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Soulbound (Lone Star Witch #1)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  593 ratings  ·  90 reviews
As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch’s Royal family—Xandra Morgan should be a witch of incredible power. But things don’t always turn out like you expect…

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 make...more
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Signet Eclipse
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Alexandria
*CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS*

The total sum of my feelings right now concerning this book can only be described using one word...

Disappointment. Like many of us have done with other novels, I allowed myself to become blinded by it's amazing cover and become intrigued by it's summary. We all fall prey to this at some time or another; playing a book up to be something better than we know it is before we've even read it. I like to call it a "book crush". And that is what this book ended up being for me...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

SOULBOUND, the first book in Tessa Adams new Lone Star Witch series, is a fantastically dark and suspenseful paranormal romance with unique worldbuilding that had me completely absorbed. The pacing is quick and the descriptions of magic and various rituals are so detailed and vivid that I was glued to the story.

Love interests being destined or bound is a much used trope in paranormal romance and I really loved the unique take on the soulbinding between...more
Holdsherbreath
Beware, This Will Not Be a Nice Review
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Can I just say that I am absolutely tired of these heroines who know nothing and yet supposedly know everything and everyone around them knows everything and nothing. It blows my freaking mind.
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(I wanted to kick puppies by the end of this)

Let us start with the story:

Xandra is the all powerful most powerful of all time witch in the history of witches, or so it was predicted, what with the lightning and seven seven seven happenings of her birth. That doesn...more
smexys_sidekick (Tori-Smexybooks)
Originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2013/02/review-...

As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter—and a member of Ipswitch’s Royal family—Xandra Morgan should be a witch of incredible power. But things don’t always turn out like you expect…

Born in a world of magic that which she seems to possess none of, Xandra Morgan has accepted this and gone on with her life. Her family however, considered royalty in the mage world, is not as accepting and are constantly pushing, prodding and even po...more
Paradoxical
This sort of premise has always been right up my alley. A girl who's supposed to have super magic powers! Everyone expects this! Only she fails! And is cast off magic-less! Only in the end she really does have super magic powers! And there's a hot brooding guy!

...It's cliche. I eat this crap up with a spoon and ask for more.

But Soulbound didn't quite hit my heart the way I desperately wanted it to. It seemed directionless--there is the plot of Xandra being tied to some murder victims, and the en...more
Heather
I’m a little worn out on paranormal romances right now. There are so many of them, and it’s getting harder and harder to see much difference between them. This isn’t to say that these things can’t be done well; just that it’s getting more difficult to stand out from the crowd. Yet Tessa Adams's Soulbound managed to stand out.

Declan isn’t entirely what I expect from the dark, brooding, dangerous love interest; he too stumbles his way through figuring out what he’s doing. Xandra does a grand job o...more
Mara
Only read this book if you have a high tolerance for:

reading the phrase "that poor woman/girl" at least a hundred times.

cookie cutter "dominant males" who express their dominance through fighting over the heroine in a way that does nothing for her, the situation, the plot, the characters, or anything else, and also smile "sardonically" a lot in inappropriate situations.

a "heroine" who can't even stand up for herself enough to tell her best friend that she needs to stay in for the night because s...more
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
Meh all the way around. The plot was decent but incredibly predictable. I knew who the Big Bad was almost immediately after being introduced to him. A serial killer/rapist isn't my cuppa either, especially when the MC relives the torture and death of the victims.

Other parts were just ridiculous--the fixation with cowboy boots as powerful casting shoes. Then there was the redundant, "I'm not the child I was at nineteen" proclamations of Xandra (the MC). She really needed to move past that.

I'll p...more
Love/Hate Books
Title:Soulbound

Author: Tessa Adams

Series: A lone star witch novel

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Format: print

Rating: excellent!!!

Reviewed by: Christina



Xandra is the seventh daughter of the Ipswitch’s King and Queen. She is expected to be a great witch because when she was born she was touched by the Goddess Isis. But, nothing is ever what is seems to be in this love story of witches, wizards and warlocks.

Not long after her nineteenth birthday disaster, Xandra takes off to make a life for herself. She beco...more
Jennifer
I'll start by saying I was excited about reading this book. The story line sounded right up my alley. Right off the bat, I was disappointed because it was written in present tense. However, I was determined to put my hatred of present tense aside and give this book a chance. It started out okay. I didn't like the main character because she seemed whiny and immmature for a nineteen year old, but at least I understood what was going on.

In the next chapter, we fast-forward to eight years later. He...more
Emily
Really enjoyed this urban fantasy, especially considering it was a random pickup. Pacing of the book is quick, tone is generally light and fun and the characters are deep enough for us to care about and not totally cliche. I did know immediately who the 'bad guy' was when he was introduced, but that didn't lessen my enjoyment of the book.

The dark scenes were gorier than I prefer (so creepy that I had to look over my shoulder at night). Though the descriptions of magic were not elaborate there i...more
Lburt
Enjoyed this one. Its was a little different from most Urban Fantasy. The hero wasn't a "kick-ass" hero. In fact there wasn't any fighting really. But it was an enjoyable murder mystery with a fantasy twist. I liked the relationship Xandra had with her family and her crazy mother. (added a bit of humor and drama) I would have liked to get to know her sisters better though that is mostly for my own curiosity not so much the story. Declan is an interesting character I wasn't sure I was gonna like...more
Anne
This book was a fast read. I don't care for PRESENT tense books, so that was a big negative. It was a kind of weird book, anyway.
Holly
I had some problems with the overall story arc, characters and writing, but in the end I can't deny I was sucked in.
Erica
why you not match character description, cover image?
Katrina Tinnon
Most folks know that I'm a huge fan of Tracy Deebs. Her adult books are under her pen name, Tessa Adams. She has a way of bringing you full force into her books, and Soulbound is no different.

