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Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.

Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her new mind-reading ability, training sessions with the demanding Dr. Schwartz
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Paperback, 194 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
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Melanie
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Blood Bound is the debut novel by Keshia Swaim telling the story Brielle Reed, a half blood fae who has only recently discovered her lineage and is off to Fae College, her boyfriend Alex is already there so things should be perfect right? Well they would be if she could just keep up with juggling her workload, her boyfriend, discovering who her father really was, mastering her new abilities and gaining the attention of the dean of t
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Janina
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So I have absolutely no idea what to rate this book. My thoughts are so jumbled together as well as my feelings for the book. When I first started Blood Bound, I was really close to DNF'ing it. After about a month or so (I really don't know), I came back to it and finished it in a day because it's a really short read. I had a lot of problems with this book, but by the time I got to the end of the story, I was actually pretty intrigued. I wouldn't say that I liked it, but I also wouldn
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Amandalynn01
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fun read. I can't wait for the next one. Sure hope the writer gets on the ball writing the 2nd one!! ;-)
Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
I rate this 2.5 stars.

My Book Blog: nazishreads.net

I just didn't enjoy this one as much as others have, and it took me a lot longer to read than it does to read bigger books, which is obviously a bad sign.


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Gore: Just some violence from the Unseelie faes
Magic: Yes
Romance: Yes

Action: Not much
Pacing: 4 stars
Plot: 3 stars


I love the cover of the ARC, it's interesting that the ARC and the finished copy have different covers,
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for sending me a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
Starting college a year early is hard. Starting fae college and learning to protect the world from the Unseelie is harder.
Brielle Reed has always been an over-achiever, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Between her crash course in fae politics, struggles to control her n
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Mandy
I received a physical arc of Blood Bound in return for an honest review from the publisher Spencer Hill Press. Brielle recently had a weekend writing conference that changed her life forever. Now she’s attending her first year of college at a school for the fae, training to use her mind reading ability she inherited from her father. Upon arriving at the school she’s instantly put into extra training from her advisor the very stern council leader Dr. Schwartz. Brielle will have to juggle the scho ...more
Teresa Mary Rose
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, ya, fantasy, for-review, 2013
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This was a very fun and very quick read. It only took me a few hours and I had so much fun getting lost in the pages for a little while. I love stories centering around fae, so this one was a big win for me.

Brielle is our main character and she is a fun one. She has a tendency to get annoying at times, but for the most part I really liked her. She is struggling to fit into this new world and add on top of that starting college, it’s just not easy.
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Traci
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Kayla
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
At first, I absolutely hated Blood Bound. Even though it was the first book written by the author, the beginning of the book felt like a sequel. Later on, I found out that is because the book is based off of a short story that the author had previously written. I received an ARC for review. In the ARC, the short story was placed in the back of the book. I hope that they will put it in the front of the book for the finished copy. In my opinion, if I would have read the short story first, I think ...more
Kathy Martin
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new urban fantasy about fae who live among humans and who are fighting a war for control of Earth. Brielle Reed has just recently learned that she is half-fae and that the father who disappeared when she was five was an extremely powerful fae and hero to his people. She is just learning about her heritage and about the powers she inherited from him. She is learning to use her mind-reading to see threats to the fae.

Brielle is also adjusting to college life at a fae college and maki
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Jenice Roberts
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. It was great addition to the fantasy world. I didn't have much knowledge about fairies before this. Let's just say this book is nothing like Tinker Bell. If you are like me and have no fairy knowledge, I highly recommend reading Swaim's short story "Family Ties" first. (It's at the back of the book). It will give you some insight that I found helpful.
Lisa Rogers
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Blood Bound was a definite 5 star read for me. The book is fast paced and filled with great characters. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Angie
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wish I would have read the short story before this. I think that would have helped me in the beginning. This is a fun read!!
Keshia great job! Can not wait to see what you do in the future!
Troy
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic! If you are in the market for a great adventure this book might just be for you. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Danyele Minton
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED it! I really enjoyed the characters. Looking forward to reading more.
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