Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

Blood Bound (Unbound #1)

Title:  Blood Bound
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #1
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Source: Copy from personal library

Rating:  Paper Shredder

Synopsis:

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…’

NOTE:  This review is based on the portion of the book that I did read.

What I liked:  I liked how Oliva was written very much.  When I was reading about her I saw a female version of John McClane from Die Hard.  She’s one kick ass Binder.  She’s still in love with Cam and has done some pretty bad things to protect him.  She’s also bound to a crime boss.

I also liked Cam a lot too.  He was tall, dark and handsome.  He’s also still in love with Olivia.  He’s also bound to the other crime boss.  I really liked that the book started off with some action and some ass kicking.

What I didn’t like:  That each chapter is told from either Cam or Olivia’s point of view but I was never quite sure who was talking until I was a good chunk of the way into the chapter.  It became a rather annoying distraction for me and a major turn off.  I also didn’t care for the action tapering off.  We start off with a pretty fair amount of action in the beginning and then it flat lines.  The straw that broke the camel’s back was that I wasn’t able to connect with the characters (even though they were described wonderfully) or the story.

Overall Impression:  I had heard a lot of really great things about this book and I really wanted to like it.  The problem was I just couldn’t connect with the story or characters.  Just remember just because I didn’t care for this book doesn’t mean you won’t like it.

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One comment on “Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

  1. awww too bad you didn't like this. I love Rachel Vincent's YA Soul Screamers series and I wanted to read this and the Shifters series. I don't mind alternating POVs but I do like to feel a connection to the characters and sometimes you just don't feel it.

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