Monday, 13 February 2017

Bound (The Caelian Cycle #2) #Reviews #Sci-Fi #UrbanFantasy @donnielletyner


Sadie has found the resolve to fight the man who caused so much pain in her life. Her tentative alliance with the HCA underground gives her the resources to train both her body and Talent for when she comes face to face with her grandfather. 

Bound by Loss.

Being separated from her friends at St Vincent’s is harder than she could have ever realized and it doesn’t help that Kian has withdrawn from her as well. With help from a new friend, Sadie uncovers more about her past and that someone close to her has been keeping secrets from Sadie her entire life. 

Bound by Fear.
Tragedy strikes close to home, giving a longstanding enemy, one desperate and willing to do anything to have Sadie on their side, an opportunity to arise. Allies and friends come together to stand against evil, but at a terrible cost. Sadie’s history and future collide while the world is thrown into chaos. 

Sadie must overcome or forever be Bound.



  Bound (The Caelian Cycle #2)Bound by Donnielle Tyner
Kat's rating: 4 of 5 stars

*** Gifted in exchange for my honest review ***

So this is Book 2 of this series and I loved the last book, its a story where a meteor has changed the dna of some humans so they are multi hued and have powers, a bit like the X-men, if I was trying to give an example of powers etc.

Sadie's powers were late to develop but when they did they caused a whole heck of trouble for her and St Vincent's the orphanage she had grown up in.

In book 2 we have Sadie in the HCA (Human Caelian Alliance) Underground, training and set on vengeance for the actions caused by her Grandfathers actions (sorry for being cryptic but I don't want to spoil book 1 if you have not read it yet)

The training is intense and she is having difficulties with the cold shoulder she recieves from Kian, the Caelian who came to rescue her in Book 1, Sadie has feelings for Kian, but she hasn't got the time to deal with relationship issues, and Kian's lack of understanding for why she wants revenge.

Being separated from her friends, and suffering from nightmares about the death of Michael, she makes a tentative friendship with a Caelian called Luca. Together the three are trying to find out more about Sadie's past, but other troubles are on the horizon, when her grandfather demands the return of Sadie to his clan, a secret is revealed which causes more discourse.

The book is full of action and tension as both factions try to force their views on the public majority, Caelian Registration is set to come into fruition, but will this then give shady government agencies or Caelian Clans free rein to use those with powers that can be used as weapons as they see fit?

When Kian plans a secret treat, it goes drastically wrong... Captured by the HPC (Human Purist Coalition) Will Sadie survive their torture? Sadies powers make her a prime target, and the HPC want to use that to their advantage - IF they can break her. Can the HCA save her? And at what cost?

Will Sadie get through this tormentalous time or will she be forever bound to be a weapon to be wielded by whomever has her in their clutches?

Warning - Cliffhanger will leave you begging for Ms Tyner to hurry up with the final book in the series, but it is due for release soon ( I am waiting impatiently)

I enjoyed this second installment, the characters are interesting, the dynamics of the story line keep you glued to the book, and leaves you wanting more.

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Bound (The Caelian Cycle #2)Bound by Donnielle Tyner
Jenni's rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Review has been gifted in exchange for my honest opinion and on behalf of Kats Book Promotions/ Katsindiebookblog.***

So yeah.. Book 1 I just absolutely fell in love with, questioning whether Book 2 would hold up to my expectations.. All I can say is WOW.. This book did that PLUS more! This series just keeps getting better and better.

You are given plenty of answers that left you questioning in book 1, but still left with plenty of mystery for the next book.

Sadie is now living in the Underground, away from her friends in the orphanage. She starts training so she can do whatever it takes to take down her grandfather. You are meeting new characters in play, especially Luca. Who Kian is not a huge fan in the beginning. But are they all willing to come together when it comes to the matter at hand, taking down Miles? He takes it upon himself to hit Sadie where it hurts. Will she fight for what is hers, or will she freeze up, even after all her new found training?

Yet again, you are left with a major cliffhanger. If it can be done at a right spot, than this spot is perfect. I know some hate cliffhangers, but I’m a glutton for punishment so I can’t help but to love them. It gets me thinking on what can happen next, even though I’m usually wrong! Book 3 needs to hurry up! I’m in a desperate need for it!

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Other Books in the Series

★★★★★ FREE EBOOK ★★★★★

Lost, book 1 of The Caelian Cycle is now permanently free, and Book 2, BOUND is out now, along with a Novella, Redeem.

During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.

Sadie is over it!

She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.

Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.

Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost? 
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Author Bio

Hello! Donnielle here, obviously. I really don't like talking about myself, so lets get this party started. I spend most of my free time writing, but when I’m not writing, I spend my time reading, binge watching Netflix, homeschooling my two children, and hanging out with my husband.

A few fun facts about me:

1. I began writing when I was in junior high. A teacher approached me with a poetry book and I fell in love. Writing poetry has helped me express myself through some of the darkest times in my life.

2. I am always reading something and own hundreds of eBooks. I thank the technology gods for the invention of e-readers. Series are my favorite. I love it when I feel like I cannot stop reading a book. My favorite genre is sci-fi and paranormal.

3. I am a HUGE nerd and enjoy every medium of nerdom from comic books to Magic! The Gathering.

4. I am a serious introvert and need plenty of alone time so I don’t go insane. Seriously! I will cut someone if they cut in to my “me” time.

5. I have a passion for holistic medicine and create many of my own household products. My kids and husband will ask for some “oils” when they aren’t feeling well. I love growing herbs to make my own blends of herbal tea.

6. I read YA almost exclusively. There is just something about it that calls to my heart above other genres.

7. When I read paranormal it’s either about shifters or faeries.

8. Writing has always been a passion and a dream. I had many jobs and they never fulfilled me the way writing has.

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