Thursday, February 21, 2013

With All My Soul Reading Challenge

WAMS Mini-Reading Challenge
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Rachel Vincent. I have read all of her books at least once and participated in the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge last year. I can't wait to read the 7th and final book "With All My Soul" on March 19th.
Lucky for me (and you) Fiktshun is hosting a mini-reading challenge for With All My Soul.
Here are the rules:

  • The challenge will begin on March 19th and end on April 30th, 2013.
  • The challenge is to read AND review WITH ALL MY SOUL by Rachel Vincent.
  • To participate in this challenge, SIGN UP in the Linky List over on Fiktshun's blog.
  • You can sign up any time between now and the end of the challenge.
  • You must have a blog, Tumblr, Facebook page or Goodreads account – or some other way to post a review online – to be a participant in this challenge.
  • If you’d like to create a participation post, you can get extra entries into the sign-up giveaway by leaving a link to your post in the Rafflecopter form. (Not required.)
  • Feel free to grab a challenge button from the sidebar! (Not required.)
  • On March 19th there will be a “Challenge Begins” post where you can leave a link to your review.
  • Only those who review WITH ALL MY SOUL during the dates of the challenge and leave their links will be eligible for the challenge giveaway which will be announced in that post.

If you’d like to sign up, head over to Fiktshun’s Sign Up Page

Monday, February 4, 2013

Shadow Bound - 5 Stars

Title: Shadow Bound
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 439 Pages
Published: May 22nd 2012 by Mira
Rating: 5/5

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 it 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 Review:

Another fantastic book from Rachel Vincent! I went in with high expectations and I wasn't disappointed at all.
I was initially put off by the change of narrators as I wasn't done with Liv and Cam yet, so I was surprised that this book wasn't focused on them. One chapter in and I was drawn right into Ian and Kori's story equally as much as the first book.
Kori is dark a jaded, and Ian is full of secrets. I loved delving into the twisted story they unravelled together.
And the villains! I thought Ruben was bad, but Tower makes him look tame.
Great read. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Fav. Quote(s):

"Jake Tower was the heart of the Tower syndicate. We—the initiates—were the lifeblood of the organization, but Tower was the pump that kept us flowing through the veins and arteries of this living machine." Kori (narrating) - Ch 1

""I would make fire rain from the heavens to smite your enemies with the flames of our shared rage."" Ian - Ch 22

My Rating: 5/5

Other books in this series

(Click highlighted titles for my review)
1 - Blood Bound 5/5
2 - Shadow Bound 5/5
3 - Oath Bound (Coming April 30th 2013)

You'll like this series if you liked

Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Dark Angels by Keri Arthur  or Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

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