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Bound by Spells

(Bound #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,092 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and f ...more
Published March 19th 2015 by Perfect Storm Publishing. LLC (first published February 18th 2015)
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Ben Alderson
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an incredible story and I loved the development of the characters!!! I need the next book!
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay people hold onto your hats. My mind has been blown away on this one.
I got this book before you did because I am cool like that. :) (Okay, fine. Sorry for the snarkiness. My alter ego comes out at night and that is when I am writing this) Sorry, but this one is a little long.

I really liked the first one, and generally the first book in a series is the best for me. Not so this time around. Honestly, this book was a good two and a half times better than the first one. And that is saying a lo
Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Check out my review of Bound by Spells by Stormy Smith at Books Equal Awesomeness!

Last year, I read Bound by Duty and it was freaking fantastic! This series isn't really known about, but I think that everyone should read it!

This book was just as great as the first one! Bound by Spells is from a dual point of view, so in this book, we got to read what happens from Aiden's point of view, and boy was I happy about that. Aiden's perspective was really important in this book because he undergoes a lo
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Originally posted on my blog @ Miranda's Book Blog

This is the second book in The Bound series and it was equally as magical and suspenseful as the first one! The plot was absolutely amazing, then low and behold a whole new twist gets thrown into the mix! I honestly didn't think the plot could get any better, then BAM I'm blown away!

In the past I haven't been a big fan of alternate POV, but I think it may be my new favorite thanks to the author Stormy Smith! Each POV was perfectly balanced, I fe
Casey Ann Books
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You always worry starting a sequel will be any good as the first amazing book in the series you had read. So when reading Bound by Spells I was scared! but I really didn’t need to be it was incredible!

of course when reading Bound by Duty the ending (won’t spoil it for you but your left with your mouth hanging open from the out come) The moment your like “I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW” Amelia is just as badass and brave as the first book! you find yourself pining for her and her relationships! *cough
****Pulled from the blog; joint review with my blogging partner in crime, Jennifer****
original review with extras can be viewed here:

I feel like any book starts off with a line like, “I woke up naked-again.” is going to be something special. I feel as though I needed to be there for him, just can’t have him waking up all naked… with no one around… I volunteer as tribute (wait, wrong book, it’s okay, I’ll still watch over him) In this case, I was definitely
Maria's Book Blog
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent follow up to Bound by Duty! This second installment picks up right where the first left off. I was fortunate enough to have this next book handy, otherwise the cliffy from book 1 may have been a lot more painful. I always appreciate when the sequel just gets right to the point, no dawdling or lengthy recaps, just a head-first dive into the heart of the story. So major kudos to Stormy for that!

I absolutely LOVED the dual POV! Hearing Aiden’s thoughts and following his story line as
Kathryn Hughey
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that when I finally got the chance to sit down and read it, I didn't want to put it down. I should be studying for a major test so I can graduate, but this clearly wouldn't be put off! First, I LOVE how Stormy switched between Amelia's and Aiden's POV!!!! I loved hearing what was going on from both sides of the situation, let's start with Amelia.
The book starts with Amelia saying an incredibly heartbreaking goodbye to Aiden, my heart seriously broke the first time I re
Krysti Morgan
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoyed Bound by Duty, you will absolutely love Bound by Spells. Bound by Spells had me spellbound. :)

Bound by Spells continues the gripping tale of Amelia and Aidan journey to restore order to the immortals.I enjoyed how the author alternates the point of view, it creates a storyline that allows the readers to experience the characters as the story unfolds. I enjoyed getting to learn more about the back story and more in depth look at the characters. I feel that this was a wonderful cont
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommended by Serena Chase at USA Today's Happy Ever After blog!

"Featuring a cast of mages and shapeshifters with unique magical abilities, one destiny-shaping prophecy, a genocidal megalomaniac, and a budding, heated romance (or two!), this book is paranormal gold! Read the first book in the series first, of course, but once you finish this one you're sure to be salivating for the next release in this not-to-be-missed romantic paranormal series."

Full review -
Lisa P
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to captivate and surprise. The Queen... Just when you might feel a little bit of compassion for her, bam! Right out the window! This book is told from Aiden and Amelia's perspectives. There is so much that goes on that you find it hard to put the book down. Next book can't come soon enough. ...more
Lenore Kosinski
4.5 stars -- Another beta read!!

There was so much I loved about this book, but I think the thing that really raised it above the first book is the addition of Aidan's POV. And not just b/c we all love Aidan (b/c come on, we all do). But the nature of the story as it left off in Bound By Duty demanded that 2 separate stories be told, and it would have been a terrible loss to not have that other half of the story. I ended up learning so much more about the prophecy, the AniMage's, the history, jus
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bound by Duty, the first book of this series, was fantastic. This second book, Bound by Spells? Even better. With the excellent writing continuing on, the storyline becoming deeper and more intense, and characters that continue to grow, evolve and surprise us-there's no sophomore slump to be found here. In fact, Stormy Smith has quickly found her way to the upper echelon of my favorite paranormal authors list with her enchanting stories and the ability to just snatch me out of my everyday life a ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Two words ... that ending!

As most know, cliffhangers are never my favorite, but besides the point, I LOVEEEEEEE this book! There was so much suspense and I just wanted more. This book definitely pulled me in more than the first in the series, so I was very happy with this one.

