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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bound by Kira Saito

Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.

YA Paranormal Romance

 I am not sure where to start with this book. I am not gonna lie, I was first drawn to the book because of the cover. It is absolutely stunning but I also loved the fact that someone was dipping their toe in the water so to speak, of the Voodoo pool.

I was thrilled about the story idea, because it is a genius idea that unfortunately was executed very poorly. 

The characters were flat and one dimensional, the same can be said for the event's that took place at the turn of each page. Shallow as it may seem, I had a hard time getting to know the character's and connecting with the flow of the book.

It seemed rushed and because it seemed like everything pushed together without as much depth as I would of liked I was unable to enjoy the tale to what I am sure could be the fullest.

I also hated the ending.  It wasn't any ending in fact, it seemed like someone had just ripped the pages out of the book and I was forced to come to an abrubt halt. It was worse then a cliff hanger.

Memorable Quote:
1." I've learnt how to bury the shame and move on with my life. I've realized taht if you let it, remorse can consume you entirely. Before you know it, your nothing moret hen a ghost lurking in the shadows. " Said by Lucas LePlante

2 Raven's.

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