Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Binds Tour and Giveaway!!

Ophelia Brand’s life is in shambles. Married to an abusive man and forced to act like the perfect politician’s wife in public, her freedom has been completely stripped away. Alone and without purpose, Ophelia feels as if there isn’t much in this world to live for. Everything changes when an employee kidnaps her from a state dinner. Ophelia is thrust into a new world filled with people who claim to be an ancient race of Mages. They also claim that she is one of them. 

While the country falls into the hands of a tyrannical dictator, Ophelia finds herself torn between the friendly Reece who wants nothing more than to protect her, and Spencer, the leader of the resistance who sees her as a tool to fight the war. Tensions run high as Reece and Spencer both try to help her master her powers and unravel the spells that restricted her from using them. As revelations of her past come to light, and the war is brought to her feet, Ophelia must quickly make a choice of who to trust.

My Review

by Rebecca Espinoza

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Binds is a very interesting take on Urban Fantasy! It was action packed from the very beginning and kept me enthralled the whole time. It wasn't long enough.. seriously! I wanted to know more about this world that that it was based in. I guess thats where the Urban comes from, but there were a lot of current references while the world around was kinda crazy. I love/hate the triangle between Phee, Spencer and Reece.. it's just, I don't know who I'd pick (usually I can pick a side).

Cover and Writing
I actually really love the cover! After reading the book, you truly come to realize its significance. The writing was good, though there were some humorous parts that seemed pushed. All-in-all I liked her writing and though it was great for a Debut!!

Main Character
I really like Ophelia! She is a normal girl (kind of), with normal feelings (non-whiny), and normal fears! She is snarky and strong, yet weak and imperfect. I love the fact that she was so very brave in her adult life and never gave up when times got tough! Her life is taking on a more intriguing storyline and I can't wait to see what happens!

Swoonworthy points: 6
Okay, there were some swoony parts, though not as many as I would like. Here's an awesome swoon from the book:

I should be fighting this. I know I don't want this. There was someone that I was supposed to remember, but at this moment, it all goes to the wayside because I am lost in this kiss. His soft lips contrast with the urgency I feel from him. It's as if it is the last moment of the last second of the last everything before the end of the world and we are both trying to make it count.

I really liked this and can't wait to continue the story, it ended well but with lots of intrigue!


Rebecca Espinoza

An Army wife, has lived in 8 different houses and 5 different states in the past 10 years and she can’t wait for the next move. She is skilled in the arts of basket weaving, origami, and bullshitting. She is a book thief and likely to pilfer any she sees lying around in friends’ houses, so keep an eye out if you invite her in. 
She currently resides in beautiful Wahiawa, Hawaii (Army wives will get this joke) with her two sons and dog, Tosh.0 (her most favorite person in the world…the dog, not the comedian), and her husband pops in from the field, missions, or deployment every now and then to say hello. She tends towards the sarcastic when referring to herself in third person. Rebecca is a Turtle, are you?

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Julie S said...

Thanks for the review! I now have another book on my Goodreads shelf lol.

sshah605 said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!!!

Cassie Polla said...

Thank you!

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