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Bind the Soul

(Steel & Stone #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  9,160 ratings  ·  497 reviews
The first rule for an Apprentice Consul is simple: Don't get involved with daemons. Well, Piper is planning to break that rule again — big time.

After a near-deadly scandal with the Sahar Stone, she has the chance to return to the only life she's ever wanted. All she has to do to keep her Apprenticeship is forget about Ash and Lyre. Ash might be enigmatic and notoriously le
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 9th 2015 by Annette Marie
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Ashtaroth... Man I love him!! He's the main reason I continue to read this series!
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

First read: 03/2016 - 4 stars
Second read: 02/2020 - 4 stars
Third read: 02/2021 - still 4 stars!

Ash is gone. After all she went through, Piper would have loved some downtime, but knowing that Ash is in trouble won't let her calm down. With incubus Lyre at her side, she starts to investigate, only to be whisked away from her once peaceful life yet again.

This one was quite a bit darker than Chase the Dark, painful and even a little depressing to read at times. Good thing is, there was so much actio
Actual Rating 2.5 stars

Entertaining but forgettable.

Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1) - 2.5 stars
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2) - 2.5 stars
Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3) - 2.5 stars
Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4) - 2 stars
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
After loving the first book, I dug into this one right away. The sequel returns the same characters as before, but it enters the big bad that Ash was afraid of in the first book. Piper is captured and the author doesn't hold back on the dark stuff. There's some terrible stuff to endure her experiencing and seeing. The details with the rats in the prison? Yech.

While the story darkened, it lost most of its humor. The first was serious when warranted but kept some fun situations and lines th
Third reread: July 24-25. Ash speaking softly is my weakness.
First read this Sept. 6-7, 2015. Reread this Feb. 19, 2016. My old review still stands. And again, I liked it better the second time around.
Liked this one waaaaay more than the first. The author definitely knows how to write swoony moments. Piper and Ash just gave me so many happy feels; they make me so giddy and aaaah.
This book definitely had higher stakes than the first, and I loved it. Although I can't really tell whether
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
09/23/2020: Reread. (Audiobook.)
08/30/2020: Reread! (Audiobook!)
08/26/2020: Reread! (Read to my son, Maddox.)
08/21/2020: Reread!
07/22/2020: Reread!
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Another fantastic book, this series is only getting better right now! I'm currently writing all my reviews for this series so far so I'll have them all up shortly!! ...more
4.5 to 5 Stars!

The second instalment of Steel & Stone series.

Piper’s story continuous with more of her breaking the rules to becoming an Apprentice Consul. Atta girl! ;)

After surviving the whole Sahar incident in the first book, we also learned that Ash, the hot and mysterious draconian daemon, is missing. Piper, knowing Ash is definitely in trouble... will do everything to bring him back. Well, Ash did, in fact, saved her life numerous times. And who could forget their epic kiss?! That was one
Parvati Patil
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great series
5 stars


This book actually gave me a damn heart attack

RTC....I gotta start book 3 now
Starting the next one asap.
I'm really liking these books.
Lonna | FLYLēF
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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WITH THE SCANDAL of the Sahar Stone behind her and her innocence proven, Piper has never been more terrified. For unknowingly, she used the power of the Sahar Stone – the only person to have done so in over 500 years. This news rocks the daemon world and Piper finds herself the target of her worst nightmare in Bind the Soul (Steel and Stone 2) by Annette Marie.

Samael, head warlord of the Underworld, kidnaps Piper. His light cruelty bring
nuin giliath
Much like the previous book, Bind the Soul was an enjoyable read with exciting action, interesting (even if sometimes predictable) twists, and even the occasional swoon-worthy romantic moment.

I liked getting to visit a different world as well as being introduced to some new characters. There were a few times where the story ventured into some darker territory than had been featured before - mostly involving physical/mental torture. Thankfully this didn't last the whole time and the focus return
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Buddy read. 4,5 stars.
Never a dull moment! Onto the next now!
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complete guilty pleasure reading books like this at my age! This really appeals to my Inner Teenager. I was glad to have less Lyre. Plenty of action and world building. We find out more about the Sahar, its history and why Piper is able to use it. Piper is an interesting character. I like the fact that even tho she has no magic, she has never given up on being a Consul. And Ash. He’s a pretty hot love interest for her.
Beatrice in Bookland
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
”All bets were off.”

This was definitely an improvement from Chase the dark!
We get to know the characters more and my shipper heart is both happy and sad.

