Soulbound by Tessa Adams
As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch’s Royal family—Xandra
While she hasn’t lived up to her family’s expectations, Xandra has come to terms with her latent magic and made a life for herself in Austin, Texas, running a coffee shop where she makes potions of a non-magical nature. While things aren’t perfect, Xandra is happy—until she runs into powerful warlock Declan Chumomisto.
Xandra hasn’t seen Declan in years, and though she’s still overwhelmed by his power, she doesn’t trust him. And when her own powers awaken one night and lead her to the body of a woman in the woods bearing the symbol of Isis—the same one that has marked Xandra since the day she met Declan—she’s filled with a terrible suspicion, soon confirmed: the woman is connected to him.
Xandra doesn’t want to believe that Declan is capable of murder, but as the body count mounts, and Xandra’s own powers spiral out of control, she’s not sure she can trust her own instincts…
I took one look at the cover of this book and was dying to read it. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but this one is a good one. What comes after that gorgeous cover is even better. Xandra is an amazing character. She's strong, opinionated, and independent. She has a good relationship with her family and good friends. I really enjoyed reading about her and her world. I loved her best friend and I hope to read more about her in the next book.
This book had a great fast moving story and I was hooked from chapter 1. I enjoued the dialog (And personally the dialog has totally ruined good books for me in the past). Her world was complex, but not so much that you get lost and feel like you need to re-read entire chapters to keep up. This book is, in my opinion one of the best I've read this year. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes, paranormal or fantasy romance. I give it two very enthusiastic thumbs up and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.
About the Author
Tracy Wolff/Tessa Adams/Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Her first novel, A Christmas Wedding, appeared on the scene in November of 2008 and since then she has sold eighteen novels—including Erotic Suspense and Paranormal to New American Library, Contemporary Superromance to Harlequin, and Paranormal Young Adult Romance and Contemporary Young Adult Romance to Walker Books. Now a part time English professor at her local community college,she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three sons. She was a 2010 Rita nominee.