Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review of the Binding by L. Filloon


Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins.


 Well, this book was a good read.  It wasn't OMG awesome, but it was still worth picking up for a read.  I thought the storyline was original and enjoyable.

I liked how Lily and Tharin's relationship progressed as the story went along.  Julia and Tolan were cute also.  I think the author effectively managed to portray the characters and their personalities.  Lucas was somewhat of a mystery still.

My only complaints with this book were just three things.  One, the book got a little slow in some parts and found myself wanting to skim over parts of it.  Two, the misunderstanding about Kalis could have been resolved with just one communication between Lily and Tharin.  Three, I expected to get further than they did by the end of the story.  I wanted some sort of resolution.

There was action, supernatural and romance all packed into this teen book.  Lovers of this genre might enjoy this breakout author's first book.  I sure hope there will be a sequel or I will kill said  I give this read three glittery stars for being a wonderful read:)

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  1. So is this the only book or is there a sequel because if nothing was resolved and there isn't going to be a sequel that's just messed up.

  2. Yes, there is supposed to be a sequel:)