Bound to You
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.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Before this review, I have made it a point to indicate that many novels are: your-mileage-may-vary (YMMV), meaning that the novels are well written and appeal to many readers, it just so happens that I am not in that particular target audience. And this is more than fine because there is always going to be some reader who is touched by a writer’s work.
Bound to You, which has had a lot of success on Wattpad, is a YMMV for me. The character of Megan the werewolf dreams of being mated and having someone love her just for her. She comes across as very young and sometimes ditzy. Imagine Clueless meets the Twilight wolves.
Her inner wolf chooses James, who is tough and very old, although he appears to be about 23. James belongs to a special type of warrior wolf sect who continue to live until their pack dies out. These warrior wolves battle wraiths, which can be dangerous and deadly.
There are some page-turning action scenes and some humorous situations.
I would recommend Bound to You to readers in their late teens who may empathize more with Megan’s thoughts and struggles than us older readers can. The novel does include sex so may not be suitable for younger teens.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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.
- Paperback copy of Bound to You