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Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith! BookTalk!

22818032Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name. Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become. As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart? 

Average Rating: 3.92 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780692259016

*I bought and read the Kindle version for a book club called Read With Ben*

So I mentioned earlier this month that I was not going to read any review books, but this book was not for review. I just wanted to share my thoughts and feelings about Bound by Duty! :D

I absolutely loved this book and ugh it was soo good! I loved the plot. I felt that it flowed wonderfully and the writing was really good, which is one of the main reasons I highly enjoyed this novel. The characters were wonderful and well developed. They were all so diverse and fun to read about. There were characters that I love to hate like the Queen and characters that I love like Amelia, who is the protagonist, and Bethany, who is the Amelia's best friend. I thought that Amelia was such as great character. She was loyal and fought to do the right thing, even if it went against everything she believes in to save her family and friends. She puts others before herself and I really love that in a character. Also she has bad ass powers. :D

This leads me to another thing a loved about the book, which would be the world. The powers and types of Mages are so amazing and cool. The elders and Animages are my personal favorites. Hunters make me mad in the best way possible because they are just so cold and mean, but they are really cool to read about. I really liked how Smith explains the world and how the Queen took over.

A huge thing for me is when I think about books for hours or days after reading them. Some examples would be books written by Hemmie Martin, Rick Riordan, Stephen King, etc. I found myself doing this with Bound by Duty. I kept thinking about the plot and the characters. Ugh I love when that happens. Also I keep having to control myself from buying the next book because I have to save money. So now I have to wait, but I feel like it will totally be worth it.

The last thing I want to say is that I highly recommend this book! You should check it out!

Thanks for reading!
   -Ashley <3

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