Poitevin does not disappoint! So dark, but brilliantly and beautifully written!
Let's put aside the fact I've been waiting for this book for, like, forever! Let's also ignore that I just loved the previous 3 books in the series, that I'm a little biased and that this finale is, absolutely, the cherry on the cake! Let's put all that aside, just for a moment, whilst I try share the unbelievable emotional effect this book had on me.
Poitevin doesn't just write a damn good story, she writes a story that reaches out, hooks it's claws into your heart and drags you forcefully into the lives of her characters so deeply, you physically feel their pain, their despair, their love.... and their hope!
What a fantastical, original tale! And I just LOVE the front cover!!
"Abby had never felt the sun's warmth or a gentle breeze; she had never tasted the raw, unfiltered dust of fresh air, smelled the scent of dirt and pine trees, heard the rush of a river or the rustle of leaves......."
This excerpt, to me, underpins the emotional context for the entire story. We experience our post-apocalyptic world through Abby's newly awakened eyes -
This book was just...wow... It was awesome. I couldn't put the first book, Chase the Dark, down the first time I read it and it was just as difficult to do it the 2nd time around too! And then you read this one, Bind the Soul, and you realise the story is only going to get more gripping as it progresses.
Ms Marie writes so beautifully, you're pulled into Piper's world first hand, you experience her pain, her joy, her growing feelings for Ash - and her panic when she realises Ash is missing. She knows there's only one place he can be - the Underworld. And it's the one place she needs to avoid like the plague now that Samael has the stone and he knows she's the only one who can wield it!
When I was 5 years old, I remember whining to my father that I will NEVER be able to read – It was just too hard!
I was 13 before I successfully read my first adult book – a Mills & Boon classic romance (cringe..) but the thrill of reading an entire story was, at that time, a life altering, joyful experience. I recall whooping with excitement while I jumped around the kitchen table, my mother looking on with a proud, but baffled, look on her face.
Now it’s time to say “thank you” to all those wonderful authors who travelled with me on my life’s journey. This site is for you, a small token of appreciation of the many joys you have brought me over the years.>