Bound by Prophecy Blog Tour // Book Review: Bound by Prophecy (Descendants #1) by Melissa Wright + GIVEAWAY!

Bound by Prophecy Blog Tour // Book Review: Bound by Prophecy (Descendants #1) by Melissa Wright + GIVEAWAY!Bound by Prophecy by Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants #1
Published by Createspace Independent on April 19, 2013
Genres: new adult, paranormal, urban fantasy
Source: Provided by author
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Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.

What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger.
Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

My Thoughts:

I don’t even know how to write this review. Bound by Prophecy is one of those books that’s just so damn good you can’t even talk about it. It’s so damn good, you don’t even know why.

From the moment I picked up this book, it was an instant love affair. I’ll be honest – I didn’t even know who Melissa Wright was before I signed up for this tour. I just read the book blurb and thought it’d be interesting, so I went for it. BOY AM I GLAD I DID. This book has topped ALL of the books I’ve read so far this year. Except for Unravel Me. And Scarlet. But what I’m trying to say is: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. So go read it. There, review done. I can haz book 2 nao?

Ok ok, damn. I’ll try harder. So, I’m in love with the fact that Wright managed to write (haha, see what I did there?) this book from a male POV without sounding forced, stupid, or otherwise unconvincing. Aern is refreshing, sexy, and totally believeable – and I’m very happily married, but I can’t lie and say I wasn’t falling for him from the start. Like, if he was real my husband might need to be worried. But I digress (again).

Aern and his brother Morgan are blood descendants of a long line of powerful beings with special abilities. Their particular flavor of Kool-Aid is what’s known as “sway” – meaning they can sway, or compel, humans to do their bidding. Of course, Morgan has to be the ass of the story who’s let his power go to his head and is basically hell-bent on conquering/destroying the world with it. So of course Aern is bound and determined to stop him, thus saving us all. I sound snarky but that’s totally not snark. It’s the dang truth. You see, there’s this prophecy that’s all up in the mix making people crazy and stuff. When we meet Aern, he’s in the middle of meeting Emily, whose sister (Brianna) he has kidnapped. Emily hates him at first for obvious reasons, but eventually it becomes clear to her that Aern has hidden Brianna away to keep her safe from Morgan – Morgan, who wants her to fulfill the prophecy that will make me him ruler of the universe world something. What Morgan doesn’t know – what NOBODY knows, is that a big ol’ monkey wrench is about to be thrown in his plans by Aern and Emily, the unlikely duo.

If ever there was a swoon-worthy couple, it’s these two. I fell in love with them both – Aern for his wholesomeness, compassion, loyalty, and sexy-smexy. Emily for her grit, honesty, and ability to be vulnerable without seeming weak. Wright has done some of the best character and world building I’ve ever read – no one felt lacking and there wasn’t a single moment that I couldn’t feel myself inside this book. And between the bloodshed, the lives lost, the battle for power, and the search for self, there’s a glowing spark of real, true, amazing love.

A gripping read from start to finish, Bound by Prophecy is guaranteed to leave you wanting much, much more.

Melissa, y u no on Twitter? Y u no let me stalk you and fangirl about how much I love Aern and Emily? I think you should do something about that.

Well anyway, there’s this giveaway that I’m sure you’re wanting to enter now that I’ve made a fool of myself trying to explain HOW GOOD THIS FRIGGIN’ BOOK IS so just go enter it already. You know the rules.

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Hi. My name is Shannon and I like books. And photography. And video games. I use this space to talk about books, review books, and generally participate in badassery.

11 Comments

    • Shannon

      Thank you – I absolutely loved it! So glad I was able to participate in the tour with you Shane!

  1. Melissa Wright

    Okay, this is my new favorite review. lol Thanks for the feature, Shannon! I know I should probably be on Twitter and Facebook, but I’m trying to get then next book finished ;)
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    • Shannon

      Hey Melissa, thanks so much for stopping by!!! Probably a good idea to hold off on Facebook and Twitter accounts if you’re writing the next book. Speaking of which, when you submit it to the publisher you can just go ahead and send me a copy too.

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review – after I wrote it I worried that it might have been too snarky and someone would take it the wrong way. Nice to know you can appreciate my humor! Good grief, I loved this book. HURRY UP WITH THE NEXT ONE.

      Loves and such! <3

  2. jan farnworth

    wow this looks like a good read thanks for the heads up and the chance to win.

    • Shannon

      You’re welcome, Jan! Definitely a good read so check it out!

  3. Octavia

    So…..I just added this to my TBR shelf on Goodreads….and I may or may not have choked on my Pepsi because your review made me laugh. Of course I ADMIT NOTHING! ;)
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    • Shannon

      Ah, well, it’s a good thing I know the truth without you having to admit anything huh? ; ] Nice to be the one making YOU laugh for a change!

    • Shannon

      Thanks Wendy! You will LOVE Aern and Emily…spectacular couple.

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