Thursday, 5 December 2013

Blood Bound (Unbound #1) by Rachel Vincent

Blood Bound (Unbound, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Bound by blood, condemned by fate

As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules.

Rule number one? Trust no one.

But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe.
And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam.

A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game.

No matter what the cost.

Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Blood Bound (Unbound, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Olivia finds people. All she needs is a blood sample, and if they’re within 60 miles she can track them. As her kind of talents are recognised legally though, this means working off the books, and at times only just keeping her head above water.
When one of her childhood friends comes to her to tell her that her husband has been killed, and she wants Olivia to find his killer, she’s oath-bound to help, even though she doesn’t want to.
Why was Anne’s husband killed? Can Olivia track the killer? And what will she do with him once she finds him?

This was an okay story, but for me the pace was just too slow.

Olivia was an okay character, but I didn’t love her. At first she came out with some funny lines, but the further we got into the story, the more everything was discussed to death, and the less I really liked her. I just wanted her to shut up and get on with what she was doing, instead of talking about it. At one point, we went through about 5 pages of discussing one little thing, for the whole thing to be irrelevant by the 6th page! What a waste of time!

The storyline in this was okay, but it almost became more crime novel that paranormal/fantasy, which wasn’t really what I was expecting.
The pace was just so slow though, and the story seemed to be more talking and less action which made it drag even more, and ultimately I ended up bored from the 8% mark onwards.

The ending was okay, although it was obvious that this will be a continuing story, but again the pace was just too slow to keep me interested. I’ll probably read the next two as I’ve already got them, but compared to the Faythe Sanders series this was a big let-down.
Overall; okay, but too slow.
6.5 out of 10.

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