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Canvas Bound

(Captive Art #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Libby Tanner’s art comes to life. Her painted skies turn from day to night, leaves rustle on trees, and sometimes, a mystery boy appears.

While attending England’s Aldridge Art Academy, Libby meets charming Brent Henderson, a performing arts student who showers her with attention. But his rival, gorgeous Dean James, is the one who occupies her mind, even th
Paperback, 233 pages
Published September 2013 by Red Adept Publishing (first published July 3rd 2013)
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Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All Libby wants to do is paint. Unfortunately, the people outside of the world in her head (and on her canvas) expect more from her. While attending a dinner that was required by her school, she meets both Brent and Dean. Despite the fact that Dean has a girlfriend, he seems to be there every time Libby is alone - and it's a "problem" she definitely doesn't hate. She never could have guessed that things would get much weirder than just the fact that her paintings come to life. Her first year at ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ Many thanks to Red Adept for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sixteen-year-old Michigan native and art prodigy Olivia ‘Libby’ Tanner hops across the pond to attend England’s prestigious Aldridge Art Academy. All Libby wants to do is paint, but her new friend, sculptor Travis Weston, drags her to an Academy dinner where she meets performing arts student Brent Henderson. Even though Brent is handsome and charming Libby’s gut is telling her something is off
Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I received a copy of this book from Red Adept Publishing, LLC via NG in return for an honest review.

What a pleasant surprise this book was!

Rating- 3.5 Stars.

"I wrapped my arms around him, certain I could paint the world as long as he was in it."

Libby Tanner has a gift, she can paint the world like no one else can,
So talented is she that she has made millions in fortune, selling her paintings.
An academy in London begs her to attend their prestigious artistic school.
However, Libby has a secr
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Libby Tanner only wants to paint. She started at the age of 3 and began selling her work at 7. There's just a little something different with Libby's art, it sometimes come to life. She's convinced her parents to let her attend an art school in London where she meets Dean and Brent.

Brent seems to be the nice guy who is interested in Libby. But Libby can't help but be fascinated by Dean, the somewhat bad boy who she thinks may have a girlfriend. Libby soon finds there is a lot more going on with
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
NetGalley. Thanks for a copy.

The most similar book to Canvas Bound (that I can think of) is Darker Still. There are many differences between the two books (such as the setting and the world building and the evils-that-are), but they both share a common point: a magical painting (or in Canvas Bound's case, paintings).

Anyway, let's go back to this book.

Canvas Bound stars Libby Tanner, who is a very gifted artist. Her greatest love and joy is to draw, and her paintings are many. She is famous in
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Tanner has an unusual artistic talent, as do all the students enrolled in England’s Aldridge Art Academy. Libby, as she likes to be called, is a conservative but smart, independent, and strong-willed girl. She is a well developed protagonist and this story is told through her eyes. Although she would rather stay in her room and paint, Travis, her student liaison, has also taken it upon himself to be her social director and insists she participate in the schools activities. I LOVED his cha ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
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Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An enjoyable paranormal YA read with a unique concept. I read a lot, which probably makes me somewhat jaded, so it takes a great story to grab and hold my attention. I loved the arts backdrop of this novel, along with the interesting twist of certain students being able to walk into their paintings. I would have liked more explanation of "why" they had these abilities, but was willing to overlook that and just enjoy the ride.

Laura Kolar did an excellent job with her debut novel, and I look forwa
Fungi From Yuggoth

CANVAS BOUND is a truly delectable, totally enjoyable paranormal YA ( but.perfectly suitable for adults as well) in a memorably magical setting ( I use magical here both figuratively and literally) and is one of those books I earmark to read again and again. That's how delightful this book is. I'm so glad it's the first of a series and eagerly await the next!
Jen Printy
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Canvas Bound is a fun read with twists and turns, and a great new concept. I couldn't put it down.
A Book Addict's YA Palace
Full review originally posted on my blog here

Libby Tanner's not your normal orphan. She can "paint the world like no one else can."
Not a bad catch line for a debut book. The cover is what first caught my eye, like any art piece (thanks to Netgalley for gifting me this book in exchange for my review)
A Michigan orphan--who has already made a fortune with her paintings, goes to a prestigious art school in England....okay a bit of a stretch, right off the cusp
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
3.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy Canvas Bound. I read it every free chance I had.

I was interested in Canvas Bound from the get-go because it was something different for me. I haven’t read anything quite like this. The whole concept was unique and kept me reading. I liked the idea of paintings coming to life. I like reading about artists. This book just caught my attention and I wanted to see what it was about. Canvas Bound did not disappoint.

Libby is a sweet girl. She is kind of a re
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
3.5 stars

Libby is sixteen and attending an Arts school in England. She misses her parents, but is engrossed in her painting. She would love to be left alone with a canvas and paint. Her drive to paint comes from the boy that she has been seeing in her paintings for several years. She wants to capture the right picture so that he will visit. He never stays, just pops in and out.

Fortunately for her, she has a great friend at the school who makes her have a social life and cheers her up when she ne
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Laura M. Kolar lives with her husband and daughter in a one-stop-light town in northern-lower Michigan. Though she didn’t discover her love of books until she turned thirty, as a self-declared hopeless romantic, she has spent the past few years reading and writing stories with mostly happy endings. If not at her day-job or with her family, you will find her sipping a cup of chai latte while sittin ...more