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Sunday, September 28, 2014

{Book Review} Bound By Duty by Stormy Smith

Book Title: Bound By Duty
Author: Stormy Smith
Publisher: Perfect Storm Publishing
Publishing Date: July 2014
Length: 390 pages
Source: from author in exchange for an honest review

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?urb

I promised I was coming back with a review of Stormy's novel this month! And here I am!

Let's start with the bad: BOOK ENDED TOO SOON AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT BLOODY INSTALLMENT. Okay. That is now out of my system.

The Good: Uh...where do I start? This was such a great read for me. I love paranormal and I love romances and I love magic and I love monarchies and I love prophecies and and and. Yeah! There's a lot here!

Amelia is great. She's timid and weird and super shy. And as her life unravels piece by piece, as she discovers that every single person in her life has lied to her, she comes into her own and is livid. And yet, she maintains her cool and a keeps a level head, which is pretty amazing. This is not to say that she doesn't give a well-deserved blast here and there towards those who deserve it, but I found it amazing that she remained so relatively calm.

Even better than Amelia is her BFF, Bethany. FINALLY a BFF in a book that is a TRUE BFF. She rolls with the punches, isn't afraid to speak her mind, and yet takes the time to listen even when she wants to stomp someone in the face.

Stormy Smith has concocted a story that flows well, keeps you glued to what is going on, and has a menacing, looming, evil b--ch you itch to slap in the face. I was yelling at Amelia at the end to use her darn words and tell someone something instead of leaving it like so, but ... she didn't. And now I have to wait.

Write, Stormy, write!