Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Review: Blood Bound by: Keshia Swaim

Release Date: October 8, 2013
from Spencer Hill Press
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.

Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz, and discoveries about the father who is still a mystery to her, Brielle finds herself longing for a chance at a normal life.

But she may not get that chance. Or chance at a life at all, for that matter."

My Thoughts:

This was a very fun and very quick read. It only took me a few hours and I had so much fun getting lost in the pages for a little while. I love stories centering around fae, so this one was a big win for me. 

Brielle is our main character and she is a fun one. She has a tendency to get annoying at times, but for the most part I really liked her. She is struggling to fit into this new world and add on top of that starting college, it’s just not easy. The stress out on her is so believable and I really felt for her. Your first college semester is tough as it is, without added fairy drama. 

Our love interest Alex was a bit tougher for me. He ran hot and cold at times and I didn’t always like his actions. As a whole I liked him a lot, but at times I really wanted to shake him. I did understand why he did some of what he did, but at the same time I didn’t. I’m very confused when it comes to Alex. 

One character I absolutely loved was Brielle’s roommate Pammie. She was such an awesome chick! She was so fun and vivacious and a great friend. However, I really hated Stacie. Stacie was the typical bitchy girl and I just couldn’t deal with her. I know I’m supposed to hate her, I get it, but I also hate the idea of her. I guess I’m just getting tired of the bitchy girl that hates the MC for no apparent reasons and goes out of her way to make her life difficult. 

Blood Bound is a quick and very fun story. It’s easy to get lost in the pages and get caught up in Brielle’s life. The tension between the Seelie and Unseelie make for great tension and drama. I also loved that the romance wasn’t the main factor. It was there and it was a plot line, but there were more important things going on as well. 

All in all, Blood Bound is a good read and one that fantasy fans should pick up when they are looking for something light and fun.


  1. This does sound fun, Teresa. And I'm with you on stories including fae! :) Terrific review!

  2. I don't read a lot of Fae books, but this looks fun. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Nice review!

  3. Great review! I like light books, especially when they are fun!! I also hate when you can't understand the motives behind certain characters!! I might have to check this one out!! :D

    Lovely review!

  4. I love a fun, quick read! This sounds good, and I wouldn't mind having more fae in my life. Thank you for the awesome review <3


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