written by Annie Oldham
published by Annie Oldham
Why did I pick this book: The author requested that I review her book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I didn’t particularly like it, but I didn’t particularly dislike it either. The writing wasn’t terrible, nor was it fantastic. The story was good, but not… well, you’ve figured out where I’m going by now.
Bound is a decent book. It’s full of magic and fairies and love stories and hot chocolate, and there’s nothing cringeworthy involved. It’s a nice, middle-of-the-road book, and I enjoyed taking a few minutes each day to read it.
Would I recommend it: Meh. I think perhaps I don’t like fairies or hot chocolate enough to recommend this book.
About the book – from Goodreads: After her mother dies, Elowyn Challis would do anything to bury the pain, but being shipped off to boarding school isn’t what she had in mind. Things could be worse. Wyn finds a place for herself in the academy and living in the capital is just sparkling. But under it all, her mother’s death still haunts her. Then Wyn discovers a secret that changes everything she believes: the bedtime stories her mother told her as a child are real, the faerie realm exists, and she is the Binder—the one mortal on earth with the power to seal the gate to Fae. It’s a power Wyn’s not sure she wants or can even wield. But she must confront her nightmares and her grief, or two worlds will be torn apart.