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In my mailbox this weekend: Spirit Bound by Richelle MeadThanks so much to Christie at The Fiction Enthusiast - I won this book on her blog contest and it came on Saturday!!!
So - - The story begins with this line, "Can I just say that dying sucks?"
I was already hooked on the first page. This story is filled with action, demons, the fight against good and evil, the ordeal of deciding who and what is good and/or evil, and one girl's struggle to save the world. I love strong and independent women battling for the good of mankind, so this story is right up my alley. I have always been a take-charge kind of person and I found it easy to connect with Lily/Alice. Deacon being the incredible man that the author portrays him to be would make any woman with a pulse short of breath.
All-in-all this was a great story! No spoiler, but it's a cliffhanger! I read it on the Kindle and went to Amazon and ordered all three of these books in paperback before I started this review. (Luckily, all three are on the Kindle too - so I am planning to veer off the challenge path to finish this series right away, thank goodness for the Kindle or I would be in the car instead of on my computer because I have to know what happens next!
Amazon Product Description
Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.
And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.
I had high hopes when I picked up this book - from the cover alone it demanded to be read. I must say I was not disappointed!
This was a great read. The characters are well developed, the plot was intriguing. The reality of the idea of being heartless was one I haven't seen and the author wields it well.
This is a story of loyalty, fealty, faith, corruption, honor, love, family, and mystery. A story of young people becoming who they want to be and the choices they have to make to get there.
The characters come from all walks and worlds. The author mingles worlds and dimensions without leaving the reader lost.
The story is filled with action; so even though it is essentially a love story, it is not JUST a love story. We have battles of all kinds - physical and emotional.
The relationships in this story are extraordinary. You are drawn into each of them as they unfold between all of the characters throughout the story. You watch as Felix goes from being a young and foolish boy to a man (who has not gotten older, but had to make adult decisions). You are witness to Una and the fate that befalls her and those around her because of the choices that she makes.
As in all stories - there is a villain. The shape changing bad guy here makes you dislike him from the start (which is what we all want to do). There are also elusive game players in the story that we aren't outright introduced to that appear to have the fate, or at least some of the fate, of the characters held at the mercy of the roll of the dice.
I fell in love with the characters and can't wait for the rest of the series.