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Honor Bound

(The Honors #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,327 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to ...more
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Published February 19th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Natalie Ditto this! We need an audiobook version of Honor Bound ASAP!
Allison L Rachel Caine's website says it's part of a trilogy. Based on the release dates of the first two books, I'm guessing the third won't be out until Feb. …moreRachel Caine's website says it's part of a trilogy. Based on the release dates of the first two books, I'm guessing the third won't be out until Feb. 2020. It's a hard wait.,(less)

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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Buddy read with friends at For Love Of A Book 💕

I love this series so much!!

This was so freaking good!! That ending though!! I need the next book and I’m nervous for them all!

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
5 “favorite series” stars!


They did it again! Won my heart and made me swoon and fear and cheer and ….


This book was one of my most awaited for 2019. I read Honor Among Thieves after having read fantastic reviews by Shanah, Raven and Dani.

I didn’t know what to expect as I am (or rather was) not a scifi or space adventure fan.

I ended being swept off my feet by that book. It was totally unique, unexpected, emotional, right …well you get it I just loved it.


Honor Bound landed in my mailbox on F
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5-4


Honor Bound is the second installment in co-authors Rachel Caine & Anne Aguirre's The Honors series. This book picks up right where Honor Among Thieves left off. After their dangerous encounter with the Phage, a terrifying alien race capable of devouring their beloved Leviathan which are sentient beings, Zara Cole, Beatrix Teixeira, Leviathan Nadim, along with Leviathan Typhon, Starcurrent, Yusuf, Marko, and Chao Xing (C
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

Honor Bound was a pretty good book. I will admit that at the beginning I was a bit bored with what was going on. Thankfully, it got better.

Now we are still with the same characters from the first book. Yet, Zara and the gang are still wandering into trouble. I absolutely love her and Nadim. Especially when they were both trying to figure out a solution to the same problem. Even if they viewed it differently these two worked really well together.

This book did always deliver some good twis
I hope Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine write something together forever because this is so much fun to see the spectacular weaving of both of their abilities to make such a masterful story. I am coming off of the book-high and knowing that I having to wait until January of next year when it gave me somewhat of a serious cliffhanger ending eek!. Given the way things played out, I think that there are high hopes for this series to continue on past a trilogy, especially when both authors tend to write ...more
Chelsies Reading Escape
A Trillion Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 No I Give This Series All The Stars in The Universe 😍 I havent even finished the second book yet and I know Ive found my all time favorite series and I want everyone to read it while at the same time not wanting anyone to get 10 feet from it because its all mine. Lol 😆 Ive never felt this way before.

Since I write over half a dozen ARC reviews every month I rarely review books I picked up on my own, but I just love this series so much I needed to gush about it. The style of
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After reading Honor Among Thieves I knew I had to read Honor Bound. I totally fell for Nadim, the living ship, and wanted to learn more about his fight with the enemies of his kind. When my writing partner decided to jump into the sequel I decided i should just go for it too and I managed to squeeze it into my reading schedule!! I was really excited...

Understand that since this is a sequel I will lightly mention details that you learn a
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

In the amazing sequel of the phenomenal writing duo, Zara Cole, Bea, and their living spaceship/space whale Nadim will embark on a journey full of mysteries, adventure, and unstoppable action.

After the ending of the first book Honor Bound begins with Zara, Bea Nadim and the fellow Elder Typhon traveling to the Sliver where they hope to help their ships and also escape the Phage. A space-station full of aliens, different cultures, countless of different
An excellent follow-up to the first book. More is revealed about the Honors universe and it’s a dark and twisty place. Perfect for an adventure for a girl from the mean streets of Earth, like Zara Cole. I am glad that there will be a third volume, as this is a great fantasy world and it would be a shame not to explore it fully. Keep on writing, Ms. Caine and Ms. Aguirre!

I would maybe rate it at 4.25 or 4.33 stars, when I gave the first book the full 5 star treatment. Some of this is undoubtedly
Jaye Berry
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, 2019, ya, space
Rachel and Ann be like when writing this book:

This series is SO underrated but so good, it's a shame.

Honor Bound takes place not that long after the first book, Honor Among Thieves. Zara, her crew, and the rest of the newly teamed up fleet are in need of repairs and upgrades before heading into battle against the hungry swarm that hunt Leviathan. As they end up on an outlaw run outpost called the Silver, they come across all different types of aliens and have to make a deal with the boss of the
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
4 stars!!! AHHHHHHHHH! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... I FLOVE these books and characters!!! I’ve become so invested in these characters that I just can’t get enough!!! Seriously GREAT Sci-fi!!

The story picks up right where we were left in the first book. Zara, Nadim and the rest of the crew have a rough road,... er,... space ahead of them as they try to tackle issues that they found themselves in from Honor Among Thieves. But that’s not all! There’s more twists and turns that kept
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Barely escaping a Phage attack, Zara and the other Honors must find a place for the Leviathan to heal. They end up at an outpost called the Sliver, run by crimelord, Bacia. In order to pay for the repairs to Nadim and Typhon, the crewmates find some interesting ways to make money. They attract the notice of Bacia himself who has a bigger job for them that would allow the crew to buy upgrades that will protect the Leviathan from future Phage attacks; however, the job may prove that there are some ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, scifi, lgbtq, best-of-2019
This book is criminally under-read.

