14 Oct '11

A Rae Review – Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

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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 to trust no one.

But when her friends 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.  Bu 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.

Rachel Vincent is one of those authors that I want to say I don’t like, because I don’t always agree with the decisions that she makes for her characters (I’m the person that thinks in the Shifters series Faythe should have chosen Jace and not Marc!), but I have to say that I totally adore her work & Blood Bound really doesn’t disappoint!
The first in a new series, Blood Bound is a roller coaster of a book.  All the action takes place in just a few days, so there is always the danger of the backstory being a little thin.  That really doesn’t happen here, with flash back memories and recollections occurring in the right places, the blanks are all deftly filled in without interrupting the flow of the story.  This certainly isn’t a predictable read; there are many twists and turns keeping you guessing until the end.
Liv & Cam’s relationship is one that should have been so simple, they were young & in love.  However, due to miscommunication, circumstances & outside interference, they’ve been apart for years, neither finding happiness with another. Now they find themselves on opposing sides, yet working towards a common goal.  Can they overcome all the obstacles and live long enough to sort everything out?
One thing that took me a little time to get to grips with was that the point of view changes with each new chapter (Liv gets a chapter, Cam gets a chapter). In the end I think it really works and I grew to love the different perspectives as you really get to understand both sides of the story!
I love Liv and Cam; I think they’re perfect for each other, which undoubtedly means a huge spanner will be thrown in the works!  After book one ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, I’m chomping at the bit for Shadow Bound (Unbound #2) due out next year.


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