Friday, November 18, 2011

Bound by C. K. Bryant

Official Tour Stop 

Source: eBook copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

My Summary:

Kira's mom thinks she's a mouse and underfoot.  Her only friend is Lydia but there's something up with her eyes that Kira can't quite pin down.  Then there's this feeling of being watched.  But the truth is so far from anything Kira ever imaged.  As a trip to the mountains to take pictures turns to a fight for survival, Kira must make a choice.  Will she risk her life to safe her friend or run away like the frightened mouse her mom believes her to be?  What about the mysterious brother that Kira didn't know she had?  Why does he seem to know her?  What are the feeling Kira sees in his eyes and in her own heart?  As the danger increases, will any of them survive or will Kira find the strength to overcome the odds?

My Thoughts:

3 stars - a good read

What is different and unique about Bound is the mythology that C.K. weaves through its pages. It's not a fey world but there is magic. It's not a werewolf world but there is shape-shifting. It's not a vampire world but there is blood lust. Tying all of these things together with "out of this world" lure, C.K. creates a very original world.

The characters are complex and entertaining. Kira is quiet and reserved but has a feisty side that is quickly brought out by Octavion. His temper and rough edges motivate a stronger side of Kira. They complement each other well but of course they can’t make it that easy for each other. Lydia is very interesting. The mystery of her kindred spirit is another very original aspect of this book. I really want to know what happens with that aspect of the book in Broken.

While this book really starts as an urban fantasy, but it’s more of an epic fantasy. If that’s your thing, than this is a good one to pick up.

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  1. Ooooh! i love shape-shifters! Throw in some magic and bloodlust(and thank God-no vamps!) and I'm definitely adding this to my TBR pile:) Thank you for your honest review ~ Great tour stop!

    Here's my review of Deadly Cool. I would love for you to stop by and tell me what you think! :)

  2. This sounds pretty good but the cover creeps me out! *shivers*

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. Thanks for such a great review. I'm glad you enjoyed BOUND and I'll be sure to include you on the BROKEN tour in the spring.