Bound of Hades trilogy is one of those series that stood out to me from Entangled Embrace line because it tackReviewed for Confessions From Romaholics
Bound of Hades trilogy is one of those series that stood out to me from Entangled Embrace line because it tackled a genre that has been overlooked with new adult in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, there have been books in this genre written before new adult existed that fit the mould. However since the category became a thing, there haven’t that been many paranormal books that have stood out to me that I loved and wanted more from. I had high expectations when it came to Claimed by Light as I had enjoyed the previous instalments and she always brought something new to the table with each book.
Going into the third book, I didn’t know what to expect and took me a few pages to place Halena, the last of the heroes and heroines to be featured in this series. I was expecting something different once again considering the first book was Theo the head gatekeeper, and the second was his companion Justin. However I get the reason why she chose to focus on Halena, she has been there from the start and she is second to none if you want to compare gatekeepers in terms of experience and age.
Halena is a firecracker and goes everything in guns blazing literally so , you had to wonder, who was the man in question for her and how would they meet . As Halena had the opinion as Justin, she didn’t need a mate (Avanah) and she lost her companion years ago and if she couldn’t protect her companion/sister all those years ago , how could she let anyone else in.
Enter Slade Bennet a mature young man on a deathly mission to save the his little sister and willing to do anything to save her, even if means betraying someone he has never meet. But family bond are important to him and this person is no one special right, she just a target.
Halena should be just another pick up in a bar, something that happens all around the world everyday but there is evil at work and this time the demons aren’t going to down easily. Slade may think family bonds are the most important thing in the world but when love enters the picture , can you stand by and watch the person you care about being hurt.
It a question that we will probably face at one point in our lives and for these two characters, this is no exception. Helena who closed a part of herself off and doesn’t think about anyone except herself after past hurt. She all about the attack and ask questions later. Slade maybe more hesitant but when it comes to protecting someone, everything goes out of the window. They couldn’t be more perfectly matched, if he wasn’t trying to rescue herself and wasn’t throwing her to wolves. Get ready to be taken on a ride and look forward to interesting story as this couple fight to make something.
I’m disappointed this is the last of the series, as there were new characters introduced that I would love to learn more about and other secondary characters that I would love to see get their story. Don’t get me wrong I immensely enjoyed Halena and Slade story but the overall arc was slightly lacking in details compared to the previous ones. Either way, I’m hoping that we will see something else from this author soon in this genre as I enjoyed this series a lot. I wish I could give it 5 stars but the ending threw me a bit, I extend more a interesting ending. Maybe it was deliberate for a reason unknown but the ending left me wanting more and question wondering why certain characters were introduced.