Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Mira

Pages: 400pgs

The Story

The Tower Syndicate will fall . . .

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage – including a rare Skill – and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt. 

if he can figure out how . . .

Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he'd never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get . . . 

And if they can survive. 

Neither is used to trusting. But there's something between them that can't be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is . . .

The Review

Like in your usual tradition of all Rachel Vincent novels, she yet again blows us away with her third and final installment of the Unbound trilogy and boy how I'm sad to see it all end. Only this time, I find, Vincent weaves a very complicated tale unlike her previous installments where many relationships are tested, where missions are much more dangerous and where nothing is what it seems until all is revealed at the end. Honestly, what more can I say about this book except that I loved it a lot and my oh my . . . what an ending it delivered. I'm almost sad to see this series end now.

But much like it's other two predecessors, Blood Bound and Shadow Bound, what I love most about this particular series is the fact that each story never feels repeated (like same old same old, you know?) and how each of the newly introduced main characters of those three tales were just so different to one another. No character felt the same to me, especially the main characters. I love that refreshing feel and how you can't really say which installment you liked the best because they are - again - all so different. While the storyline is so creative, interesting and most of all very addictive, but what drives this series and in particular this final book is the characters themselves. They are what makes this series so epic and full of greatness.

Sera, our new main leading character, was absolutely amazing! I like how her morals are always in check and she never allows power or money to influence her in any way, shape or form. She's quite a girl that one. But what I loved most about her is how determined she is and how her vulnerability slips through the cracks of her very tough exterior, it's just something so fascinating to watch and to read about. Then of course we have her love interest (the one person who wants to kill her only he doesn't know that she is the one he wants to kill but hey it's complicated), Kris, who was amazing as well. Like Sera he is a pretty tough guy but he too has a vulnerable side. They're just the perfect match and you'll definitely see their chemistry when you read this book (there's a lot of chemistry in this one trust me!).

Overall, OATH BOUND is something you have to read for yourself to understand what a great series Rachel Vincent has created, and quite honestly I think this is my favourite series by far coming from her which really says something. I just loved it and I'm going to miss all of these characters.

The Rating
5/5 stars


  1. I didn't realize that each of these books featured a different protagonist; while it's hard to say goodbye to a protag that you loved, it's always exciting and refreshing to see the same world told through a new set of eyes!

    1. Exactly! While we do get appearances by the previous protagonists, but I do love how each story connects to one another but it also tells another's story. So it's a great idea on the author's part. She writes the books very well! :)


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