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July 08, 2012

Review: Bound by Erica O'Rourke - Farah

Title: Bound (Torn #3)
Author: Erica O'Rourke 
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: June 26th, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
Challenges: A-Z
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 350
Maura Fitzgerald has made her choice: A life in Chicago. A future with Colin. To leave behind the enigmatic Luc and the world of the Arcs. But the more she struggles to keep her magic and mortal lives separate, the deadlier the consequences. In the end, Mo must risk everything--her life, her heart, her future--or lose it all.
Bound is the third book in the Torn trilogy, and I was so glad that it ended in a great way! I'm usually scared of how authors end their books sometimes, and I have to say that Erica did a great job! Maura Fitzgerald, Mo, is a great protagonist. She really does not depend on guys at all, and always does what her heart tells her to do. I really admire her for that. I was really excited for the third book, mostly because of the love triangle. I just love Colin, and for the first time in any book I have read, the main protagonist likes the "normal" human being and not the "paranormal" character, who in this case is Luc. Erica constructed such a complicated and lovely love triangle that made my heart hurt with them. 
While reading Bound, there wasn't a time where I felt like the book was boring or even a bit draggy. It was all balanced out, and that made it really comfortable to read. I really liked how Erica included pats of the magic world, parts of Mo's personal family issues, and part of the romance as well. That way I got a taste of everything, which I thought was pretty cool! If I had to compare the three books, I would say that the second book, Tangled, was the best. After that would come Bound, then Torn, which is the first book of the trilogy. Therefore if you have read Torn and maybe didn't enjoy it that much, read the second book because it is awesome!!
I really want to thank KensingtonTeen for send me an ARC of Torn, because I would have never started this series if it weren't for them! It was a great adventure with Mo, Collin, and Luc, and I am slightly upset that it ended. The Torn trilogy will always be in my heart, because yes, it was that great! I really cannot wait to pick up future works by Erica O'Rourke!
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  1. I haven't read any of this trilogy, but I love a girl who doesn't depend on a guy at all and can take care of herself:) I'm a bit tired of love triangles, but all these characters sound fantastic and I definitely want to know more about them:) Thanks for the review Farah, this is the first I've heard of the series!

  2. I've been wanting to check out this series, but havent gotten around to it. Sounds like a great read though!

  3. I'm not the biggest fan of this series, but I'm still on edge to read the last book. Sounds like it could be promising.

  4. I haven't even read the first book yet! :P I'm glad to hear this was a great conclusion to the trilogy. I'll definitely have to pick it up one day. Lovely review, Farah!

  5. This is the third book in the series already? And somehow I haven't heard of these books before -- I have to rectify that ASAP! :') I love how you said you get a bit of everything in this book. (The magic world, family issues, and romance...) I like that so much better than a book dropping everything else to focus on the romance or etcetera haha! x)

    Amazing review, Farah! And so the epic begins! :) <3 *goes in search of book one**