Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Review - Blood Bound

Title - Blood Bound
Author - Keshia Swaim
Genre - YA Paranormal
Publication - October 8th 2013
Publisher - Spencer Hill Press 
Format - Arc paperback


Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.

Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.

But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter.

I received a physical arc of Blood Bound in return for an honest review from the publisher Spencer Hill Press. Brielle recently had a weekend writing conference that changed her life forever. Now she’s attending her first year of college at a school for the fae, training to use her mind reading ability she inherited from her father. Upon arriving at the school she’s instantly put into extra training from her advisor the very stern council leader Dr. Schwartz. Brielle will have to juggle the school, training, and her boyfriend but it won’t be easy.

Thankfully Brielle however sloppy does have an awesome roommate to support her when she needs her. When her boyfriend starts hanging out with the girl she is supposed to be working with who doesn't like her Brielle is a little jealous but when she catches him lying and with her she’s down right furious. After being unable to Alex she attempts to move past it. Even finding the unseelie in the mall saving her fellow students but its short lived when she ends up kidnapped by the unseelie at a club. Will they be able to save her before it’s too late?  

Brielle is a fun character behind her fellow students since she just recently learned about being half seelie fae. She’s a character you can relate to after all her book boyfriend is Mr. Darcy how can you not love her, and she loves Tolkien must be a winner. Brielle wants to be a writer which for me is unique because it’s not often I come across a bookish character who’s a lot like me well minus the writing. I think her roomie is a hoot she makes me laugh being a slob but crazy skilled fashion student.  

I've been looking forward to this one for months so when the book arrived I couldn't wait to jump right in. I found the concept for Blood Bound interesting with the fae fighting against each other on earth. I think the author did a great job for her debut novel. The characters are engaging easy to connect with and I found myself cheering Brielle on. I did struggle with the fact that I didn't know the short story was in the back of the book so it was odd going at the start. Aside from that I enjoyed the story and I would love to read more about what’s going to happen to Brielle in the future. 
4 out of 5 stars

About this author

I've come to the conclusion that reality is no fun. I still check in every now and then to pay the bills and change diapers, but I spend most of my free time reading, talking about what I've read, searching for something new to read, or writing about my own fantasy world.

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