Amazing is about all I can say. Xandra is such a great character. She doesn't give in to her mother's craziness. And believe me, her mother comes up with some doozies to try to bring Xandra's power out. Xandra is opinionated and quite the smart ass. In other words, I FREAKING LOVE HER. She does everything s...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Latent witch has grown used to her lot but comes into her power and struggles to understand her gifts.

Opening Sentence: I was born on a dark night, under a Dark Moon in a sky turned bloodred with power and prophecy.

The Review:

This story revolves around Xandra Morgan who is the 7th daughter to the 7th daughter in a Royal line of witches. She is foretold and prophesied to have great magic but in the end Xandra has got nothing. No magic at all...more
Book Binge Blog
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 w...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
I started reading this book on Friday afternoon, and have been engrossed in Xandra Morgan's world of witches, wizards, warlocks and the strong magic they wield ever since.

Xandra is part of a powerful witchy royal family. Actually, being the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter she's supposed to be super powerful. Except, she's not. She hasn't got any magic at her disposal and has failed to live up to her family's expectations. Especially her mother, who's always trying to find a new way to for...more
FV Angela
Review originally posted at http://fictionvixen.com/review-soulbo...

After years of coming to terms with the fact that she is never going to be who her family wants her to be, Xandra Morgan has settled down as an owner of a coffee shop in Austin. As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter Xandra was raised to be magical heir to her mother, the Queen. On the day of her magical coming out party she fails miserably, realizing that she’s a latent and no matter how much her family wishes otherwise...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
I normally don't read Urban Fantasy because there's not much romance and because most UFs are told in the 1st person POV. Well, the current trend in Erotic Romance is having the story told by the heroine's 1st person POV so that has cured me of avoiding 1st person. And I don't necessarily need a romance if the world-building, plot and characters are great.

Soulbound starts off really slow. It was hard for me to get into the first half of the story. I understand that the author has to set up the s...more
Barb Lie
Soulbound is the story of a young witch, from a powerful family of witches. Xandra Morgan is our heroine, and as the 7th daughter of a 7th daughter, she was expected to become very powerful. However, all of her life, she has not been able to perform any magic, and is considered latent. On her 19th birthday, when she once again failed during the family magical ceremony, she runs humiliated into the woods, where she meets our hero, Declan Chumomisto. Declan is a powerful warlock, who uses both lig...more
Teresa
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Turtles
This held my interest a couple hours tonight. The book takes place in a world with powerful witches and warlocks who come in light, dark, and in between. Xandra is a 7th daughter in a power witch family, and despite omens she would be powerful, she has no magic. She suffers through her mother's mechanisms and builds a life at her own coffee cafe. When she starts being magically led to murdered women's bodies and a powerful warlock she never forgot comes back into her life - they have to figure o...more
Mariachiara
Titolo: Spellbound

Autore: Tessa Adams

Serie: Primo libro serie Bound

Inedito in italiano

Trama: ci sarebbe così tanto da dire per spiegare la complessità dell’ambientazione di questo libro che non so bene come renderla in poche parole, visto che l’autrice stessa non lo spiega in modo esaustivo nel primo libro.

A grandi linee possiamo dire che è ambientato in un mondo contemporaneo e simile al nostro tranne per alcune piccole differenze: la magia esiste, e perciò esistono i maghi e le maghe, che usan...more
Jessica
Tessa Adams' Soulbound sounded like a very intriguing read, a paranormal book with a murder mystery going on. What's not to love? Xandra was an enjoyable heroine and Declan was a very mysterious kind of guy, and the mystery was very good, so all in all, it was a good read.

The story buildup took awhile for me to get into. We get a nice prologue depicting Xandra's birth and then the first chapter shows us Xandra and Declan's first meeting at her magical "coming out" party when she was nineteen, wh...more
Jenny
This is the first book that I have read from Tessa Adams and I wasn't sure what to expect and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Xandra and Declan I wasn't sure what to think at first, Xandra is suppose to be this magical legacy and she's not. Then there is Declan he's a warlock that works black magic. The beginning gave us glimpse into one of the worst day of Xandra's life, then it jumps forward 8 years and Xandra is at home and her mother is still struggling with the fact that she...more
Chelsey
As the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, Xandra Morgan should be an unbelievable witch with power so great that you would need to approach her with a shield of steel and a ten foot pole. Only she’s not. Xandra’s world is consumed by magic and all of her loved ones expect her to carry on with the magical gene, in fact they will stop at nothing to help her obtain her own witchy powers. However, Xandra comes into a gift all her own; she starts to have visions that lead her to corpses and she...more
Sobia


Meh. 3 stars. For the most part good writing, esp the beginning. I just wasn't a fan of the story....the h is a damsel in distress for like the whole book, the H is a douche, who we never really get to know and the first person writing is a good example of why I avoided books written in said perspective for a long ass time. Oh and IMO, it's not very romantic, or rather I didn't really see the connection b/w the H and h...especially at the end! Can you say abrupt? ( to be fair though, I was under...more
Katharyn Taylor
I really liked the way this book grabbed me from the beginning. Adams does a pretty good job of keeping up the pace until a few chapters in. Even then, as the book cools a bit, I was engrossed enough in the characters that continuing on was no hardship.

The plot (and sub-plots) are well woven and the characters are developed well both individually and as a group, with the first-person narration especially effective in defining the family dynamic that serves as the base of the main character's pe...more
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Tessa Adams lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.
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