After the explosive revelations at the end of Honor Among Thieves, Honor Bound picks up the frantic pace. Zara, Nadim and crew head to Sliver to recover and refuel before continuing to figure out what to do about the Phage. Things there get...complicated, especially when they get involved with Bacia.

The book is just everything I wanted. Diversity. Aliens that aren't just hot space elves. Complex relationships and I think it's (view spoiler)
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aaaaaah this was such a strong follow up and excellent middle book that actually had it's own story as well as setting up the finale.

I loved how it involved more of the characters, brought in new ones, and formed new bonds between them all. It also expanded the worlds so much, exploring more of space and new civilisations.

I particularly loved the Sliver. There was so much accessible detail, from the currency to the bars, to the descriptions of different aliens. The fights in the pit were some
Gemma ♕ antari.and.the.books
This was everything. I loved book one but I think this was even better! I adore the characters and the bonds/friendships/relationships that are coming together. I enjoy the writing and the sass, I am here for the weird and wonderful, and I CANNOT wait for book three.
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
4.5 stars!
This was a great read! It picked up right after the first book and I was engaged from the beginning. I love the characters, especially Zara and Nadim and their bond. It's such an interesting idea and The Sliver planet was so much fun to experience. In this book we got to see different aliens and their characteristics, especially the Phage. There's so much going on and when the Honors bind with the Levithan and become one, they're so powerful and I wonder what that would be like.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, romance, sci-fi, ya, lqbtq
Honor Bound started off a little slow for me but it really picks up when Zara and company start making money to help Nadim and Typhoon. Zara and C-X have to fight gladiator style to make money and end up attracting the attention of Bacia, the main baddy of the satellite station they are at. He sends them to get something from what the gang find out is a gravesite. Once they think they are on their way out, Bacia like the dummy they are, awake/lose the god-king.

First thing first, ZADIM and Bea!!!
Jun 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
Super excited for this! Zadim all the way!!
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So freaking good. I need the next book.
Well the stakes just went up big time in this one. Zara, Beatriz, and Nadim barely escaped their first encounter with the phage. Now Nadim and Typhon are both injured and the only spot near enough to get them some help is a space station with a not so honest reputation. But it's their only hope.

I enjoyed this one a lot. There was a lot more really great world building and some wonderful new characters. Of course Sliver is just as bad as it's disreputable reputation would expect and everyone find
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
so different
but i absolutely loved it

I am so confused and mixed on this series. There are some things that I just can't, nope, ugh, why?? Does it have its good parts? Yes, but the parts that I don't like are so glaring that they kind of take over, and it's all I can think about when I think about this series.
Now, you might be asking, if you don't like this series, then why did you read the sequel? Was it just to hate on it? But that's the thing, I don't hate it. I really like the sci-fi aspects to it. Honor Bound had a lot of fun,
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have no idea where to even begin, so confused am I by what I've just read. I haven't finished the whole book yet, but I have some very strong opinions about what I've read so far that a review really couldn't wait.

Let's try starting with the pronouns. I understand that pronouns are important to many people, and that directly using incorrect pronouns is disrespectful. However, Zara and her crew are constantly thinking of pronouns for each new species they meet even before they meet it, acting a
Shanna Matheo
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whoah... what a roller coaster ride! The sayings "No rest for the wicked." and "No good deed goes unpunished." come to mind. There was no reprieve, no rest, no peace for Zara and her not-so-merry band.

This book felt longer than the first and to be honest, it really tested my patience and how much adrenaline my body could take at the end. I mean... Can we catch a break?
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
So weird but not entirely unpleasant. Some major scene skipping and seemed to try too hard in places but overall a quick, easy read. Might as well finish the series at this point.
Laz the Sailor
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pricey, scifi
The story continues with a few interesting twists and developments. The writing remains solid with interesting characters, but this one didn't hit me as strongly as the first. Maybe because it's no longer unique?

Book 3 is not optional, so off I go to read it.
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars!
Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: dreamy Addictions

This book was one of my anticipated sequels of 2019! Last year, I loved Honor Among Thieves, the first book in this unique YA sci-fi series. So, I jumped into this book as soon as I got my hands on it. After finishing it, I was kinda left with mixed feelings. It was a good sequel but sadly I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found the first half of the book pretty slow but I did loved the second half. The
V Myers
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What happened??!!!

This is the 2nd book in the series and it doesn't read like it was even written by the same authors as the 1st. I really enjoyed the first book but this one is jam packed with sass to the point of annoying. Suddenly I feel like every current PC hot button is being shoved in my face - gender and race diversity is great but I don't need repeated play by plays of hair washing and slang to figure out that Zara is not Caucasian. I get it - I am a minority and it's nice to have more
I binged this whole book and I cannot wait to do the same thing to Honor Lost!

Honors Zara and Beatriz are the first to learn the truth about The Journey without completing their Tour. The Leviathans are being hunted by an alien being called The Phage. After rescuing the Elder Typhon and barely surviving a Phage attack themselves, Zara and the other Honors are in desperate need of help. The closest place where they may be able to find it is The Sliver, an alien outpost that caters to the whims of
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
3,75 stars

I enjoyed this sequel to "Honor Among Thieves" quite a lot, especially the relationships between the characters and the originality of the world. However, I think it was a bit too long and some of the parts could've been edited out. I'm still very excited about the next book though!
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