Review: Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

Title:  Blood Bound
Author:  Rachel Vincent
Series:  Unbound, #1
Publisher:  Mira
Release Date:  August 23, 2011
Pages:  463

By blood, by word, by magic...

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special – a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner...every touch...every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over...

Blood Bound was so amazing in every way imaginable that there is no way I could possibly write a review that does it justice. Part of me honestly wasn't expecting to be so into this book that I may have forgot to in for work for a few days.

Liv is our heroine and she is a tracker who is able to track people by their blood. She has the attitude of a bad ass which is why I loved her so much. I liked my leading ladies to take control and not take shit from anyone which is why Liv is so awesome.

"I love you, Olivia," he whispered, and my heart ached as if it would break in half. "You think we'll die if we stay together, but I've been dying slowly for the last six years. I'm taking my life back, Liv. Our life together. And this time, I'm not going to let you go." 

We also have Liv's ex-boyfriend, Cam. I loved him. There was a huge misunderstanding between the break up and Cam's mission in the book was to try and win Liv back at any means possible. He will not let it go, let Liv go. The book is also in Cam's point of view and I just loved getting things from both sides. He made my heart pound like crazy and by the end you will most definitely know that Cam will do absolutely anything for Liv.

"I have choices," I insisted, refusing to break eye contact. "We both do. I may have to make mine carefully, and make a few compromises along the way, but I have a choice. I choose you." 

I won't go too much into  Blood Bound except to say that Rachel Vincent has created quite a different world where it is a little hard for me to explain. I found the world of blood tracking result in ultimate power and watching out for those who get that power.

There was times I didn't even know which side to choose because it seemed like all the players in this game were bad to the bone. And there is more to the story than I am giving away so you'll just have to read 
Blood Bound to find out what you're missing. I am looking forward to the next installment in the Unbound Series which will be about a different heroine's point of view. 


  1. Blood Bound definitely takes the paranormal genere into a new and fresh level. I really love the world she created here and specially the hero and heroine! Can't wait for more!

    Oh and I LOVE the quotes you selected!!

  2. I just finished this book a few days ago and couldn't put it down. I adored her Shifter series and this one is just as good if not better! I can't wait for the next installment.

  3. I seriously cannot wait to get to this one myself! I'm sooo curious and I loved her Shifter series, so I'm very much looking forward to reading more of her work! Great review. :)

  4. Great review! I totally loved this one as well! Got vastly addicted to her Shifter series so I had to read this one and got just as addicted!

    Don't remember hearing that there's a different heroine's pov for the next one, but sounds awesome!

  5. I LOVED this book! It was so great to read something completely different in the paranormal/UF genre. Bravo to Rachel Vincent for her amazing writing. Her Shifter series is also one of my favorites :-)
    Great review!

  6. I just finished this one and had a hard time putting it down! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the world that Vincent created especially since it was so dark and gritty. I loved this book and can't wait to read more. Great review!