Thursday, August 23, 2012

Soulbound Review

394 pages

Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to each other: Barrons fight and Healers cure their Barrons' wounds in the ongoing war with the evil Graplar King. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. In Tril, and at Shadow Academy, where she is sent to learn to heal, it is against Protocol for Healers to fight. So Kaya must learn in secret. Enter two young men: One charming, rule-following Barron who becomes Bound to Kaya and whose life she must protect at all costs. And one with a mysterious past who seems bent on making Kaya's life as difficult as possible. Kaya asks both to train her, but only one will, and the consequences will change their lives forever.

I love Kaya. She is an amazingly strong heroine and does what she thinks is right no matter the consequence. Sometimes she was a little quick to do things without fully thinking it through but I liked the two men in Kaya's life since they each brought something different to the table. Trayton is one of those perfect guys but he also follows the rules a bit too perfectly. Darius on the other hand is one of those rebellious bad boy types that you just can't help but to love. Besides the obvious romantic edge to this story there is also quite a lot of action. I appreciated Kaya for her willingless to step out of the Healer role and train to fight even if it was against the rules. There isn't really a complete sense of the world Kaya lives in but I'm hoping that the next novel opens up the world around her a bit more. Even though I expected what happened between Kaya and one of the guys, the way it happened at the end completely threw me and just made me anticipate reading the next novel when it comes out. I definitely recommend this novel for those who like fantasy novels with a kick-ass heroine.


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