Shadow Bound- Rachel Vincent

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 14•12

Synopsis: If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…

Kori Daniels is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if it means taking it from someone else….

The job? Recruit Ian Holt-or kill him.

Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister. -Goodreads

Review: Not only did I read this book in less than a day, but I (true story) kind of, maybe, fist-pumped at the end. It was that good. Soooo freakin’ good! Rachel Vincent has always been among my top 4 fav. authors, but this book probably put her in the number one spot. She’s going to be untouchable for quite some time. I loved Shadow Bound!

The world that Rachel Vincent has created in her Unbound series is a lot like ours but with a distinct ‘not quite human’ twist that creates a dark edge for the main crew of characters. Those with special abilities must be constantly vigilant to guard their secrets or risk being trapped into something they may never be able to get out of.

Although this is the second book in the series, it focuses on a character who was secondary in Blood Bound (book 1) but is just as awesome as Liv. Kori would be insanely intimidating in person but she was a lot of fun to read and adventure with. After the events of the first book she was in a pretty bad place with a lot on the line but this girl has an unbelievable amount of fight in her. She’s not your typical character by any means but makes for a mesmerizing read! Of course, her counterpart Ian is also a great character and has some secrets of his own (the book is told from alternating perspectives). We do get to see a bit of Cameron and Liv, but not quite as much as I would have liked.

This book is an emotional roller-coaster from start to finish and fair warning, there are some darker moments that are sure to effect a lot of readers. Nobody is entirely honest about their motives and both main characters are constantly second guessing the other, and themselves which can be a lot to follow but as both Kori and Ian had such high stakes you can’t help but feel like the two of them have grabbed onto your heart.

It’s the combination of darkness and kick-asseyness that makes this series so epic. I’m assuming there is going to be an overall arc that this series follows and I’m really curious to see how the final events of Shadow Bound will effect this world as a whole. Feels like everything is about to get a little bit crrrazy. Anyways, I know this

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