Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon
Ready for a swoon-worthy angsty were-wolf to sweep you off your feet? Me too.
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Bound to You
by Alyssa Brandon
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
A stubborn teen faces off with her brooding, indifferent (but super hot) soulmate in this unique and sexy take on a classic paranormal romance story.
She’s met her mate . . . and he’s met his match.
Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she’s been dreaming of. Instead, he’s a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep attraction.
Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn’t quite as straight and easy as she thought . . .
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alyssa Brandon’s debut novel Bound to You is guaranteed to make readers swoon, sigh, and maybe even cry before it’s over.
Alyssa Brandon is a recent college graduate from Sweden who enjoys reading, doing yoga, puzzles, and, of course, writing. Bound to You is her debut novel.
AND REVIEW TIME:
There was so much to like here. Megan has lots of hopes as soon as the book starts. It's a little juvenile, but typically of most soon to be 18 yr olds fantasizing about relationships.
And then there's James. He’s the typical bad boy, eye roll, but entertaining to read his POV. He’s not without reason for being standoffish.
The story reminded me of beauty and the beast - he is standoffish and seemingly cruel. There's even a redecorating scene to win her love. (Library vibes, anyone?) It's adorable.
Magic is 3.5/5
I didn't feel like the magic of the world was ever fully explained. There is an interesting dynamic between wraiths and werewolves.
There are a few characters that left me with some questions. Marisol is never fully explained. Lucy is never explained, although it seemed like her POV was more teased for a book 2. And how does Megan's newfound awareness at the end of the book help her fit in with the new pack?
I liked both MCs (even though Megan could be a little juvenile and immature at times), and the host of side characters were sympathetic and added to the story. The story line got very juicy and I really enjoyed this. :)