Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review: Shadow Bound - Rachel Vincent

Shadow Bound
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else. The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.

Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister. Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they’ll have to choose between love and liberty….

My thoughts:
First I do have to say that it was not as good as book 1. Sure I still enjoyed the book, but it could just not top book 1. I'd have loved for them all to be kick-ass.

Maybe it was cos this one was darker, no, that was not it, I liked the darkness, it was gritty and real. Kori had gone through so much. I felt so sorry for her. And then we have Ian with his secrets. Could it be that the couple was not as good as in book 1? Don't ask me, truth be told I really do not remember much about book 1 o_O Which is never good either. So even if this was a good book, I fear that it might go into darkness too. In that corner in my mind where forgotten books go.

But hey, I liked the book. It was kick-ass, heartbreaking, any HEA seemed impossible, Tower is so freaking evil! The whole system with bindings makes me so mad too. What a good creation, such a cool world.

Therefore I just can't say why I did not think it was awesome. It was something, just something. Still it was good, it's Vincent after all.

....maybe it was Ian..yes maybe. I just did not fall for him...eh, just something. Whatever, the book was still good :)

Conclusion:
Dark, very dark, these peeps need to be happy.

Cover:
Eh

Series: Unbound #2
Genre: urban fantasy
Pages: 448
Published: May 2012 by Mira
Source:; My own

48 comments:

  1. I haven't read this first one yet (well I got about half way through)! I put them down to read in August as part of the Summer Series challenge. I will keep my expectations lower for the second one.

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    1. I think that is the problem often, book 2 is perfectly find but after book 1 when expectations are so freaking high

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  2. Mhmmm, sounds like a mighty pickle they are in. lol. Don't you hate it when you can't pinpoint an exact reason why the book wasn't amazing

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    1. I can only pinpoint that it was not as amazing as book 1..but why..dunno

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  3. The linked Os on the cover remind me of wedding rings...

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    1. I did not think about that before

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  4. Lol, forgettable after all, or a good read? I'll ask you next week :)

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    1. Darn it..it's already slipping since I finished it last week

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  5. I really do want to read a Rachel Vincent book but I have yet to do it. I want to read the sin series.

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    1. I want to try that series too one day

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  6. I still need to read book 1! I didn't realize (probably because I haven't read the first book) that the second book was going to feature different characters. That actually makes me want to read book 1 even more because their story should get wrapped up and I was worried I would be tortured for however many books. Glad this one was still good even if it didn't quite grab you as much as the first!

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    1. I did not know that either so when book 1 ended I was so surprised, both in a good and a bad way. But yes so good that there is no cliffie! Still there is a HEA but it's also..all very bleak

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  7. I haven't tried this series yet, well I confess I only read one book by her. Maybe I need to check the others one now. thanks for the review. I'll check the first book.

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    1. I did like the first one and her shifters series, that one was cool :D

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  8. I wasn't really impressed by book one, to be honest, so this one is on my TBR but with a very low priority. Still, I'm totally getting what you're saying. Sometimes, couples just don't work together. :)

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    1. If you did not like that one then I do think that a low priority on this one is a good idea. And sadly it's forgettable

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  9. This is another author i need to explore..i like dark and gritty!

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    1. It feels so very hopeless..read it ;)

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  10. I dunno, I think I should start with the book one but then, knowing that book two is worse, I will most probably ditch the series.

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    1. I will still read book 3 ;) So you will know then for sure

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  11. I've been wanting to read these books. I see now that I must have them. MUST! :)

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  12. It's always a bit disappointing when the second book isn't as good as the first, but when you feel invested in the characters you can't help but follow along.

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    1. I did want to know, since it was very dark. I mean she will kill him, he will kill too, how could that end? I had to know

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  13. Dark hmm? Sounds like an interestesting series for sure!

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  14. I've never picked up Rachel Vincent. I heard that she is good at world building but sucks at plot and character development. Reading from your post, sounds like this book is too...

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    1. Hm, plot, well that works but ok development, you might be right there

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  15. I still need to read Blood Bound. Wow...really dark and a HEA sounds impossible...I will save this for the right day not in the mood for daek but I do want to read i!

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    1. So very impossible, but I still they would get there..somehow. So for that it's worth reading. Much will happen

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  16. LOL! Sometimes its hard to put your finger on what was missing to make it that swelling awesome read as the first book. But sounds like an amazing series thus far. :) Thank you!

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    1. It was good, just not as good, and it does bug me that I can't figure out why this was so

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  17. Sounds like 2nd book syndrome. Hope the next one is back to being kick ass.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. That evil 2nd book syndrome! But yes I do hope the next one will kick ass

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  18. There are some books that have that slippery something or lack of something that makes it hard to pin down just exactly why it didn't work for you.

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    1. True, and it always makes me wonder why I just can't put my finger on it

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  19. Something about your review makes me want to give this series a try. Strange, when you are not all that enthousiastic! :)

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    1. Lol, maybe it's me saying book 1 kicked ass ;)

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  20. Haven't read any of her books yet but I've seen them around a lot. I thought she only wrote YA?

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    1. Nope she has written more adult books. Started there with a were series and then she wrote YA..I think

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  21. i love this cover, but the words 'dark' 'gritty' and 'real' make me think it's not for me LOL

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    1. It is dark, and gritty so if you fear that then yes not the one for you

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  22. I have heard so many good things about this author. I really need to pick up one of her books one of these days.

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  23. Even though this book was just ok, I so need to start this series by her. I really like her adult UF series.

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    1. Hopefully the next will be back to kick-ass

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  24. I actually forget books in series very easily. Which may be why I don't like reading series that go on forever.

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    1. They are so easy to forget when they are in a series

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