Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1)
Hardcover: 394 pages
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Dial (Penguin)
Source: ARC from the publisher
From Goodreads. What's worse than being blackmailed to attend a hidden school where you're treated like a second-class citizen? How about nearly getting eaten by a monster when you arrive? Or learning that your soulmate was killed in a centuries-old secret war? And then there's the evil king who's determined to rule the world unless you can stop him... Meet Kaya, a young woman with the power to heal and the determination to fight. But struggle as she will, she remains tied to three very different men: a hero who has forsaken glory, a tyrannical ruler who wants to use Kaya, and a warrior who's stolen her heart. Kaya learns the hard way that some ties can't be broken...and blood is the strongest bond of all.
I’m sure you’re all sick of me saying OMG I loved this book but, I’ve been on an amazing book roll lately so sorry you’ll have to suffer again ;) OMFG I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!
Y’all know I love a good fantasy story and this was another that had amazing writing, beautiful world building, loveable characters, and great plot twists! I think one of the things I loved the most was Heather created her own cuss words for the story and I believe that Fak will be a permanent fixture in my vocabulary from now on ;) so yes there’s a love triangle (I know peeps you’re probably saying “Ugh I’m sick of love triangles”) but this one is really different! As a matter of fact the MC Kaya doesn’t even know she’s in one lol. There’s two beautiful but different boys; Trayton who’s tall dark, handsome, caring, and just a great guy (only problem is he follows all the rules), and then there’s Darius the boy with a secret that has silver hair, a body that screams to be touched, a fast sword, and even faster temper. He’s basically a total Dek as Kaya says but, that doesn’t stop you from swooning and turning into a ball of goo in his presence. Yeah if you can’t tell I’m Team Darius I’ll go for the mysterious rule-breaker any day.
The world of Trill is super awesome! There’s beautiful lush rose gardens, a forest that seems to come alive, and a school that seems to be an entity all its own. There’s dragon-like monsters with blue scales and a bad guy that we hear about but don’t meet (I’m hoping in book 2) but don’t worry there’s enough WTF’ery and plot twists in the book that you won’t miss the bad dude. There’s blackmailing, lies, secrets, tons of action, and yes romance. Oh and the ending even though I figured it out I really did, I still didn’t see to coming! And yeah there’s a cliffhanger and the waiting is gonna suck but, it is a must read peeps!!!! Make sure you go buy it when it hits the bookstores!
Ok so choosing a passage for this one was really difficult I think I had half the book bookmarked lol. But because I love him Darius won so here’s a scene between Kaya and Darius!
Beyond the scent of the salve, I could smell something else. Something that reminded me of wild, wooded places. With surprise, I realized that the scent was coming from my host. Not a shock—Darius seemed to live for the outdoors. It was a pleasant smell, and reminded me of home, of walks in the forest and camping near the river. I sighed, relaxing back on the bed. Darius glanced up at me and I managed a small smile. My throat was raw when I said, “You remind me of home.”
His fingers slowed as they dipped into the pestle once again, his eyes still on mine. “In what way?”
Shrugging, I said, “You smell like the woods. Like wind and rain. It’s…nice.”
“Kaya…” His tone was something I barely comprehended. It was soft and wondering, unlike the man I knew Darius to be. He kept his eyes on his work, his tone even and focused. “If you feel the need to come talk to me, at least come during the day when it’s somewhat safer, okay?”
I couldn’t help but notice that he didn’t say that I shouldn’t come, only that I should be more careful about it. Did that mean he’d hoped I come see him eventually? And just what was that about, anyway? He hated me. Didn’t he?
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