Hey guys! So today I am participating the blog tour of Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright! Hope you enjoy my review and don't forget to enter the giveaway for the chance of winning a signed copy (US) or one of two ebooks (INT) of Bound by Prophecy. Good luck ;)
The premise was interesting enough, I was drawn to Emily and Aren - the two main characters - and as I kept going, stuff got a bit exciting. And I actually found myself liking Emily since her very first appearance, she had this lovable character and I found hers to be genuine. Actually, no, this author nailed it with both Aren as well as Emily, they both felt genuine and I loved their characters. And cool cover too!
I loved their relationship, it wasn't an instant one but how things developed between them was nice. However, it didn't sound like an actual relationship, like it only had something to do with the prophecy and you could obviously see the attraction between them but their relationship wasn't complete, didn't feel like one so guess we will hae to see how it works in the next book .
However, the world building at first sounded cheap to me, honestly. You know, with the prophecy and all but then it kinda took an organic path, if that is the right word to use. It was a bit epic but still. One thing though, was that I didn't see the whole point of the prophecy and I didn't get the fact that they weren't all too human but then what exactly are they? So a lot of thing about the world building, the prophecy and such weren't at all clear which I wish they were.
Frankly, I thanked God that it wasn't from a third point of view or that would have totally ruined it for me but instead it was in Aren's POV! which there was nothing too special about it but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The writing wasn't hard to cope with, it was the type of writing where your eyes could swiftly sweep across the words without finding difficulty in understanding. But I also felt that the story was a bit short for a fantasy novel.
Overall, it was a fun read, I even finished it in one sitting! It was a bit short so it is the kind of story that you'd read to pass time but in a fun way because I did enjoy reading this book. The two main characters were awesome, ones you'd easily have a connection with. And it was love, sacrifice, betrayal and ambiguity that outlined this story. And I am planning on reading the next book whenever it's out ;)
Title: Bound by Prophecy
Author: Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants #1
Published: April 2013
Source: Blog Tour ( For Review Purposes )
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
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