Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: Soulbound

Author Kristen Callihan
Format e-book 
Print Length 366 pages 
Publisher Forever 
Published Feb 24 2015 

Once two souls are joined...

When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone...

Their hearts will beat together forever...

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn't stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted—by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam's kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken... 

My Opinion 

***Warning spoilers from previous books. 

We were introduced to Miss Eliza May in a previous book, I think it was Shadowdance. She is of course killed and offered a chance to become a GIM (Ghosts in the Machine). When Adam was called for by Mary and Daisy, instead of making her a GIM he takes her away. Randomly, to only goodness knows where. He keeps her chained to him the entire time he has her. He really is a real jerk to her. Makkes you wonder why he gets his own book later on. Mab, the queen of the Fae arranges for her rescue in Evernight. After three long years, she is finally free. Or so she thinks. 

Soulbound begins a few months after Evernight ends. The GIMs are becoming ill, even dying a true death. None have seen Adam in months and he is no longer answering their calls. In the months that Adam has been missing Eliza has been living with her aunt Mab among the fae. She realizes soon enough that her aunt is cruel and mean-spirited. She has no clue just how cruel until she finds Adam in a cell, bleeding, bruised from various beatings that her aunt and uncle have given him. The plan that those two have cooked up is just yucky. 

Eliza is an interesting character. She is stubborn, and strong-willed. She is also angry with Adam for his treatment of her. She does however feel compassion and doesn’t want him hurt. She is intelligent enough to realize her aunt has different motives than the ones she has introduced to her. She is apprehensive of everything and everyone. This makes her stand-offish which may not suit well with some readers. Yet her guarded nature is due to her circumstances first with Adam and then with Mab. I can appreciate how that may make you distrustful. 

Adam is a hero that I just couldn’t connect with. He has been on this earth for how many years and he still screws-up finding his soulmate. Who does that? Then he gets mad that she doesn’t fall instantly to her knees professing her love for him? You got her chained to you dude. Yes he does get better, as the story moves along. He does save lives with the GIMs, his children whom he tries to protect. So there are some redeeming qualities but not enough to make me swoon for him. 

Soulbound is a good read. It moves the story along for the series. We even got to check in with some previous main couples. I think that my dislike of Adam is what caused this one not to be four or five stars. It does a fabulous job of setting up for Sin’s book, Forevermore, which releases tomorrow. 

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote “Actions determined one’s destiny not the other way around.” 

Other People 

Mellan- Mab’s brother, fae 
Lucien- Adam’s right hand GIM 
Sin- Holly’s cousin, what is he up to 
Holly- Eliza’s cousin

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