Friday, 2 May 2014

Unbound #1 Blood Bound

Presenting Unbound #1 Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent.

Here is the summary of the book:

Bound by blood, condemned by fate

As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules.

Rule number one? Trust no one.

But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe.
And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam.

A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game.

No matter what the cost.

I have only just begun to scratch the surface with Rachel Vincent's book. Prior to Blood Bound, till now I have only read My Soul to Take. I liked that one much better than Blood Bound though. Not that this one wasn't exciting. It really was and a fast paced thriller too but still somehow with a few short comings.

The synopsis itself is quite misleading. Liv was helping to solve her friend Annika's husband's mysterious death because they were bound to an oath, the daughter's disappearance came way later in the story and not at all, the focus of the story. Also with characters as 'Skilled' as the characters in the book like Liv and Cam, you would expect the story to be teeming with action scenes but it is more or less a starcrossed romance but with a bittersweet ending.

Now I have nothing against that.... I do love a good paranormal romance. Liv and Cam, the protagonist couple were perfect for this setting. Both of them are 'Skilled' trackers. Both are strong. Determined.... And extremely adorable with each other..... And dealt a heavy hand by fate.... or by a friend with the 'Skill' for foretellings. Not to say there wasn't enough tension.... because they had it down to a 'T'.

Secrets and Manipulations abound, with gangsters and underworld King Pins running the show. This proved to be quite the easy and a fast paced read. The character journey of both Liv and Cam was definitely the main point to the plot and I enjoyed this thrilling ride.

"Thrilling and Fast Paced"
Genre :     Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Mira INK

Release Date: 1st September, 2011

Rate:             3/5 (Liked It)

Other Books by the Author(review links):
         Soul Screamers (series)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository


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