When Rachelle was fifteen, she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless—straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.
Three years later, Rachelle has
given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an
effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the
man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her hunt for the
legendary sword that might save their world. Together, they navigate the
opulent world of the courtly elite, where beauty and power reign and no
one can be trusted. And as they become unexpected allies, they discover
far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their
undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets,
can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?
Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption. @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1203532631 4 STARS
I sat here awhile trying to decide if I liked this book better than
Cruel Beauty and I think I do, but the other one was really good too.
The thing I love about these two books is the heroines are very strong
girls. They are fierce and fight for whatever they believe in, they
might make a few stupid mistakes here and there, but who doesn't?
happens to be in the forest off the beaten path and trusting in things
she shouldn't, this gets her in trouble. She is then bloodbound and
becomes a sort of guardian for the King. He decides to put her as a main
guard for his son Armand. He was a very strange story of his own. The
whole book is strange but in a good way.
Then there is Erec who
is friends with Rachelle, and he's not what he seems either. You have a
lot of that going around in the book it seems.
wants to do is defeat the Devourer to lift the curse she has on herself
and to save the people. I'm not even going to explain all of the
spoilers involved with this curse.
This is a book you are just
going to have to read for yourself because people have mixed feelings
about it. I thought it was really good. I was confused sometimes, but
that's just me!