Bound by Prophecy (Bound Series, #3)

Bound by Prophecy (Bound Series, #3)

by Stormy Smith

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BN ID: 2940152253160
Publisher: Stormy Smith
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Series: Bound Series , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 168,194
File size: 517 KB

About the Author

Stormy Smith calls Iowa's capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.

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Bound by Prophecy (Bound Series, #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. I loved it and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book!!! Can not wait for #4 till then I will read book 3.5 :) Could not put this book down. So glad it will continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been a great series! BrynnS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was sad to see this come to an and because you want to find out what will happen next, but as the author says, there is more to the story and when the muse inspires, we will be told. Stormy has the knack for storytelling and you will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Cornerfolds More than 1 year ago
The Bound series was one of the first I had the opportunity to review as a blogger, which means it holds a very special place in my heart. I read books one and two as parts of blog tours and was lucky enough to also receive the final book, which I have been saving for this event. I'm happy to say that Bound by Prophecy was a fantastic conclusion to the trilogy! Book three of this series picks up right after we left off at the end of Bound by Spells. Amelia has to learn to control the power within her while new and old characters rally as they prepare to do what they have to in order to end conflict and bring peace to their people. As always, I loved Amelia. Of course, she had obstacles to overcome in Prophecy, but she was just as strong and capable as I remembered her. I also loved the romance between Amelia and Aidan! Oh, and Bethany and Amelia will forever be one of my favorite friendships. Every single one of the characters grew in this book and I am really hoping to see more of them in the future! The beginning of Bound by Prophecy is pretty slow and I'll admit it took me awhile to get into it. I can mostly forgive this though, since there was a lot of important information to be shared. There is also quite a bit of drama during this first bit of the book. Once things picked up though, and the action started happening, it was hard to put it down! I loved the mystery and the fact that there were always more twists that I never quite saw coming! The world, though already well established in the first two books, definitely continued to come alive in Prophecy. Although it is fantasy set within the real world, I always felt like I had a good grasp on things. Stormy Smith does a fantastic job of setting up her magical system and conveying it in a way that makes it believable. Something I really enjoyed about Bound by Prophecy was that the ending wrapped up pretty much every loose end. I hate when a series leaves me with questions and that definitely didn't happen here! There was kind of a weird appearance at the end that I definitely wasn't expecting, but then, there were a lot of unexpected surprises! All of that's to say I thought the ending was great, although I'd love to get a little bit more insight into Micah's life after the end... Thankfully this ending did at least leave the option for another Micah story in the future if the author decides to grace us with it! I don't want to say much more for fear of spoiling anything, but I really enjoyed Bound by Prophecy. This series has been fantastic from the beginning, despite some slow spots here and there. I love the relationships, both romantic and not, and I'm always surprised at least a couple times in each book! I definitely recommend this series to urban fantasy fans! Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Mejial More than 1 year ago
OK what more can I say. After reading Duty, then Spells and now Prophecy....Stormy you just cannot leave me hanging like this. You can so keep this going. This series was the best I have read so far with the paranormal charaters. Amelia, Aidan, Bethany and Micah. You just fall in love with them. Want to slap them now and again, want to hug them, and also you just laugh...Bethany, Bethany, Bethany....she will just crack you up. These are a must read...READ THEM NOW!!!!!
Melhay More than 1 year ago
I was so relieved to get back to Amelia and Aidan's world. Amelia was left in a bit of a secluded spot and I wanted to know if she gets out along with if they figure out Aidan is her special person. In the beginning, I was surprised that Amelia and Aidan seem to know they are the prophesied couple. It almost seemed as no one knew who her 'man' would be and that he'd have to be found at the end of Bound by Spells. But, we get back into the story here, where a few of the characters are left in moments of pain; physical or emotional. In the beginning everything is tough and people are sad or scared and hurting in some way. We start to see a small flicker of light spark when trying to find a way of helping Amelia. Having Amelia moving among the people would influence moral, giving a solid, positive direction to things. But things don't happen as hoped and Amelia feels she's a curse more than a prophecy that the people need. It's sad and some huge mountains for the characters to figuratively climb to overcome. Not only do we journey through the prophecy of what's to come of Amelia and Aidan, but we also get to the root of Amelia's Keeper power mystery. Amelia has grown! I was worried going in that the book would fall flat for getting us through Amelia's Keeper powers. Yet we get something a little different other than her finding a way to work with what she has. I enjoyed this. She's come into her own with help from someone we didn't expect. She finally faces the magic and love that she's been scared of for so long. We even end with a fight that's not as deadly as it could have been. It moves quick and keeps us listening yet with Amelia and Aidan in the place they are now, it doesn't need to be bloody. It's more than that. I really liked this ending! A wonderful YA read of letting yourself love and accept who you are. Even when in battles, it doesn't always have to end ugly. There are options and choices in life that you get to pick from even if it doesn't seem that way. You need to accept and live by your choices. I love the feel of the theme in this story. How Amelia is bound by what was set in motion, through prophecy, for her. But in the ending, all learn they are not bound by others but that they are bound by their choices in life. It felt like it really hit to the heart for me.
thunderreads More than 1 year ago
