Blogger Note: I was able to get involved with this tour through YA Bound Book Tours. Below is the review and a list of links to the other blogs on this tour. Don’t forget to check out their reviews!
Blog Tour Schedule:
Katie’s Stories – http://kjhstories.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post
Making Days Better – http://makingdaysbetter.wordpress.com/ – Review
Shooting Stars Reviews – http://shootingstarsreviews.blogspot.com – Promo Post
Andrea Buginsky, Author – http://andreabuginskyauthor.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post
Abookwithbea – www.abookwithbea.wordpress.com – Promo Post
Reading Addict – http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/ – Promo Post
Kindle and Me – www.kindleandme.com – Promo Post
Writing Pearls – http://www.writingpearls.com – Review
Book-o-Craze – http://book-o-craze.blogspot.gr/ – Promo Post
Books Babies Being – www.booksbabiesbeing.com – Review
The Page Unbound – http://thepageunbound.com – Promo Post
The Cubicle Escapee – www.TheCubicleEscapee.com – Review
Semi Short Chic – www.semishort.blogspot.com – Promo Post
Zerina Blossom’s Books – http://zerinablossom.blogspot.com/ – Review
Jeri’s Book Attic – http://jeri-ryan.wix.com/jerisbookattic – Review
The Moral Of Our Stories – Www.themoralofourstories.com – Review
Driftless – http://ayokongaeh.com/ – Promo Post
Every Book has its Story – http://everybookhasitsstory.blogspot.it/ – Review
Mythical Books – http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/ – Promo Post
The Bookwhore Diaries – http://thebookwhorediaries.blogspot.com – Review
Kelly P’s Blog – http://kellyatx.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post
A New Look On Books – www.anewlookonbooks.wordpress.com
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – http://crystalschaoticconfessions.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post
Book-Keeping – http://hollymbryan.tumblr.com – Review
Cover2Cover – https://chocomeiske.wordpress.com/ – Review
Cutting Muse Blog Review – http://www.cuttingmuse.blogspot.com/?m=1 – Review
Forever Obsession – https://extreemeobsessed.blogspot.com – Review
Book Butterfly in Dreamland – http://purpleshadowhunter.blogspot.com/ – Review
5 Girls Book Reviews – www.5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com – Promo Post
The Bookish Angel – http://thebookishangel.reads-it.com – Review
Heartbound Book Review
“I wanted her to notice me, to pay attention to me. It was an irrational desire, one I‘d never experienced before.”
― P.I. Alltraine,
I must admit I originally thought this story was a spin off or fractured version of Peter Pan. I mean someone on the cover was flying… I thought fairy dust was involved. After committing this cardinal sin of books and judging by the cover (something for which I apologize for), I found the story overall interesting. The language was different, slightly formal, and some of the words were unique to the story itself. But I had a sense of sophistication while I read this – like I was convinced that the other worlds, realms, existed.
Heartbound is set in London, England where lead protagonist 18 year old Petyr is on a mission to help his realm understanding the secrets of the human world. Petyr has the gift of intelligence. In a sense he is a human computer – just a whole lot faster. Armed with his ability to hide his emotions, control the wind (hence the flying/jumping), and his calculating mind, Petyr and three other beings join the human world. Being an elite member of his race, basically expected to be a leader and a secret weapon of sorts, Petyr never thought he would be tempted by the Forbidden. But while blending in at a university, he meets Scarlet and all his common sense disappears.
The cliched love story of boy meets girl takes a twist. While some of it was predictable, that didn’t take away from the overall plot and arc of the story. Nor did it ruin the richness of the characters. Petyr is tempted by the Forbidden. Scarlet struggles to accept something out of this world (literally). Petyr’s friends, friends being somewhat of a stretch here, Nero, Dru, and Kara must decide where their loyalties reside. Petyr is perhaps the most relate able character of the novel. He is torn between his duties and feeling something (love) that he doesn’t understand. He is willing to give up everything for Scarlet. He is in a constant state of back and forth… love can really confuse a person. But how does Scarlet feel? What is she willing to give up?
I continue to struggle with the ending of this book. Will there be a sequel? Will Petyr let go of his guilt? What is happening!? The end just sort of happened and I kept trying to find another page to continue on with the story. Besides the ending, overall the story was rightly paced and full of beautiful scenery that I wish I could see for myself. Some of the side characters, namely Scarlet’s brother and Evan, really added to the story. I wish there had been more backstory on Petyr and his world instead of just a bunch of secrets that I really wanted to know. It was all so mysterious and open-ended I hope there is more in store for Petyr and the others.
What Others Are Saying –
For a love story that spans the realms, order your copy of Heartbound today!
Check out more about P.I. Alltraine here!