Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: A book you are BOUND to love!

Title: BOUND (#1 in THE CRYSTOR Series)
Author: C.K. Bryant

Book summary:
“When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.”

The first thing that struck me about this book is its depth.  The characters themselves are very deep… they have layers. I would just start to feel like I knew the characters when SURPRISE they would do something I didn’t expected. Take Kira for example; she loves her best friend Lydia like a sister, has an awful home life, and suddenly learns a secret that will change her life forever. No pressure. The way her character handles everything is, to me, remarkable. She will do anything to help her friend but she doesn’t just blindly jump into things. She thinks about the best move to make, and doesn’t let a pesky warrior bully her into submission. One thing that stood out for me about Kira is that she doesn’t have a perfect home life as many main characters do. She actually has to deal with several emotional things that make you want to step in and hug her.

Bound is full of page-turning anticipation that, coupled with the amazing plotline, gives you a story you should not miss.  Bound is full of action, love, self-discovery, the tests of friendship, and having faith in those closest to you.  A fantastic must-read for all paranormal romance lovers!

            The cover of this book is exquisite. The girl on the cover perfectly matches my image of Kira, the intensity in her gaze matches up exactly with her attitude.  Bound would be a great gift, especially if the receiver appreciates a well-written story that has a beautiful cover to match.

I give this book 4.5 hearts; Very Highly Recommended! 

To learn more about C.K. Bryant visit her web site here: 

To buy the Bound go here: Amazon or here: Barnes and Noble

*Check back later for my interview with C.K. Bryant* 


  1. Lauren! What a wonderful review of my book. You're awesome for posting this. Sorry it took me so long to comment. I've been offline all day.

    YOU ROCK!!

  2. Thanks for the review Lauren, I've had this book on my wishlist on Amazon and I am going to purchase and read it now. Happy reading.

    1. Your welcome! Happy reading and enjoy BOUND :)

  3. well, i dont know this book, but your review make me curious to read.. thanks for the review ^^

  4. I added this book to my "to read" list :)