Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Bound by Spells (Bound #2) by Stormy Smith


We're celebrating the release of BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith! Check out the review and giveaway below!

BOUND BY SPELLS (Bound 2) by Stormy Smith
Mature YA Paranormal Romance
Release: March 19, 2015

Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it's too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

"Featuring a cast of mages and shapeshifters with unique magical abilities, one destiny-shaping prophecy, a genocidal megalomaniac, and a budding, heated romance (or two!), this book is paranormal gold! Read the first book in the series first, of course, but once you finish this one you're sure to be salivating for the next release in this not-to-be-missed romantic paranormal series." ~Serena Chase, USA Today's Happy Ever After blog, author of The Ryn


This was better than the last one and when I mean better it'll be difficult to put down the book once you've start reading.

It continues from the ending of Bound by Duty wherein Amelia left with Micah while Aidan is with Betty looking for Cole, in order to save Amelia. Nothing turns out as you least expected. The author will keep you guessing and the secrets that I've been wondering from part one was mind blowing. Although not all of it have been revealed yet.

I'm still not sure how I find Amelia, I still think her character trait in doing things first before thinking is going to be her downfall even if she has the right intentions. What I do like about her is that despite her situation she doesn't give up and she has to thank her supporters for that too because she probably wouldn't have last long under Queen's pressure.

I loved how Aidan doesn't give up on Amelia and that Bethany was able to talk some sense into him. I for one never saw that coming about Aidan but I had a feeling he was a special person. When I learned about past, I felt teary eyed. The only mystery is that someone saved him. I definitely want to know who that person is.

Bethany is same old. Kind of your true-annoying best friend. For a minute there, when there was a part about Cole calling her princess, I thought for sure there used to be something going on between them but not that obvious. Just like mutual attraction or something.

Among all, I pity Micah's role. He's stuck playing the fool for his mother but still his mother figured him out. That was quite shocking. But what I like about him is that he tries to protect and support Amelia the best way he could and that he's on the good side. I hope that he will finally live the life he deserves.

Micah's mother is one crazy b*tch. I for one can't understand the workings of her mind. Her plan for pure mages and how she treats her captives. I can't wait to see her demise. But a toast to the author for writing not only splendid H/h but the villains as well.

I don't want to spoil more but I felt for their father.

I'm wondering how many more will die thanks to that crazed Queen?

The romance wasn't that much. It was actually mild since they were separated throughout the whole book except the end. And the end is a major cliffhanger. I can't wait to see how this goes/ends.

And I freaking loved that owl shifter kid.



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About the Author:
Stormy Smith calls Iowa's capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.

Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn't be stopped. When she isn't working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy's favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.

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