Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
- Pub. Date: May 5, 2015
- Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Rachelle was being trained to be the next village woodwife but one day she decided to try to befriend a forestborn in hopes he will tell her how to kill the Devourer, of course the forestborn are all pretty damn evil and he has no intentions of telling her anything except for turning her into a bloodbound.
As for the main heroine Rachelle I had a love hate thing going for her, at first I liked her she was complex, a total badass with blood on her hands but eventually as the plot moved along and the love triangle came into play I liked her less and less. Her self-pity just irritated me and then she made some incredibly ridiculous decisions. Also the love triangle it was all just to insta love. One minute she hates the guy the next she loves him another minute she thinks one of the guys betrayed her so she jumps in the bed with the other one..it was all just a little too messy.
Overall Crimson Bound probably wasn't the most memorable fantasy book I've ever read but minus the issue I had with Rachelle's character it was a decent read, if not for the characters read it for the mythology.
~"I'm not painting you to hide you. I'm painting you because you're beautiful."