{Book Review} Bound by Jennifer Dean

December 22, 2012 Reviews 1

Welcome to my stop on the Bound blog tour!

Published: October 9, 2012 by Lulu
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 254
Source: ecopy from author
Buy this book: Lulu Print / Lulu Ebook / Amazon

Book Description:

Once finally back in her hometown of Washington, North Carolina, seventeen-year-old Emma Morgan learns the simple life she knew has changed from the moment she meets the charmingly, bright-eyed Liam Alexander. But when her brother, Sean voices his disapproval, Emma finds her loyalty in the way of her new found curiosity. Only the more Emma tries to avoid him the more she finds Liam in her constant company. A risk that will expose his supernatural identity and both of their hearts. But what happens when Sean reveals a secret that Emma never saw coming…

Bound was a pretty unique book. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so my review may sound kind of vague. I enjoyed it. There are twists and turns throughout and more than once this book caught me very off guard. I love it when a book can take me by surprise multiple times. 

I was a little confused at the beginning of the book about what was going on, but after about 15-20 pages or so I started to get my bearings and then I really got into the story. Once this happened I devoured the whole book pretty quickly. Emma is such a relate-able and likable character. She is just so normal. She isn’t overly aggressive, or overly sassy. And as much as I love a kick butt heroine, sometimes it isn’t just the most realistic thing to see a 17 year old girl that can take down grown men. Emma is realistic, she is just your average teenager who is worried about fitting in and being the “new girl”. At times, she was a little too dependent on her brother. I liked seeing their childhood pictures and memories because it helped me see just how close of a bond the two of them really shared. 

Liam was really interesting too and I was fascinated throughout the whole book. We just kept learning more and more about him and it was all really cool stuff. I loved the supernatural element in Bound. It was fresh and inventive. 

Bound is one of those stories that just keeps building and building as you read it. It didn’t start out as much but the story just kept picking up pace and getting better. It was downright suspenseful at the end. The ending kind of threw me off. It didn’t exactly end as a cliffhanger and I am not even sure if there is going to be another book or not. I really hope there is another book because I am not done with Liam and Emma yet! The end of Bound seemed kind of unfinished. Jennifer, I vote for a sequel! Fans of a new and different kind of supernatural should check out Bound.

3/5 gavels

About the Author:

Jennifer lives in Dallas, Texas with her family. When not immersed in her writing, she is either engaged in a book or one of her favorite television shows.

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One Response to “{Book Review} Bound by Jennifer Dean”

  1. Michelle Chew

    I also enjoy books that takes me by surprise! It seems that the title of the book is suitable from what I read from the summary. I’m actually thinking of what happens after Sean voices his disapproval and the things that Emma and Liam did after that. Great review, Michelle!

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