Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Bound to Shadows: reviewed

By Kerri Arthur

At a local vampire club, someone is beheading the clientele, and the peace the Guardians are meant to maintain is getting shaky. Human and vampire fatalities escalate and Riley Jenson - a rare hybrid of werewolf and vampire - finds herself struggling to make sense of the murders and, in particular, her main suspect: the club's owner Dante Starke and his powerful sexual aura. And if things weren't bad enough, she's also torn between her love for Quinn and her connection with the unpredictable werewolf Kye - her soulmate. With the city on the verge of all-out war, Riley must not only capture the killer, but choose between the man she loves and the man she's destined to be with.

It had been a while since I read this series by the time I had the opportunity to pick up Bound to Shadows, I have to thank my friend V for introducing me to this series and first read them when I went to the states (Vegas Baby) to meet some of my girlies (you know who you are! Lets skip down the strip!) Sorry I am easily distracted... back to the book. I read the first 7 back to back and really enjoyed them and you know how it goes other books come out and you eventually get round to the next few and as usual I am late to the party. But that is not always a bad thing  and somehow I always seem to get the best seat. 

This is a really poignant installment in Riley Jenson's very turbulent life, the more of her stories I read the more I long for her to find some happiness, from the carefree guardian we met in the fist book, Riley has really been through the emotional and relationship ringer, the one constant, her family and Quinn. However her wolf heart wants something else and how do you deal with the fact you don't actually like your wolf soul mate and that your vamp heart wants someone else. Thankfully Quinn seems to be there for her now and is managing to deal with Riley's unusual life however this book focuses more on her relationship with Kye.


But this book is much more than that, it is a brilliant mystery. Not many people know this but I LOVE Sherlock Holmes stories, I have done for years and therefore I love a good and complicated mystery and Bound to Shadows is just that. You are left following the wake off all this murders with no clear solution, creeping up on all the suspects and wondering where the story will take you next. And it is a shock.


A fast paced and engaging boo which makes you want to read on and is so emotive your heart feels for Riley. A great read I give Bound to Shadows 4 frilly knickers out of 5.

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