Saturday, 26 May 2012

Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

Kori Daniels is a shadow-walker - she can travel from one shadow to another instantly. Ian Holt is a Blinder - he can impose absolute darkness, literally suck the light from a room. They can't exist together...they can't survive apart.

After weeks spent paying for betraying the boss she's bound to, Kori Daniels is done with Jake Tower and his syndicate. But they're not done with her. Tower has a new task for her - a chance to prove her loyalty - but Kori knows this assignment may be her only chance to free both herself and her sister Kenley. For good. The job? Recruit Ian Holt - or kill him.

Ian Holt knows he's being courted by the Tower syndicate and that Kori's been sent to reel him in, but he has no intention of actually being caught, by her or the syndicate. Ian is an independent - sworn to serve only himself - and he's only pretending to be recruitable so he can breach Tower's practically impregnable security. His goal? Free most of those unwillingly bound to Tower by killing his top Binder, Kenley Daniels - Kori's little sister.

Instantly attracted to each other in spite of opposing goals, both Kori and Ian fight a connection they cannot deny. But when that initial chemistry grows into something stronger and deeper, they'll be forced to choose between love and liberty - or they can risk everything for the chance to have it all.

Release Date 1st June 2012 (According to Goodreads and Netgalley, but the book is available just now from Amazon)

This is the second book in the Unbound series and it follows Kori and Ian, Kori was introduced in the first book so we know she's a traveller who is bound to Jake Towers. In Blood Bound, she unknowingly causes her own downfall by allowing Liv and Cam into Towers home and he got shot, this books starts off with her punishment for that event. She gets released purely to help Towers recruit a Blinder, Ian, which grinds on her since she doesn't want to force anyone into a contract with Towers but she has to do it to keep her sister safe. But Kori and Ian end up falling for each other and complicate matters just a tad, but in true stubborn fashion they find a way to keep everyone happy.

Vincent is one of those authors that I can't say anything bad about, I love her writing style and I love her characters. When I pick one of her books up, I can't seem to put it down. This one, for instance, I started reading this afternoon and have just finished it, which is actually quite a long time for me but I had breaks for eating and such menial tasks.

I highly recommend any of Vincent's books and, if you're going to start somewhere, her Unbound series is a good place to start. She writes unputdownable books and immediately likeable characters.

Book Depository: Shadow Bound
Amazon UK: Shadow Bound

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