Feature book: Soul Bound
In a world with half-human/half soul-eating Hybrids who die and are reborn without souls (Nephilums) plus Watchers (good guys), Ancients (good and bad guys), purebloods (really bad guys), rogues (bad guys), and more …
Jace Cutler has always thought he was bad news; everywhere he goes people get hurt. What is it about him that brings out the absolute worst in people? But there is a reason Jace brings misery to everyone around him—he is a ‘Hybrid’, the off-spring of a human and a Nephilum. While drinking at his favourite bar, he intervenes in a ‘David and Goliath’ bar brawl, ends up getting stabbed and is clinging to life. Jace is a standard bad boy guy, the selfish destructive type who stays away from love and affection.
Lia Benson is the doctor who treats Jace when he arrives at the hospital at death’s door. Lia is 100% scientific, a completely rational person. Lia is stubborn and passionate and even though she is in the thick of something she can’t grasp, she remains true to her core character—a healer and nurturer.
When Jace dies from his injuries—his soul is transferred into Lia (did I mention that humans only have half their soul—that the other half is in their soul mate—I know, cute twist). Now that Jace has died, he is a fully fledged Hybrid. He awakens with no memories and a desire to consume the light that surrounds people (their souls). The light around Lia is extraordinary—because of the fact she has a whole soul.
When Jace awakens and is almost killed he flees—but is always drawn back to Lia. A subplot involving Lia’s sister’s past with Jace makes the new relationship between Lia and Jace especially difficult. Jace is torn between staying with or leaving Lia—both for her protection, proving he is an honourable man, causing Lia to see him as a hero. Can they both fulfil the prophecy that will save mankind?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The romance between Jace and Lia is drawn out—yes, a short timeline, but believable at the same time. The added aspects of Lia’s sister, Jace’s new condition and Lia’s vulnerability that comes with a whole soul, along with the history of the Nephilums have all pulled me in to a well-constructed world. I highly recommend this book to anyone and am impatiently awaiting the sequel!
reviewed by Aimee
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.