Release Date: 23rd August, 2011
By blood, by word, by magic . . .
Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special - a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.
Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.
But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.
Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot love, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner . . . every touch . . . every kiss.
And more blood will be spilled before it's over . . .
Rachel Vincent has done it again and it's no wonder why she's one of my favourite novelists! I've been a fan of Vincent's for a long time - what with her Shifter and Soul Screamers series - and no matter what book she brings out, you just know it's going to be awesome and a must read for all. BLOOD BOUND is such a rich and an extensive world - something that was so creative and unique! It's a world where a single drop of blood holds the power to expose a person's whereabouts and also where some people are either Un-Skilled or Skilled with specialized powers including Trackers, Binders, Travelers, Blinders, Jammers . . . it was nonetheless a very entertaining and complicated in a good-interesting-awesome kind of way!
BLOOD BOUND is told in first person, alternating from the main character Liv to her ex-boyfriend Cam and at first I found this alternative points of view confusing because I had no idea which head I was in. However, once you get used to these alternativing POVs you will soon become engrossed with this refreshing paranormal tale.
Liv, the heroine of our story, is one of the strongest characters that I know and it's no surprise considering Vincent writes strong female characters (for those who've read her other series will know what I mean). Liv will do just about anything to save and protect those she loves, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness. Even her own life. She's been through so much in her past and she's a fighter too, which I love most about her character. Cam on the other hand, Liv's ex-boyfriend and the one person she left behind, was just as strong and protective, and he never gives up on something he wants. However he did get on my nerves sometimes . . . but hey, he's a man in love. He has desires that needed to be expressed I suppose and all he wants is for the love of his life to admit that she still loves him too. You have to admire and love a guy for trying so damn hard.
Personally for me, the best part of the book was the ever-so-amazing chemistry between the character's Liv and Cam - it was intense to say the least. They share a lot of history together and even after all these years, and after all the hurt Liv caused Cam, the ignited spark is still there and forces them to work together again, making this lost spark burn even brighter. I just . . . well I just loved, loved, LOVED every moment of them together! But there's no Rachel Vincent romance without its own complications. Trust me there are all sorts of complications for Liv and Cam. It will never be an easy relationship.
By the time I reached the final chapter, I was literally blown away by the ending! There were a lot of 'oh my' sayings and things like 'you seriously didn't just do that to me!'. When you read the last few words of the book, you definitely know there's a lot more instore for this book series and I can't wait to find out more, and what's going to happen to Liv and not to mention Cam! With heaps of fun-packed action, twists and turns, and plenty of love to go around, BLOOD BOUND was an exciting and interesting start to another great Rachel Vincent series!
The Rating4 1/2 / 5 stars