I am very excited to have found a new series! It seemed directionless--there is the plot of Xandra being tied to some murder victims, and the en This sort of premise has always been right up my alley. Declan had me as he decided to live his life as he wanted and basically giving the bird to the Council's rules. Like they're soulmates or something. A couple of them have staring roles later in the book, but aren't given the character development that I would have preferred to see earlier on. . Xandra doesn't want to believe that Declan is capable of murder, but as the body count mounts, and Xandra's own powers spiral out of control, she's not sure she can trust her own instincts.
The crux of this story, besides Xandra trying to maintain control of her powers she now can shoot flames ; is her romance with Declan, which has grown magnificently, especially now that they are soulbound. Maybe she didn't read the entire book. It blows my freaking mind. And that a whole lot of time was spent doing nothing, except I'm sure that something happened. A gritty, dark look into the world of magic. She is compelled to follow where she senses another girl in danger.
I'm guessing the whole boot thing was just a half-assed way of adding Texas flavor. It was so blatantly obvious. I mean their sexual chemistry was off the wall. The plot was decent but incredibly predictable. They spent the night talking, and then Xandra will not see him again for 7 years. I wonder if it's because of her connection to Declan that she seems so fearless.
So yes, reading and writing has always been in my blood. Did I forget to mention they're royalty, 'cuz they are. All the while during the murder investigation, Xandra and Declan keep running into one another and the feelings that Xandra had back when she was nineteen and first kissed Declan return again and again. But now time has run out. I intend to continue reading this series, as long as Tessa Adams writes them. Do you have a favorite spot or time you like to write? So what was she to do when even the most basic magic was beyond her? This isn't a criticism of the author or the book in itself - I just simply did not like it due to personal tastes.
Of course, this being urban fantasy, we know something magical will happen eventually and it does. And when her own powers awaken one night and lead her to the body of a woman in the woods bearing the symbol of Isis—the same one that has marked Xandra since the day she met Declan—she's filled with a terrible suspicion, soon confirmed: the woman is connected to him. All I'm asking for is something that gives it that extra kick and makes it unique, makes it something that has you immediately wanting to read the next novel. Kora struggles to understand who and what she is while surrounded by creatures known as Fae in a world filled with magic. Adams nails the dialogue and angst perfectly. I read this book in 2 days, could not put it down.
We won't broadcast that too loudly, however. There's so much I could say about him, so so much and none of it good, but really it would be a waste of time. No one was looking at that in a world full of psychics? I understand that the author has to set up the story, provide the background info and the world-building. And is cast off magic-less! But things don't always turn out like you expect. It had me thinking the evil guy was someone completely different then it was.
As the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter and even blessed by the goddess herself, Xandra knew from the first time she could remember that her family expected her to surpass all of them. Xandra doesn't want to believe that Declan is capable of. On a larger front, I am not sure about this book's genre placement. This doesn't compute with that type of personality but maybe that is my biases coming through. Why wasn't her roommate psychic clued in to this? Oh hell no, not another love triangle!! It's not long before the first body is found during the party and this is when things start to go very wrong for Xandra. On her 19th birthday, when she once again failed during the family magical ceremony, she runs humiliated into the woods, where she meets our hero, Declan Chumomisto. If I would have had the next book in the series I would have picked it up to read immediately.
However, Xandra comes into a gift all her own; she starts to have visions that lead her to corpses and she As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, Xandra Morgan should be an unbelievable witch with power so great that you would need to approach her with a shield of steel and a ten foot pole. Once she goes back to Austin, she sees Declan again, and her strange ability continues. I went into this book hoping for something, if not amazing, at least likable. Doomed is a modern-day retelling of the Pandora myth, except instead of opening a box, she opens an attachment and hearkens technological Armageddon. I think the choppiness of the plot and the disturbing visions combined just kept me from really enjoying this book. The ending was very exciting, and a total surprise.
At times she seems strong and capable, but at others she was weak and wishy-washy. And there's a hot brooding guy! There is just something not right but the reader does discover later why this does feel this way, however, I feel it could have been handled in a different manner and still had the same impact. The second half of the book gets better. The pacing is quick and the descriptions of magic and various rituals are so detailed and vivid that I was glued to the story. It played a big role in forming the character of Xandra, who has had to cope with being the only non-magical member of the Royal family. I'll p Meh all the way around. Unless I did miss something in the beginning which is starting to occur to me as a slight possibility, but yeah.
The ending is tense, filled with lots of action, excitement, and surprises. And there's a hot brooding guy! It grabbed me right from the start and kept going. In this portion of the storytelling, Ms. Nothing happens, it's sad, she dramatically runs out into the forest feeling like a complete failure. With that said, I will be reading the next book in the series even though I have meh feelings about Soulbound.