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Bound by Forever, a True Immortality Novel by S. Young is now live!
New York Times Bestselling author Samantha Young writing as S. Young.
Niamh Farren has been burdened by knowledge for most of her life. As one of seven fae children born into the human world with the ability to open the gate to Faerie, Niamh’s mission is to guide her fae brethren to do what’s right. Because Niamh has seen what will happen to the human world if she does not protect the gate. Throughout the years, she’s traveled the world with her brother Ronan, using her psychic visions to find the fae-borne and convince them to stay on the path that will keep the gate from opening. She has sacrificed much…but when she loses her brother to the mission, Niamh begins to lose herself.
For nearly one hundred and fifty years, werewolf Kiyo has wandered the planet as a lost soul. Cursed with immortality, he spends his awful eternity as a mercenary for hire. When the powerful Fionn Mór confides the truth about the existence of Faerie and hires Kiyo to protect one of the fae-borne, he accepts the challenge out of boredom, not heroism. Yet Niamh is unexpected in every way the werewolf can possibly imagine.
Guarding Niamh from her enemies is nowhere near as challenging as protecting the fae woman from herself. If Kiyo is to succeed, he must help Niamh find herself again, and not just for her sake. Ignoring the fierce connection between them may no longer be an option. A new enemy is rising and threatening to rip open the gate between worlds. To remind Niamh of who she really is, Kiyo must make the choice to lower his defenses and give into their bond. Or safeguard his own heart … and in doing so lead the human world to the brink of war.
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Fly Girl’s Review
It’s been a while since I’ve done a review, honestly both writing and reading have been difficult during the last couple months. I got wrapped up in what I thought I was missing during the Holidays and even though I had signed up for books on the blog I wasn’t able to read. So I’ve basically done jigsaw puzzles since Thanksgiving and put reading aside. Strangely, this turned out to be one of the best holiday seasons since I lost both my parents a few years ago. I had no expectations of visits with extended family or visitors or travel plans that included our less than reliable weather. So it was pleasant. We had a few events with friends, but mostly just my pod of husband and three dogs. I know you all came to read about books though, so I’ll quit extolling the virtues of a holiday without expectations and how good it was.
Bound by Forever was actually a very good book and although it took me a long time to read, it wasn’t the book’s fault. When I finally got back into reading I finished this in about three evenings before bed. There was a lot of great stuff in this story. I will say it would probably be even better if you read the first two books, which I didn’t. I was able to follow along pretty well, but I think it would have added a lot. These two, more than humans, have been so hurt by loss that they are unable to trust or open up because they are afraid of the pain another loss or rejection will be. This means they spend a lot of time walking around the subject of their attraction to one another and how the kismet, fate, pheromones or whatever is drawing them to one another.
Niamh is running from the loss of her brother and Kiyo is running from the loss of everyone. It’s hard to find love when you are destined to live forever. It takes some time to realize they might just be made for one another. When Niamh needs Kiyo to trust her with his secret, he isn’t able to and it makes her keep her secrets close to the vest. Once they realize they might have more than enough time for one another and that a lifetime might not be enough for them, they begin to explore the bond between them. Then these two make an unbeatable team and discover things they’ve been missing about the whole mystery of who’s been after the, other than human, couples who are supposed to keep the gate to the Fae closed. This is the part that it would have been good to have read the previous two stories.
I was intrigued by Kiyo’s determination to be the best person he could be within his eternal circumstances. He had a heart and empathy for the people that had come and gone from his life. He tried desperately to keep his nature hidden as well. Trust was not something he was good at. I’m pretty sure he still isn’t but he eventually trusts Niamh.
Niamh on the other hand had a messed up relationship with her brother and hearing her describe the love she and her brother had while she still understood he was just using her for her talents so he could live in luxury was fascinating. It takes a lot to recognize when your relationship with someone is less than amazing, but her brother isolated her and she still missed that connection when he was gone. It was interesting to see how she dealt with it and how Kiyo brought her back to reason to look at it in real life. This part of the book revealed some of the authors soul I think and made it more than just a story for me.
For my first foray back into the land of the reading, I’m giving this a 4 of 5 propellers and will definitely be putting the rest of the series on my TBR pile. The adventure and complicated dynamics of the couple along with the mystery made this a fast paced thriller for me. Pick this series up, I think you’ll like it.
4 of 5 Propellers
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Connect with Samantha Young
Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 28 languages in 30 countries. She resides in Scotland.