{ARC Review} Bind the Soul by Annette Marie

Posted January 1, 2015 by Lucy in Review / 0 Comments

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{ARC Review} Bind the Soul by Annette Marie
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2)
By: Annette Marie

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Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Format: eARC

The most important rule for an Apprentice Consul is simple: Don't get involved with daemons. Well, Piper is planning to break that rule — big time.
After a near-deadly scandal with the Sahar Stone, she has the chance to return to the only life she's ever wanted. All she has to do to keep her Apprenticeship is forget about Ash and Lyre. Ash might be enigmatic and notoriously lethal, and Lyre might be as sinfully irresistible as he is irritating, but they’re not bad for a couple of daemons.
There's just one problem: Ash is missing.
Really, she shouldn't risk her future for him. He lied. He betrayed her. But he also saved her life, damn it. Wherever he is, he's in trouble, and if she doesn't save his sorry butt, who will? But with every dangerous secret she unravels, each one darker than the last, she slips deeper into Ash's world — a world with no escape for either of them.
The Complete Steel & Stone Series:Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1)Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2)Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3)Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone #3.5)Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4)Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone #5)

Could it be? The second book is just as good if not better than the first one? Why, yes it is.

It has been five weeks since anyone last saw or heard from Ash, even though rumors have suggested Ash returned to the Underworld on his own free will. Piper couldn’t believe Ash would leave without even saying goodbye, not after what they’ve been through. Piper’s determination on finding Ash then exposes Samual’s execrable way of controlling the dragonians. In spite of the danger, Piper is adamant to find out what happened to Ash and how she can set him free.


I thought Bind the Soul was a great addition and follow-up to the series. Piper’s existence is unique and it would be interesting to see what it could mean now that it is revealed. While we still don’t know much about her magic, I do look forward to read and learn more about her magic when they do unsealed.

I love Piper and Ash’s relationship, they shared a special bond that grows deeper through a series of trials. I had so much fun to read how they interact with each other. I especially like this particular scene in Bind the Soul, where Ash completely shaded and his natural instinct took over. I am quite curious to learn what this peculiar behavior means.
Piper feels conflicted as her feelings for Ash grows deeper. For her dream to become a Consul, she cannot have any personal feeling for the demons. Before her journey with Ash and Lyre, Piper only sees the world in black and white. But after spending time with Ash and Lyre, she realized the world isn’t so black and white anymore. I look forward to see if she will overcome her belief, and what will it mean when she does.


With just a hint of possible romance, Bind the Soul is full of action and thrilling adventures. While some may not be pleasant for Piper, I thoroughly enjoyed reading each daunting task Piper had to subdue, and the positive outcome they bring.


If you enjoy fast-paced, adventurous Urban Fantasy novel, you wouldn’t want to miss this series! I look forward to read Book 3. You can now pre-order Yield The Night on Amazon

Happy Reading!! XO

About Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, which includes the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night. Her first love is fantasy, a limitless realm of creativity where she can break all the boring rules of real life, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of northern Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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