Monday, April 4, 2016

Book Review: Burden

Title - Burden
Author - Lila Felix
Series - Bayou Bear Chronicles #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Romance
Published - January 20th 2014
Format - Kindle Review Copy
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In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate.

Echo has always been told she's an anomaly, a fluke. She's the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She's tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck. 

And then someone shows up claiming he's her mate.
Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she's so much more than just a burden?

I received Burden in return for an honest review.
Echo has always been a burden on the Grizzly bear clan after being found in the woods as a baby they raised her. She’s spent her whole life trying to prove that she has worth working to earn a spot in the clan. Instead she’s been worked to the bone and treated like a slave but things are about to change. Receiving a call that the Grizzly bears have one of his own Hawke has to check it out and if need be save the female black bear. He never expected that by meeting her he would find his mate, and with the help of the wolves he frees her from the life she’s always known and brings her back to his clan.

Since Echo didn’t grow up in a healthy pack she has some issues but the more time they spend together they start to heal her as well as heal Hawke. Now that Hawke has found a true mate he learns that his clan has issues but with her by his side they will be able to help fix what his father broke. Echo isn’t like typical bears she has the ability to heal which is the reason she was taken from her family and now that her mother has learned about her she is determined to teach Echo how to heal even if it means driving a wedge between the pair.

I like Echo a lot even though she’s had to overcome a lot she’s come out a stronger person for it. Dealing with the Grizzly bears has only made her strong and now that she’s mate bound to Hawke he will be able to give her what she’s missing together they will be able to be a strong powerful alpha pair. I think Hawke is perfect for Echo even putting her own needs above his own and treating her like an equal. They have this sweetest romance between the two it just works even though I’m not a huge fan of insta love.

When I had the chance to review Burden I jumped at the chance since I’ve not read as many bear shifter romance novels I would like to admit. Burden had everything I crave in a HAE young adult paranormal romance it’s perfectly crafted to keep the reader wanting more. I love the concept that when they make eye contact they just know they are meant to be together. Burden is a fast paced hard to put down novel filled with sweet romance, danger, magic, shifters, and just enough mystery to keep you guessing. I love the author’s writing style she’s created a beautiful story that flows along perfectly. I was truly captivated from start to finish. This is my first novel by the author but I can already tell you it won’t be my last. Can’t wait to read more from the Bayou Bear Chronicles. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an unique and heart-warming read! Loved your review, Mandy!! Thanks for sharing, I'll add this one to my TBR *--* If you weren't bothered by the instalove, I won't be either <3