Review: Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

Written By: Kellie - May• 22•13

oath bound

Series: Unbound, #3
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publish Date: April 30th, 2013
Source: Purchased
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Rating: 5/5 – Please tell me this series isn’t over!!!

About the book: The Tower Syndicate will fall…

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage–including a rare Skill–and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.

If he can figure out how…

Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He’s fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he’d never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get….

And if they can survive

Neither is used to trusting. But there’s something between them that can’t be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can’t figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is….

Thoughts: I’ve been looking forward to Oath Bound for so long, and when it finally arrived on my doorstep, I kind of did a happy dance. As far as I’m concerned, no one does Urban Fantasy like Rachel Vincent, and she will reign for a long, long time on my favorite authors list. Oath Bound… was awesome.

Like the first two books in this series, book three focused on a new couple. This time it was Kori and Kenley’s brother, Kris and Sera, who is the illegitimate offspring of one of a recently deceased crime boss. Drama all around. I liked both Kris and Sera, and I really liked the two of them together (if you’ve read any of these books, this is hardly a spoiler). Sera’s character did seem a little less organic, but she was easy to root before and hardly a damsel in distress. No complaints!

The stakes were higher in this book that in the previous two, but somehow everything seemed a little more relaxed. There was a lot of sitting around and just hanging out with some awesome characters, and it never got boring. Vincent took the time to make her readers care about every single one of the characters, and it really paid off. Even Kenley, the only Daniels’ sibling who hasn’t had POV chapters in this series is well fleshed out and difficult not to care about. I want to be a Daniels!

I’m not sure if there are going to be any more books in this series. I’ve seen it listed as a trilogy all over the place, but there were a few things left unfinished with this last book. I’m not sure what couple could be covered to tell that story, but if Rachel Vincent writes it, I will read it. Fingers crossed!

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