Friday, November 25, 2016

Book Review: Bound by Blood and Sand

TITLE: Bound by Blood and Sand
Book 1 in a new series
AUTHOR: Becky Allen
PUBLISHED: October 11th, 2016
GENRE: Fantasy
PREMISE: A slave girl gains a magical power that may save her community...
MY REVIEW: This was another of those books I kind of went into blind. There's been very little buzz about it but the idea of it sounded so interesting, I had to pick it up. Plus, hello gorgeous eye-catching cover.
This is definitely a case of loved the concept, loved the author's writing style, details...could have used some work. I was rather confused about how this world worked. The author did try but the way things were explained...didn't make much sense. I'm not sure if that was me or the author. Could be a bit of both. But the story was interesting and not an idea often done in YA. It doesn't ignore the dark realities of slavery, so it gets pretty grim in some places. But it was an interesting read. Also, I have to point out: no love triangle. Yes, writers, you can do a YA book without them.
So...some small things didn't always work in this one. But considering this is a debut and one of the more memorable books I've read this past wasn't bad. At least worth a check out from the library.
WHO SHOULD READ: Dark fantasy fans, those looking for diverse reads
MY RATING: Four out of Five desert worlds

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