AMAZING CONCLUSIN TO AN AWESOME TRILOGY! This book was everything I hoped it would be and much more! Bound by Prophecy is a strong 5 star book that leaves a reader crying while saying goodbye (or see you later maybe) to this wonderful world and unforgettable characters! Everything wrapped up pretty nicely but still open for possible future work. This book is full of unexpected twists and turns that leave me wondering if anyone but Stormy Smith could have pulled this off! Looking back at the whole trilogy I can really see how much the characters developed and my love for them grew. I highly enjoyed the multiple POVs and how Stormy Smith took us into the depths of the characters' minds! Now I'm only left with a bitter sweet feeling in my heart after reading this fantastic series *SPOILER-Y NOTE* Let me just express how sad I am about MICAH AND BETHANY! They were my otp and 2 of my 4 favorite characters (the other ones are Baleon and Tragar)! I think they completed each other and although I do like Bethany and Cole/possible Micah and Willow I believe full heartedly Michany(?) is the real deal!
OJMomma More than 1 year ago
I have waited with bated breath for this book to be released! I must have managed to do something right in my life because I was lucky and blessed enough to receive an ARC of this beauty! I thoroughly enjoyed Stormy's creation! She has outdone herself with this book and her growth as a writer is overtly evident. Some things were not as they had initially appeared and new revelations and character growth made for some very interesting twists. There was not a single thing about this book that I didn't love - well maybe one but I won't say what!!! Be prepared to set aside the time you will need to start and finish this one, you will not want to put it down!
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars -- Another fabulous beta read!! Solid conclusion to the Amelia/Aidan trilogy! I really appreciated all the little tie-ins with things from the previous 2 books. And holy cow did some things go in a completely different direction than I was expecting! Totally kept me on my toes. I always find it difficult to review the final books in a series, b/c I don't want to give things away!! Plus, at this point I think my reading slump has instead turned into a review slump where I'm just not sure what to write to convey my feelings. So my feelings.... Well, this book picks up right where we left off at the end of Bound by Spells. The chemistry between Amelia and Aidan is still delicious. Amelia wasn't always my favourite heroine, she could be a bit too...stubborn? No, that's not it. Regardless, she's still that Amelia in this one, but she's tempered a bit more with patience and thoughtfulness. I appreciated the consistency in her character but showing that growth as well. Aidan was actually a bit more alpha male than I was expecting. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it caught me off guard here and there. You know who was the surprise winner for me?? MICAH!!! I have been transformed into a card carrying Micah fan. That boy just walked in, grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go. Even when his story went in a slightly different direction than I was expecting, I was still all in. And Baleon became so much more too!! Definitely my surprising fave characters of this book. It didn't hurt that we got a few chapters from Micah's perspective. All in all this was a winner for me. And if my guess is right, then I can't wait for a spin off!!
Triciab04 More than 1 year ago
Wow. Bound by Prophecy, the much anticipated ending to the Bound series…I feel like this is usually the point where I tell you how bittersweet this ending was, because while it was AWESOME, it was also the END. But here’s the thing, I can’t say it was anything other than sweet. Smith did a wonderful job wrapping everything up while still leaving other story lines open for more to come in the future, which I LOVED! So you really got the feeling that while this particular story line has come to it’s end, the fantastic world that has been created here is not finished yet. I thought I had a good idea of what was going to happen in this book before hand, but let me tell you it went about things in a very different way than I had anticipated. I thoroughly enjoyed some of the twists and where they took the story as a whole. Even one of the romance plot lines threw me for a loop, but I actually thought it made a lot of sense in the end, and it made me super excited for the way that it left a certain someone open for new and thrilling possibilities! It was really fabulous to see everyone come back together in the end. I loved that you got lots of Aidan and Amelia time. Even while things were moving forward full force, there was plenty of growth and sweet moments between the two lovebirds which I appreciated. Now we desperately need to talk about Micah *ahem…Jennifer* It’s no secret that Micah has been my championed underdog in this story since book one, which is really saying something since he definitely made some mistakes and was a part of things that made his alliances seem sketchy. But I KNEW in my heart that he was a good guy and he would come through it all on the right side! And if you’ve read our previous reviews here at Bookworm Coalition then you already know that Jen and I have never seen eye to eye when it comes to dear Micah. NOW after the dust has settled, the million dollar question I am dying to know….what say you now Jennifer????!!! Now seems as good of a time as any to hand over the reigns to Jen and let her tell you her thoughts on everything (like her newfound Micah love!)… NOOOO!! Ok, so maybe, just maybe I like Micah a tiny small itty bitty more. Doesn’t change everything that has happened in this series. That’s all you get about that. I have been burned too many times by Micah and it takes way more than a few hundred pages to change my mind. I mean, really…even Bethany (literally all I heard was, “Yes, Tricia, you were right all along!”) Let me just say that Charlie and Onyx…mind blown! There are so many different things that happened in here that I would love to shout out to the world and spoil the whole thing for you, but I think this one needs to be a surprise. I’m not going to lie, I had a certain expectation before I started this book. I did not get what I was expecting, I got something that was completely different. One of my all time favorite things made an appearance towards the end, and quite honestly it was the one thing that I loved most. There is so much character growth in this book. People maturing, and taking charge. Doing what needs to be done to take their world back. The evil of the Queen and the surprisingly deceptive Rhi. Reading what the Queen didn’t know was almost heartbreaking. Then of course, I remembered that she was crazy! Thank you so much Stormy Smith for allowing us to be included in this amazing journey! We can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved , could not put down