(Contest information after the review!)
I rarely read shifter books. And by rarely, I mean almost never. And, of the ones I’ve read, almost all were written by friends. I pretty much ignored early mentions of Dragon Bound. The buzz grew, but I still skimmed over it. Shifters don’t really fire my engine and the word-of-mouth I was seeing included words like magic, Fae and such. Really not my thing.
It wasn’t long, however, before the buzz became a roar capable of penetrating even my thick skull and, when a bunch of people whose reading tastes I know and (mostly) trust are saying a book is amazing, I pay attention. But still I waffled. Wyr-dragon? Really? Then a friend gifted it to my Kindle and thus ended the waffling.
You guys, this book is amazing. The rich details created a world so complete and “real”, I fell into it and didn’t want to leave, without bogging down the pacing with long descriptive passages. The author’s voice is sharp and evocative, able to bring me to tears or make me laugh out loud with a just a few lines. Dragon Bound is populated by interesting characters I can’t wait to read more about.
The romance is truly swoon-worthy and the action scenes are so intense I caught myself holding my breath more than once. And did I mention the romance? Happy, happy sighs.
There are many reviews for Dragon Bound out there, written by far more analytical readers than me, if you want to know more about the premise and plot twists and such. But the bottom line: this book is wicked good. (And that’s the New England wicked good, which translates roughly to “astoundingly, astonishingly, unbelievably amazing”.)
Sometimes a book comes along that reminds that, while I might say I like reading contemporary romances or westerns or medieval romances, all I really want is a wicked good story I can lose myself in. Dragon Bound was that book.
Here comes the fun part: Because this wicked good book came to me as a gift, I’m going to pass it on and give away a copy of Dragon Bound. (Paperback, will ship from Amazon to US and from Book Depository to elsewhere.) How do you enter?
Tell me, if you could be a shapeshifter, which animal would you wish to shift into?
I’ll accept answers wherever I run amok: here in the comments, on my Facebook Page, or you can @reply me on Twitter if you want. (Only one entry per person, though. Going to all three doesn’t count as three entries. I just know different people like different social media platforms, so trying to include everybody.) I’ll be making a master list and I’ll draw a random winner at about noon eastern time on Friday.
So, which animal would you like to shift into?