Review: Bound by C.K. Bryant

Title: Bound
Author: C.K. Bryant
Publisher: Dragonfly Press
Release Date: October 8, 2011
Pages: 358
Source: Dark CARMA Giveaway
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YA Paranormal Romance

When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.


My Thoughts

Bound is the fist book in the Crystor series. Kira is a teenage girl with normal problems and issues to her age, well, that’s how it seems at first anyways. Things quickly turn out to be very different for her and her BFF Lydia.

The story, characters and creatures of Bound are so richly written that you almost believe that these girls might just live down the street from you. It is not just another YA book guys! It is much richer and more enduring than many out there. And Kira? She is sooo not your typical ditzy/weak girl who needs to be rescued, yet she is. But even when she needs help or rescue she is no simpering little waif. I just love her.

Octavion, Lydia’s big brother, is strong, gorgeous, mysterious, oh, and stubborn beyond reason at times yet he has the biggest heart and will so what ever needs done. I’m sure many out there don’t like Octavion much as he does grate a bit but if you look at the why and how of it you see a proud, loving, dedicated and true brother, son, and friend (maybe more) emerge from the attitude he throws out.

Lydia and her alter Altaira are wonderful. Sweet and loving yet powerful and snarky. Just loved her/them.

I can’t wait for book 2, Broken to come out! If you haven’t read Bound you are missing a great read, a wonderful first of the series, and a great adventure / romance. You won’t regret this YA read! It’s definitely and un-put-downable and re-readable book!


My Rating

About the Author

Christine has always been a writer. Even before she could compose a single word with pen, she scribbled her version of cursive along the open page just to see what it looked like. As a teen, she swiped her dad’s old Royal typewriter so her muse could breathe life into what her vivid imagination had created.

She’s spent the last twenty-five years married to the man of her dreams and raising their two sons. After helping run the family restaurant for most of their marriage, Christine finally broken away to pursue her dream of being an author.

When she’s not with her family or tickling the computer keys, she loves camping, reading, scrapbooking, listening to all kinds of music, and making new friends.

Christine currently living in the middle of sage brush and lava rock with a spectacular view of the Snake River Canyon in South Central Idaho.

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Mistress Anya

4 Replies to “Review: Bound by C.K. Bryant”

  1. Mistress Anya. I bow down to you, girl. Your description of my book makes ME want to read it again. Thanks so much for such a wonderful review and for loving my characters as much as I do. Yeah, Octavion is a little rough around the edges, but he’s so Yummy, who could resist the temptation to love him? Thanks again for the review. HUGS

    1. While rough, I do love him! Can’t wait for book #2 😀
      Glad you enjoyed the review but I was just being honest, a truly great read.

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