Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review: Bound by duty

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn't even know his name. 

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she'll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle?
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My Review

I was really interested in Amelia's story. The concept was great, the first few pages drew me in and she just so interesting! I love the world of Elders and Hunters and Witches and I really wanted to know what made Amelia's dad go off the deep end (not a spoiler, you find this out pretty early) I was just so so so hooked on the writing and the world and fell deeper in love with the story...

And then the love interests arrived. "I get bad feelings from these guys who happen to be incredibly hot and make me feel things in my girl parts and it must be love because omg that dimple." It's lost my interest. I' not interested in Team this or Team that. I'm interested in how the heck we're going to deal with her Witchiness the Queen. If you remove the Insta-love triangle, this book would be comparable to The Enlighten or Graceling series. But really I liked the plot more than I hated the love story. A three seems too low. I've got to go with four out of five stars.

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