Monday, 13 January 2014

Shadow Bound (Unbound #2) by Rachel Vincent

Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light... 

Kori Daniels is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she's ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if it means taking it from someone else....

The job? Recruit Ian Holt-or kill him.

Ian's ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he's on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower's top Binder: Kori's little sister.

 Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they'll have to choose between love and liberty....

Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Unbound’ series, but could probably be read as a standalone as each book deals with a different character.
Kori can walk through shadows, but there are no shadows in the basement where her crime-lord boss is keeping her prisoner. When she is then pulled from the basement and given the task of getting Ian Holt to join her boss’s empire, she does what she can, especially why she knows that if she fails it won’t just be her being killed, it will be her younger sister Kenley too.
Can Kori get Ian to sign his life away? Or does Ian have plans of his own?

This was another okay story, but still not a patch on the ‘Faythe Sanders’ series.

Kori was an okay character. I have to admit that at the beginning it was quite weird being in Kori’s head instead of Olivia’s, but I got used to it after a while. Kori felt very bitter towards her boss, and it was obvious that she was just doing what she needed to do to protect her sister, which was obviously pretty valiant of her. It was hard to feel sorry for either Kori or Kenley at times though, as at the end of the day they were working for some big crime lord, and making other people’s lives awful through their actions.

The storyline in this was okay, but again it was quite slow, and not much happened. This book could easily have been shorter, as so much just felt unnecessary, and didn’t move the story onward at all.
We did get a couple of little twists towards the end, but again nothing overly interesting, and the romance between Kori and Ian didn’t really do all that much for me either.

The ending was again okay, and while there isn’t anything overtly wrong with these books, they just don’t excite me, or really make me love them the way this author’s Faythe Sanders series did. I only need to read the first few pages of one of those books to be content and happy, but these are just nothing like them, and really don’t make me love them at all.
Overall; an okay story, but nothing special.
6.75 out of 10.

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