C.K. Bryant. Like many good YA books, it's a coming-of-age story with a paranormal twist. Read on for a chance to win an autographed copy from the author!
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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: First, an admission. I usually avoid small-press books for review because my editing standards are pretty rigid and a lot of "indie" and small-press books just don't pass muster. Bound isn't one of them--it's well written and edited, and I can recommend it as an interesting addition to the paranormal YA genre. Author Christine Bryant draws on a broad swath of mythology and history to tell Kira's story. Thrust out of her own normal life--where she worries about things like classes and how to climb that darn rope in gym class--Kira learns that the people she thought she knew are something else entirely (like that her BFF Lydia has an extra soul floating around--yikes), and that she has a role to play in a world she didn't know existed. A good YA read to check out!
Want to win a signed copy of Bound? You know the routine--four entries possible: one for comment (tell me the best YA you've read recently--I'd have to go with Jus Accardo's Touch), one for blog follow, one for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and one for Tweet or Retweet of the contest. Drawing will take place one week from today. Now....go!