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Magic Bound

(The Hybrid Trilogy #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  419 ratings  ·  74 reviews

Dying isn’t the worst thing that could happen at seventeen, right?

Growing up on the streets of New York City, I imagined my death probably about a thousand times. Getting hit by a stray bullet, ticking off an angry drunk, or even stepping off the sidewalk too quickly and getting run over by a yellow cab. But this… this was something I would never have imagined, n

Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published April 30th 2017 by GK DeRosa LLC
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Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.:)

Short review since I'm not feeling well at the moment..
2.5 stars

The beginning felt rushed to me... mental red flags popping up at how fast Aria accepted everything but I was enjoying the story regardless. It picked up after a bit and I was enjoying the world the author created.. and a few spots had me amused :).

Damian... he was okay, I never really warmed up to him fully. Nothing agains
Kelly Clare
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This hit all of the YA urban fantasy nails on the head for me.

Read my full review here:
Angela Sanders
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An awesome beginning to yet another amazing series!

First, I'd like to say I'm a huge fan of the Wilder series. If you haven't read it yet, you should. This book is a spin-off of the series with some of its main characters making appearances throughout.

I was wildly impressed with Aria, her humor, acceptance of a new lifestyle and trying to find the silver lining in everything around her. She's young, with a great head on her shoulders, yet her heart is torn between two men...vampire/ex-vampire..
Deana The  Queen
Aria is a NYC original. Growing up an orphan, Aria trusts no one, especially when she gets a letter telling her she’s been accepted into a college to which she never applied. But when roommate and BFF Ricky suggests they take a roadtrip to check it out, Aria’s all for it.

Things get weirder when they visit and find out that not only has Aria been accepted, but someone has already prepaid her entire two years as well as provided for room and board. All she has to do to start in the fall is show u
G.K. DeRosa
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A fun fast-paced supernatural thrill ride :)
Patrick Hodges
I was intrigued by the premise of this story, which contains witches, fairies, shifters, demonic hunters, and more. So I read it, and boy, what a ride it was.

Aria Negrescu is an orphaned teen trying to eke out a loving as a barista in NYC, when she is informed that she has been accepted at a really nice private school. All of her tuition has been paid in advance, and it sounds like the break she's been looking for.

Of course, this is where she begins to find things out about herself, things she
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
It has been awhile since I found a new YA book that I could embrace. "Magic Bound" is a wonderful installment in that genre that includes all of the mystical creatures that I love. I mean come on, what's a good paranormal book without vamps, weres, fae and witches?

Seventeen year old Aria Negrescu is an orphan who grew up in the New York foster care system. Then after one too many bad experiences she dropped out of high school and moved in with her bff, Ricky. Together they work as baristas at a
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love everything G.K. Derosa writes, but this one was my favorite by far. It has everything - Vampires, Magic, Sass.
Aria is a fantastic character. She hasn't had an easy life. It's been difficult and lonely. The only person she has in her corner is her best friend.
Until she meets the mysterious man at the club.
When things in her life take a crazy turn and she starts to see the impossible manifest itself, he is there. Then she suddenly receives acceptance to a school she never applied to in a
Carrie Torres
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced copy by the author for an honest review. I felt like this book was a thrilling paranormal book. I am a huge paranormal fantasy fan. And I loved the characters of this book. I thought they were all very likable and intriguing. I loved how Aria who was an orphan who embraced the direction her life headed. There is just the right amount of romance and action. I can’t wait to read the next installment
Jennifer Chandler
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced copy of Magic Bound by the author for an honest review.

I honestly love this book! Which really made it hard to put down. I like the storyline, the characters and the character growth and development. Which I do like the fact that you get that from the start and on as the story goes. I really do look forward to seeing how things progress for the characters. I don't really want my review to spoil things for those who have not read this book yet. I really enjoyed reading th
Leslie Sanchez
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was so good. I kinda like when young witches come into their powers without any idea what's happening or how. Of course just being young and thinking she knows it all, there were a few times I wanted to smack Aria in the back of the head and shout "Pay Attention". It wouldn't have done any good, but shouting at my Kindle did make me feel better. I loved her best friend, Ricky. Hands down one of the best friends, ever. No spoilers, but the ending left me chomping at the bit for the next book ...more
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy for an honest review. This book is like Supernatural meets The Vampire Diaries meets The Mortal Instruments. I didn't expect much from this to be honest, but boy, was I surprised. There were times when I wanted to slap Aria for being so forgetful and clueless sometimes but she improved my opinion of her but not wanting to stand in the sidelines while people risked their life for her. I loved Ricky, he's the best friend everyone wants to have, loyal and amazing. Damian had ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Not bad, but a little predictable.

