A Reader's Opinion: BOUND by Kate Sparkes


Bound Trilogy, Book 1


Enchanting and magical! I have to admit that I chose to read this book because of the gorgeous cover. The only fantasy books I'm familiar with are Lord of the Rings, so I don't have a lot to compare, and this is the first YA Fantasy I've read. I wanted to try something different and I'm glad I did. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the vivid and descriptive world the author created.

Ruby the dragon could have her own story! Rowan is interesting, strong, and a worthy heroine, even if she sometimes seemed more like a teenager. Aren . . . well, I didn't dislike him completely. I think I felt about him the way I was supposed to in the beginning. I didn't have a chance to connect with him as I think I should have. There were times when I wasn't sure if the book should be medieval or modern but I still enjoyed the fantasy. I thought the author missed the marked where the relationship between Rowan and Aren were concerned, but she gets big points for keeping me interested with the magical elements and occasional complexity of the world building.

This book would appeal to many readers, especially those who love fantasy, magic, and romance blended into one story.

Star Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan



Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains. Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life—a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic she's been forced to suppress since childhood. When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people’s most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that’s more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of—that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first.

Print Length: 513 pages

Publisher: Sparrowcat Press; 1 edition

Publication Date: June 23, 2014

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.


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