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.
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.