Thursday, 8 February 2018

Review: The Four Horsemen - Bound by LJ Swallow (Book Two)


About The Book
What happens when you discover Truth is a lie?

Ewan's shock revelation sends Vee's life further into chaos, and she faces an uncertain future in a secret world she never knew existed.

Vee joins the Four Horsemen's hunt for those behind the plot to murder a fae queen, where she discovers society faces bigger dangers than she realised.

One night changes everything and increases Vee's determination to harness her power and step into her new role.

The Four Horsemen now have their missing link and will each do anything to protect and support her, but Vee's determined to show them she can be their equal.


The group are about to find out exactly how powerful Truth is.


*Kindle Unlimited*


Format
ebook.

Story Length
Short novel.
(aka longer than a novella but not as long as a 'typical' novel)

POV
First person
Alternating POV

Triggers?
Possibly. 
Without too many spoilers, there are events in this book - involving incubi - that could trigger people who have experienced sexual assault.

Background Knowledge Required?
Yes.
The novels in this series build on each other, they don't stand alone in any way.

Cliffhanger?
Kind of, yes. 
The book doesn't leave you dangling on the edge of your seat but the ending feels like the end of a chapter, not the end of a book.

HEA?
N/A
Book two in an Urban Fantasy series.

Infidelity?
No... But the series is reverse harem so the central relationship is polyamorous. 

Love-Triangle?
Nope, but it's a multi-person relationship.
(1 girl + 4 men = reverse harem)

Violence?
Yes, a little.

What I Thought:


After the abrupt ending of book one, Legacy, I was glad to see this one pick up right where the first left off... And when I say exactly, I mean exactly.

Why they were split into two books I'll never know. 
In fact, after reading this, I'm inclined to believe that this series is more of a serial than a series with each book rolling into the next one.
But that's not point.

The point is is that Bound picks up right where book one, Legacy, left off which was good.
I found the pace of Bound to be faster than Legacy. 
More world building. More action. 
Vee begins to assimilate into her new reality, kick demon ass and explore the bond she has with the horsemen. 
Even better was that the horseman she 'explored' wasn't either of the horsemen I assumed it'd be with but was, in fact, my favorite, Pestilence. 
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The plot thickens throughout the book but by the end I'm still not sure what, exactly, the plot is beyond there being some mysterious bad guy who is planning to do naughty things and the horsemen have to stop him... 
None the less, I liked it and I'll be reading the next one.

Cover Love:
Like the cover for Legacy, I really like this one. 
It's eye-catching, simple and fits with the feeling of the story.

Favourite Quotes:

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“I don't have a lot of freedom, from the guys or my role, but when I ride my bike, I'm on the verge between control and the bike controlling me. My life wavers between safety and danger, but this time the split second between triumph and disaster is in my hands."

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4 comments:

  1. Um... reverse harem? Okay, you peaked my interest. LOL This sounds like a fun UF.

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to handle reverse harem but I like all the guys, and it's been handled pretty well so far, so I'm cheering her on! lol
      I think the reason it works is because the guys have a purpose beyond being Vee's playthings and isn't all about the sex. :)

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  2. Sounds like books one and two could actually have been combined. And I had to laugh at your take on the (apparently still unlcear) plot: mysterious bad guy out to do bad things. LOL The reverse harem aspect is certainly interesting! I haven't come across that before.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I was hesitant over the reverse harem but it's working, so far! Unfortunately though, I think the entire series is going to run one book into another like a serial rather than distinct books. :(
      I'll keep reading though as I'm now hooked.

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