Thursday, 15 March 2012

Blood Bound - Book Review

Blood Bound (Unbound #1)
by Rachel Vincent

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I'm in two minds about this book.

I really liked the writing, the world building and the magic system that Vincent came up with. The story itself is interesting enough that it kept me reading to see how it would all play out.

But I totally loathed Liv's so called 'friend' and Cam.

Really: if I had friends like that you could shoot me right now. I wouldn't want to live in a world where people like that would be considered friends. So if I'd been Liv, this book would only have been a couple of chapters long, because either I'd have comitted suicide or I'd have gone on a killing spree.

Therefore I really couldn't understand the attraction Liv felt for Cam and I kept hoping against all odds she would kick his ass or at least see the light and dump him.

So this was a bumpy read that kept frustrating me while being interesting enough to keep me from screaming and throwing the book through the room. I don't think I'll read any other books in this series, my blood pressure can't handle it.

Why should you read it:
It's a suspenseful story with a very intriguing setting and magic system.

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Amy said...

Great review! I've been wondering about this one and I just might have to check it out. Thank you for sharing! :)

Michelle Greathouse said...

It bothers me when one character in the book is so flawed it spoils the reading experience.

Hopefully the Cam character will evolve in later installments.

I have this one on the tbr shelf and hope to get to it soon.

Great review.