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Binds brings together magic, betrayal, the fae and mages in a rather strange mix.
I didn't enjoy the first person present tense POV.
I really didn't like any of the characters either, they all felt 2D, flat and cliche.
I liked the idea that was the world setting, but alas the characters just couldn't maintain the story.
There's some fairly brutal assault in this book, domestic, spousal, whatever you want to call it. It's in your face and constantly rehashed.
I hated Ophelia's mental state, she made me want to punch her in the face, slap her silly and shove my foot up her butt!
The 'love triangle' was rubbish and completely useless in terms of plot progression.
All in all, this read like a draft without the polish of a professional novel. Lots of ideas and potential, but failing to deliver.
A few things I noticed:
8% - ...by three huge me(n), grabbing me,
36% - NOW used instead of NWO
50% - Phee is written as Fee.
92% - if you change a characters name, stick with it, don't jump around with what you call them. It's really confusing.
93% - rapidly (-redundant) hurrying...
**Note: I won an electronic copy of this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaways**