Blog Tour – Untethered by KayLynn Flanders

**Disclaimer: I was given a free finished copy in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**

Tour Schedule

Title Shielded
Author KayLynn Flanders
Release Date July 23, 2021
Date Finished July 20, 2021


For fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Furyborn comes the thrilling sequel to Shielded about a world in a deadly magical war and the newly crowned king and feisty princess who must defeat the deadliest of foes before there’s nothing left to save.

Although King Atháren’s sister, Jennesara, saved Hálendi from the Gray Mage, the reprieve came at a steep price–the life of their father. Now Ren rules over a divided kingdom, with some who want him dead, and a Medallion that warns of worse trouble brewing in the south.

As second born, Princess Chiara is the perfect Turian royal–perfectly invisible. She longs to help restore peace on the Plateau, but with no magic and no fighting skills, she doesn’t stand a chance against a mage. So when a member of the Turian royal family goes missing and Chiara finds a clue about the rumored resting place of the mages’ long-lost artifacts, she decides it’s time to be seen.

As Ren’s and Chiara’s paths cross, they find the depth of the mages’ hold on the Plateau is more powerful than anyone suspected, and that they must learn to trust themselves, and each other, before the mages retrieve their artifacts and become too powerful to ever defeat.

Giveaway (US Only)
One winner will receive a finished copy of Untethered. The giveaway starts on July 19th and ends on July 26th.

Initial Thoughts
I was really excited to be chosen for this tour. Ok, I say that about most tours but honestly, I don’t apply if the book doesn’t make me excited! Shielded was a really fun debut with the arranged marriage trope, enemies to lovers, and a Viking inspired world and I was really eager to go back to it!

Some Things I Liked
New main characters. I loved that this was told from different POVs from the first book. Ren felt like an underused character in book 1 and I was so glad he was a main character here.
Chiara’s grandmother. I am a sucker for the sassy grandma trope – is that a trope? If it’s not, I’d like to make it one. Having a sassy old lady pal around with me often, I am a big fan of the banter between them in this story.

Series Value
I love a spin off book. While I would have happily read more about Jenassara and Enzo from Shielded, I loved that this book told Ren’s story. I would happily revisit this world for more sequels and side stories.

Final Thoughts
I really enjoyed this book. The romance was a touch too slow for me at points but overall, it felt right for the characters. I enjoyed the expansion of the world KayLynn Flanders created and think there’s plenty of series and sequel potential here.


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About the Author

KayLynn Flanders has a degree in English Language and editing, and has been a freelance editor and book designer for over twelve years. Her debut novel, Shielded, was published by Delacorte Press/PRH, with the sequel, Untethered, forthcoming. KayLynn and her family live in Utah between some mountains and a lake, and she is directionally challenged without them. She loves reading, writing, traveling, and volleyball, and thinks there’s nothing better than a spur-of-the-moment road trip.

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