I liked this quite a bit, but the characters were a bit boring and kept to their stereotypes. The plot was an interesting one, and I’m hoping that it picks up in book 2
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Magic Bound by GK DeRosa is the first book in The Hybrid Trilogy and a spin-off of Wilder: The Guardian series. Aria Negrescu has finally gotten her life in order: she's living with her best friend, Ricky, she has a job, and everything seems ordinary. Then on the night of her birthday, she meets a mysterious stranger named Damian. Since then she's shot fire from her hands, demons are trying to kill her, she's accepted into a college in Oak Bluffs that she never applied for, and she's pretty sure ...more
Aimee Ann
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magic Bound is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy supernatural adventure that will follow a female protagonist as she discovers that she has supernatural abilities all while being thrust into a world that is beyond her wildest imagination. The story is an entertaining one that will enthrall, captivate and excite its readers from the very start and this is thanks to the well-accomplished author, G.K. DeRosa. Already I have to recommend Magic Bound to readers that love YA as well as supernatural ...more
Michelle VanDaley
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magic Bound lays the groundwork to the Hybrid. This fast paced action packed story has great in depth characters and on point world building. Aria is a fantastic although frustrating lead in that she is strong and resilient but totally stubborn. I look forward to reading more in the series and from this author
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You all know by now that I love witchy books!
I am on a witch hunt :P ( books obviously)
When I bought this book I didn't expect to be so paranormal?
It was a good surprise it started slowly and then as it went you were just sucked in the story!
I mean it had vampires, werewolves, werebears, witches fairies whats, not to like?

It had all kind of supernaturals in it! I loved the story and the characters although some of them were a little predictable. If you like those sort of stuff I would totally s
Desirea Herrera
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Characters. Cliffhanger Ending

The ending was a little surprising but it was definitely a cliffhanger. I'll have to go find the next book in the series because now I need the next book.
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Vampires and magic

Excellent fast-paced read with plenty of action and romance with lots of supernatural characters that have you either rooting for them or wishing for their death
Deb Le
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'd already read the first book in the Wilder series when I started this one. I absolutely love this series! It's fast paced, extremely well written. The world created is credible, the character building work even more so. This book represents a huge amount of work; created almost flawlessly. I culdn't put it down. Fanrtastic work from DeRosa. ...more
Joey Paul
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! From the first page I was wanting to know more about Aria. Her voice leapt from the page and pulled me into her story. Starting with her sudden surprise of a college acceptance to a fully paid for ride, and an apartment to go with it, what could be the catch? Because of course there is one and now Aria is thrown into the world of supernatural beings and having to accept a whole new backstory about her entire life. It was amazingly written and Aria was completely down to earth. ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Magic Bound is the first book of The Hybrid Trilogy and features some characters from the Wilder series. In this story, Aria is working on getting her GED, has a job as a barista, and a dead-end boyfriend that borders on the abusive. One night, she meets Damian but tells him straight up that she is with someone. In an unknown turn of events, she is accepted into a college that she can't even remember applying for. And then it turns out that it is too good to turn down as she has somewhere to liv ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars for me...I felt it was kinda all over the place at you find out you're enrolled and accepted into college but never applied and don't really question it much? that was just odd. it was an interesting read though. I def saw some comparisons to the vampire diaries in there a tad. I'll read the next one though for sure! ...more
Joanne Hampton
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The magic of words keeps you on the edge of you seat. Aria was just a normal girl, so she thought. Aria found out she's a witch and the problems arise. With her friends, is vampire, shifters and humans, she goes on the quest to find out about herself and why a giant monster is trying to kill her. Loved reading this kind of book. Good material. I received a complimentary copy of this book. ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome book and the start of a series by the author. I loved the lead female character.

I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book. This is book 1 of the Hybrid Trilogy by the author. I can't wait to read book 2.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of Magic Bound. Magic Bound is the first book in the Hybrid Trilogy. This book just had it all. I just absolutely fell in love with this story and its characters. I just can’t wait to see what happens next with this series.
Is it just me or does the girl on the cover look like she could be the doppelgänger of Liv Moore from iZombie!?
Sheila Ryals
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

I'm not sure I , like t he main character in this series. A tad bit to rash and bull headed. I like a tough female now and then. But I also I keep when they use their brains more. The storyline though I do like.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

This is the first novel I have read by G.K. DeRosa. I am impressed with her ability to pull the reader into the story.

Magic Bound is a fantasy young adult novel. It is well written with interesting and likeable characters. The story has a wide variety of paranormals and most of them work together to keep the bad at bay. There were too many "hot" guys for my taste but then I am not a young adult girl and I can see that they would be swooni
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G.K. De Rosa has been an avid reader from a very young age. In fact, before she could even read, she tried fooling everyone into thinking that she could. At the precocious age of two, while living in Italy, she had memorized an entire children’s book in Italian and expertly turned the pages at the exact right moments of the story. As she grew up, she always enjoyed literature, no doubt having been ...more

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