Review: Bound

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Blurb

Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.

My Review

Bound was hard to put down and I loved the book from beginning to end.

I always say that I love YA novels with a adult feel to it and this was one of those books.

Arelia LaRue is 26 years old and takes care of herself and her grandmere in New Orleans. They are struggling and when Arelia is offered a summer job at Darkwood Plantation where the wealthy LaPlante family lives, its a job she cannot pass up.

I liked Arelia's character. She was 16, but very much the adult. She was the adult because she had to be, she is the primary caretaker of herself and her Grandmere. She also comes from a long line of voo-doo queens and Arelia is a very powerful one, as she was blessed as a baby.

Her grandmother has reservations about Arelia going to the LaPlante Plantation because it is considered to be haunted. But she goes anyway along with her rich friend Sabrina. The longer she stays at the plantation, she will have to use her voodoo powers and now she is also starting to fall for the LaPante heir, Lucas.

The story was very intriguing and appealing. Like I said, I loved Arelia's story. She was a strong person for a girl her age and I liked that. There were some moments when she was the typical teenager (the reason why I don't like reading YA books).

My only complaint is that the book was way too short and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I'm inching to find out how Arelia is going to help Lucas free himself of the curse that was cast upon him.

My Rating ~ 5 Black Orchids

Book Information
Format: eBook
Author: Kira Saito
Published Date: October 28, 2011
YA Paranormal
Arelia LaRue #1

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