Bound by Prophecy

Bound by Prophecy

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by Melissa Wright
     
 

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Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan's place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.
What he really wants is for things to go back to

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Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan's place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.
What he really wants is for things to go back to normal. But now he's kidnapped a girl, and his brother's men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it's the last thing Aern is willing to do.
Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or know what's at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who's in danger.
Suddenly, they're at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they'll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484067895
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/19/2013
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.55(d)

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Bound by Prophecy 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 32 reviews.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
I read this book in, literally, one day. It pulled me right in and kept me there. It wasn't so much that it was a page turner, because it was, that kept me engaged. It was more because there were these moments and conversations during the downtime when the characters were just waiting, even as danger is chasing them, that brought depth to the story and characters. It helped that the plot was fairly interesting as well. I have to say I absolutely loved the characters! Aern is very intriguing, confident, protective, and mysterious. He kind of gave me a little of the good guy vibe even though he is rough around the edges. I loved him! Emily is really strong, a survivor, but also a protector (she's tried to keep her and her sister together and safe for some time). She is sweet even though she is no longer innocent. I loved how they interacted with each other. Then there were several great side characters that were individual and strong in their own ways: Brianna, Morgan, and Brendan. So many contrasts and different interests being played out. There is a prophecy that is being played out in this story. We aren't told for some time what it involves. I started to get a little impatient because I wanted to know what it was and understand what was going on. Wright does a good job of giving us pieces of things: the prophecy, the characters, the Division and Council so that you are waiting for the next piece to get a complete picture. I really enjoyed this! I would have given it a full 5 stars, but I wanted more history or back story on where these magical people came from and more aggressive planning from the Division - not so much waiting for Morgan to attack. If you enjoy reading YA Paranormal Fantasy, then I would definitely pick this up! I can't wait for the next book! Thank goodness it is scheduled to come out in November, so I won't have to wait a whole year. :) Content: Some making out and a few mild swear words. Source: Received a copy of this book from the host of the book tour, which did not affect my review in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This might have been better if some of the 'prophecy' had been identified at the beginning to aid in following the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline is good. I'm disapointed with the descriptiveness used. I can't visualize the characters. I thought the main character, Aern, was a woman for the first 12 chapters!!! The scenes didn't describe their physical positions well enough to make the interactions followable. I would like to know the rest of the story, but the book is too hard to read/enjoy. I won't be purchasing any more of her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs a lot more explanations! I was confused from the very first page and still have questions now that I have finished. Nothing in this book was explained AT ALL. Only the houses they went to had any kind of description. I liked 2 things: how the entire book was in Aern's POV and how Emily wasn't some whiny 17yo girl, she was actually tough and brave. This book wasn't terrible and actually had a decent storyline. It holds some promise, but because I had to fill in a lot of information on my own I felt like I got half of a story. It almost seemed like the author had all of these good ideas, but forgot to put them in her book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book reminded me of a Twilight/Mortal Instruments mix. It had a good depth and character development. The initial chapter was good with pulling the reader into the plot and making the pages turn without realizing it.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good read I enjoyed this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last one terrific read. Loved how well the character's interacted . Story line is strong , well plotted and executed. Kept me on edge the whole time . Definitely recommend
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Recommend. Different & yet romantic. Will read the next.
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This made no sense & it was dumped in the first chapter. Total waste of time! I'm glad it was free. (Even then I felt cheated!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly anti-climatic ending. I couldnt believe how poor and weak the ending was.
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Its okay but it seems like th second book but i looked an it isnt. You get really confused and itsonly 160 pages. It has good idea or topic though
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AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Melissa Wright's Frey series, so when I saw she had a new series, I wanted to check it out.  I was captured by the cover (I know, I know, but covers make or break a book for me sometimes).  Then, when I read the synopsis, I really wanted to check this book out.  Bound by Prophecy is the first installment in this urban fantasy, which is packed with nonstop action, magic, mystery, and romance.  I was immediately caught up in the intensity of the story, which revolved around the  "Prophecy."  It is clear that Aern and Emily, as well as others, play a big part in this, but the details of what the Prophecy are slowly revealed over the course of the book, which was a bit confusing, yet intriguing at the same time.  Also, it is obvious that Aern, his brother, and the others are not quite "human," but you don't really find out exactly what they are until about three-quarters of the way through the book, which adds to the mystery.   Emily and her sister Brianna, are key components in the prophecy, but there are things about them that have also been kept secret and are slowly revealed, provided more twists in the plot.  The romance and chemistry between Aern and Emily was hot, starting out as a simmer and progressing to a boil.  The further I go into the book, things became clearer, and I became more vested in what was going on.  The story is told from Aern's POV, which was great.  I just love stories told from a male POV.  I found Bound by Prophecy to be an interesting and intriguing first installment in this series, and I look forward to seeing what Melissa Wright has in store for her readers as the series progresses.