We learn so much more about this world, the abilities that the mages and shapeshifters have were so fascinating, I was intrigued by all of it especially Amelia. We all know that she's capable of so much , but she still has
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bound by Spells takes everything that was established in Bound by Duty and amps it up 20 notches. I cannot get over the character development all-around. It is rare that I like a sequel better than the first book, but Bound by Spells surpasses the first for me. Both Amelia and Aidan have come into themselves in a way that I never thought that was possible. Julia is as evil as ever, and even her rule gets a bit of an explanation that we didn't get in the first novel.

This book is all about the in
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Amazing book! Stormy's imagination goes to new heights in this new book in the bound series! I couldn't put it down for a second as I was glued to the edge of my seat the whole time.

The magic and the intrigue in this one was amazing! You really got to know the evil queen in this one as well and man is she one scary bitch! Well done Stormy! Evil does not even begin to describe her!

You really got to delve into the Animages as we
Kat Nichols
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved! Loved! Loved!

I waited impatiently for book 2 in the Bound series, and it was definitely worth the wait. Told in alternating views, we get to see exactly what both Amelia and Aidan are going through during their separation. I loved that their voices were distinct. I didn't have to look at the chapter heading to see who was talking. We go deeper into the Queen's mind to see why she's done what she's done and Amelia tries to work with her Keeper powers. Great follow up to Bound by Duty and n
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing and so much more, I LOVED it!!! It was such an amazing sequel to the first book and answered so many questions I had from the first one. We get to see Aidan's point of view in this one and it's nice to see how he sees things. I love how devoted he is to Amelia and how we finally learn about his past and where he comes from. Amelia also grows so much in this book and I can't wait to see where this journey takes her and Aidan! ...more
Lorrie Moar
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So, so good! The magic, the love, the connections are amazing. Now to wait for the next instalment. I loved reading Aiden's pov and how it felt to shift, to pick up all his emotions, all his fears, his love for Amelia, his protectiveness for his pack, the dominance in him, the alpha that shines through, loved it all. Seriously, can not wait for the next book. ...more
Cyndel Schafer
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a ARC in exchange for review.
Omg!!! I am so in love with this book. The author has a way of bringing the magic and emotions of the characters to life. I defiantly have a book boyfriend in this series. I am in love with Aiden. Don't forget to go pick up your copy. You wont regret it
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Superb writing, excellent character development and attachment to them. Story line excellent. Book two is as good as book one if not better. Loving this series, on to book three now.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ugh I love this world and these characters!! I'm so ready for the next book!! Like I need it now! ...more
Kirsty Mcewan
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aaahh maze ING!! Can't wait for the next one I really want to know what happens now lol :) ...more
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
(To start off, I would like to say that if I could give this book half-star ratings or a percentage rating it would look better.) Also if there is typos I am sorry!!
Star Rating: 3.5
Percentage: 85%
I was one of the give-away winners held on here, Goodreads, by Stormy Smith and this is my review.

Spoiler-Free (for now)
I really enjoyed the concept of the world in this novel. The world seemed to be really thought out and it was completely whole and thoughts that made up the world. In the first book th
Melissa Hayden
*I purchased this book and audiobook because I so enjoyed the first one!

We are drawn further into the world of Mages here. We learn more of the Mage magics along with the Hunters and their abilities. This story is from the POV's of Aidan and Amelia. Both are in different places in this book. Both are learning different things. Though much of what we learn here solidifies the ideas we had from book one and gives more details of those impressions, along with uncovering additional troubles for Mage
Nada Sobhi
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals, adventure

Note: I received an advanced reader's copy (ARC) of Bound by Spells in exchange for an honest review.

What a blast!

Bound by Spells, the second instalment in the Bound series by Stormy Smith, picks up where the first book, Bound by Duty, left off. The opening chapter is a powerful one with interesting, even slightly scientific but enjoyable, descriptions of Aidan's transformation.

Also narrated from the first person, the second book alternates between Aidan's and Amelia's viewpoints, each being in
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stormy Smith has blown my mind once again!!!

I had the pleasure of ready Bound By Duty (Book #1) and absolutely loved it to pieces! Bound By Spells picks up just where Bound By Duty leaves you heart broken and wanting to scream!

The struggle between the heart and mind is relentless. What lengths would you be willing to go to in order to keep those you cared mose for in this world safe? How would you cope with the reality that you have been lied to your entire life and are just a pawn in a game la
books are love
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a interesting book. Like the first I didn’t really connect well with Amelia. She was not a bad character but just at times distant, other times petulant and very stubborn. She sometimes seemed to think she knew more and was superior to others because she was the keeper.She didn’t realize that people were risking everything to help her especially Micah. Her sometimes indignation and disdain to him over his actions were too much at times. He was going against his mom and that isn’t easy. T ...more
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was better than the last one and when I mean better it'll be difficult to put down the book once you've start reading.

It continues from the ending of Bound by Duty wherein Amelia left with Micah while Aidan is with Betty looking for Cole, in order to save Amelia. Nothing turns out as you least expected. The author will keep you guessing and the secrets that I've been wondering from part one was mind blowing. Although not all of it have been revealed yet.

I'm still not sure how I find Amelia,
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arc
This review was originally posted on my blog, Hiver et Cafe

I received an e-ARC as part of the blog tour and in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way nor was I compensated in any way in exchange for this review.

If y'all haven't read Bound by Duty yet, I sincerely urge you to do it! It was one of my favourite books of last year and it's so super under rated. I want more people to learn about this book and read it and love it too!

Guys. GUYS. Stormy Smith has d
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Stormy Smith is the author of the number one bestselling Bound series. She calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any f ...more

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