Still not as good as the Red winter trilogy, tho.
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
~*Check out my blog over at The Bent Bookworm!*~

If you haven't read the first in the series, I highly recommend it and you can check out my review right here. That review is spoiler free, but THIS review may contain spoilers for the first book!

Bind the Soul picks up right where Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1) left off. Piper is back home at the consulate, and Ash is gone. Lyle has spent weeks searching for him and only has the barest of information. Piper knows that Ash is a big boy and can t
Sophia Sardothien
Thank you Netgalley for providing me this book in exchange of an honest review

Exact rating: 3.5 :D

Okay how do I start, this book picked up exactly where it left in Chase the Dark, after saving the Sahar Stone on the first book we learnt that Ash went missing. Piper knowing he must be in trouble, with the help of Lyre they set off to find him even if it means going to the one place dangerous and impossible place to be - the underworld where Samael Ash sire is. Once again Ms. Annette Marie did
Iris Hunter (InstagramREADS)
read it in on session. No stopping possible when you start this one!
Kenny Danewitz raveh
Sorry but just wasn’t in it. I was really hoping to like it since the "Red Winter" trilogy is my favorite books but this one wasn’t for me :(

Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I'm going to take a step back from this series for the time being. My love for the Red Winter trilogy is warring with my slight indifference for this series. I still didn't like it and there's nothing per se that I can put my hand on. It just bored me.I want to know what happens to Ash and Piper but I'm not in a hurry or even interested in reading to find out.

Will pick up this series at another time.
Even better than the first! Finally some Piper and Ash action! :) This one is even more dark and violent than the first. It is mainly based on the Sahar, and it was cool to learn about the past and fill in a few gaps in the story. What I love most about this story is the nonstop action. Poor Piper never seemed to catch a break. After things start to look good, something happens that ruins it all!

I love Piper's will and determination to save Ash from Samuel's wrath, but come on, does she always
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Ahhhhhh! Everytime I get into this book and think it's pretty good something irritating happens!

The ending of this book, and the set up for book 3, just annoyed me so much.

I don't know. Piper does some pretty stupid things, but I mostly like her. I love her and Ash, and that is pretty much my sole motivation for reading this. But then the set up for next book just seems to have more bullshit reasons for her to not go with him.

I don't care how fancy pants the security is. A fucking HUMAN school i
Feb 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not For Me

I expected more out of this series. Out of Piper. First this story is just so depressing. Its nothing but terrible events one after another. Theres no hope. No light at the end of the tunnel. Piper is quite foolish and makes head shaking mistakes. At first I thought Piper would be a strong character. Shes just a one trick pony. Without the stone shes just a victim. For me characters that need supporting cast to fight for them are just boring.
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
This is really a great second installment. I loved seeing more of the Underworld and learning more about the daemons. I also liked getting some backstory on the Sahar stone. It was fun to see more from the characters, and getting more from characters I wasn't expecting like Miysis. There's more action and higher stakes that make your devour the book, and I can't wait to see what happens next! ...more
4.5 stars

I'm pretty much obsessed with Ash <3 Love the guy!
buddy read with diana ;)

ahhh more Ash and Piper smut so yay! on with the next book!
The first time I read this book I remember I devoured it all in one sitting and the second time really didn't take that much longer - I just had far less reading time available (big sads).

Bind the Soul is the second book in the Steel and Stone universe and continues almost exactly where the first book left off - Ash is missing and they believe that he has gone back to Samael in the Underworld. Why on Earth anyone would want to go back to the cruel Hades overlord - only Ash knows, and Piper and
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. I absolutely loved the first book in this series. The third book, Yield the Night, is scheduled to release the end of March 2015. This was an absolutely wonderful continuation of this series. I love this world and these characters. The plot is action packed, this is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite urban fantasy series.

Ash is missing and Piper suspects he has returned to the Underworld to the evil Samael. Piper and Lyre are dete
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After losing the Sahar Stone in book 1, Piper is recovering from the effects of using the power it contained. Ash has disappeared, presumably back to his abusive boss, Samael. Piper and Lyre embark on a mission of their own to find Ash and rescue him, and if they recover the stone in the process, yay! Unfortunately, Samael is hunting Piper and wants to uncover how a haemon without any magic of her own was able to use the stone. Samael employs torture to get results; Ash and Piper may never be th ...more
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she intends to include th

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Steel & Stone (5 books)
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