Monday, July 9, 2012

Book Review: Bound

boundTitle: Bound by Erica O’Rourke
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 350 pages
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Summary: Mo Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But the more she struggles to keep her magic and mortal lives separate, the deadlier the consequences. In the end, Mo must risk everything--her life, her heart, her future--or lose it all.

I love it when a trilogy ends and everything gets tied up in a satisfying way. It’s not that everything ends perfectly and happily ever after, but even with the bitter sweetness of it all, everything ends as it should be. Bound does that for the Torn trilogy and is easily the best book in the series.

I love the plot in Bound. There are lots of twists and betrayals worthy of any book involving both magic and the mob. As both sides of Mo’s crazy world start to bleed together, the stakes get so much higher and more exciting.

As always, Mo is the most interesting character and she definitely comes into her own in Bound. While the two groups (the mobsters and the magical Arcs) in her life don’t think much of her and try to use her to further their agendas, Mo proves that they underestimated her in big ways. I love the way she navigates both worlds and finally makes a place for herself.

While I loved the plot in Bound, I’m not a big fan of the romance and love triangle in the book. Mo declares her commitment to one boy and begs him to take her virginity and a little later on, she makes the same commitment to another boy and begs him to do the same. Honestly, her feelings of commitment did not feel real to me. It just seemed the Mo wanted to have sex and would stay with the guy who would sleep with her.

Bound has an awesome, exciting plot, tons of action and twisty surprises that I did not see coming. My issues with the romance aside, this is the most exciting book in the series. If you are looking for something different in YA books, this unique trilogy may be it.

Content: Kissing, sex, profanity and violence. More appropriate for older/more mature teens.

My Rating: Really Good!


Isabelle said...

It seems like a lot of plots are ruined by the romance. :( So many books I've read lately are amazing, and then there's a romance introduced. But it's good to know that the rest of it is really good! Will read soon!

Patricia Eimer said...

sounds like a good trilogy. I'll have to see if I can find it at the library.


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