Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My review: Bound by C.K. Bryant

About the book:  When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira's life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she's falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive. BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.

I bought this book at a writer retreat from the author (because I hang with the cool kids, ya ;)) at the same time I purchased another book. One I read in a day or two. The other I waited on. And waited. And waited. Somehow I knew, just by looking at it, reading the back, holding it in my hands, it would be the kind of book that would change me forever. That it would be awesome covered in amazing-sauce. I ended up loving both books, but in different ways. The second book? The one I waited to read because it intimidated the crap out of me? That was BOUND.

C.K. Bryant is my friend. I've gotten to know her online persona pretty well, and I just love her. She's all worlds of amazing. But, you probably know how it is when you buy a book from a friend. You want to love it, for them. And I'm not going to deny that, on some level, my affection for Chris has colored my love of her writing. BOUND was the first thing she'd written that I ever read.

And I loved it. The story hooked me, I cared about the characters, I NEEDED to know what happened next, and the set up for the second book left me crying for more.

Now, with the sequel, BROKEN, just around the corner, I felt it was time to share my feelings about BOUND with you. I encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself before BROKEN is released. Click HERE for the paperback version, or HERE if you want the ebook version FREE. You won't regret it.


kbrebes said...

Terrific review, Cheri! Great book, I agree because I can still see and hear the characters in my head! That's great characterization! And I loved the setting, too. : )

Christine said...

Awesome review, Cheri. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. I can't wait to see what you think of BROKEN. I hope to have it out in 3-4 weeks.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I really enjoyed this book, even if I wanted to beat Christine up for leaving us hanging like that. Can't wait for Broken.