Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blood Bound: Review


By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over…


I love Blood Bound. It's really exciting and fast-paced. And way, way better than Soul Screamers series! I can't believe this only has a rating of 3.93 out of 5 in Goodreads. Blood Bound deserves way better than that! I rate it 5 on Goodreads. For very good reasons.

The best thing in the book is the world Liv lives in. It's a world that is filled with Skilled people like Trackers, Readers, Binders, etc. But don't get it wrong. It's not a book about mythical creatures. Well, they are obviously paranormal things. But they are so real. It's like... it's like you could accidentally run into one Skilled person without realizing that. And honestly, this book isn't really about how those Skilled people use their abilities. 'Cuz the book is way too brilliant for just that. It's about a world where no one trust one another, and people are bound by contracts, oaths and bindings. It's a world full of conflicts, hard decisions, and really infuriating moments. Just one of the books I want.

The characters are surprisingly strong in Blood Bound. Surprising, because when I first read it, I didn't expect much from Blood Bound. Turns out Liv is truly a heroine. One of the strongest and fiercest character I've ever read, and I like her from the very start of the book. Cam is another strong character. Not as strong as Liv, though, because he's slightly softer and emotional than Liv is. There's one thing I've never dreamed that will exist in Blood Bound, and that is strong supporting characters. I mean, few can make an impression on readers using SUPPORTING characters, and Rachel Vincent did it brilliantly. Kori, Anne, and Cavazos. They are really outstanding supporting characters. Almost as strong as the two main characters, Liv and Cam. 

The plot is one thing that I absolutely love while reading it. The book is full of secrets, hidden dangers and distrust. There's this... unfinished "business" between Liv and Cam, and the thread that connects all the clues in the book, and so on. They are just awesome. Brilliant. It's just like... reading a totally different version of Beth Revis' Across The Universe, because they have one in common: a plot with so many plot twists and yet make sense and the whole book becomes amazing.

If you guys are struggling between reading Soul Screamers and Unbound, read Blood Bound, and you will never regret it.

Rating: 8/10

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