Aug 30, 2011

Review--Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over…

Reviews are already in, but gonna throw mine out there as well! Rachel Vincent's Blood Bound kicks off a totally new series and to describe it simply: it was awesome! I totally loved it!

True, there wasn't a whole lot of paranormal going on--no shifting werecats or other supernaturals--but it was still an incredible read. In this world blood is key, blood does more than sustain you, it can also be used against you. And names have power over their owner as well--in a way it's taking some fae like elements and other paranormal relatedness in regards to blood.

What so far is a problem for some people is that this novel is told in first person p.o.v. from Liz and Cam. And you really never know who's narrating until you read it--meaning the chapters are not marked "Liz" or "Cam". And truthfully, I didn't have too much of a problem with it. There are subtle shifts that let you know you're in Liz's mind or Cam's. The narrator will look at the other or think of the other and you'll know pretty much within the first sentence or two. The only ONE time I was thrown off was when reading a chapter--don't recall which--the narrator did change with an indentation or space between paragraphs.

But this was quite the story too! There's a lot of mystery to what happened between Cam and Liz. We don't know the details and yet they get brought up occasionally when they come across one another. The whole "event" from six years ago. And gradually it's revealed throughout the book, and we get both sides to the story so it was kind of nice. There isn't that whole drama and anxiety that we had with Faythe and Marc--although I still love them! This is a more sedate and emotional drama if anything, for we do learn just about everything that happened between them that caused their breakup.

Of course when Liz is forced to work with Cam on this case that she literally has no choice in working, she isn't happy. There's still sparks between them and she can even admit that to herself, she just can't let anything progress, it'd be too dangerous.

It's hard to get into everything, and there's a lot of details to even just give you the short version. Basically Liz an Cam are working this case together that is helping one of their old friends, and yet they still have their own personal (work) related problems to deal with and naturally things start to connect to one another in more ways than you can imagine, all leading up to a very surprising ending.

Of course I was expecting something like this to happen while reading. Not in all its details, but you know, just the feeling that there won't be a HEA ending. Which of course there can't be since this is just book 1! Bring on Shadow Bound Rachel! I am SO ready!

Overall rating 5/5 stars


  1. I'm reading this now and loving it! Can't stop reading. Most definitely a must read. i can't wait to finish it =DDDDD

  2. Great review! I'm cautiously optimistic about this book.

  3. Seems like a really good book. Great review!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  4. Great review! This one sounds exciting, it is now being added to my TBR list! Thank you for sharing! :)

  5. I just won a copy of this and am so excited for it! great review, I love the sound of the state of cam and liz's relationship!

    The Cait Files

  6. Glad you enjoyed it! I can't wait for Shadow Bound either!

  7. Just hopping through, but would like to follow you. Look forward to read your upcoming (and some of your old) reviews :D
    New follower for sure!


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