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Things That Should Stay Buried

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  270 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…

The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.

Larken is a natural born spri
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published August 28th 2020 by Indy Pub (first published July 31st 2020)
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Candace Robinson
Loved this one! The concept was so original and awesome! Aries stole my heart with his horns and his protectiveness. The story was addicting and I couldn’t put it down. I really liked Larken too! She was easy to relate with especially when her world had been completely turned upside down!
Olivia Wildenstein
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
”You barely know me.”
He smiled. “I am learning you every second.”

Be still, my heart.

You’re in for such an imaginative tale of love, magic, and cruel but beautiful zodia.

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This is my first book from this author and oh boy!!! I had such an absolute blast reading this book.

This is the kind of fantasy I love to read. This  was such an amazing blend of fantasy, mythology, adventure and romance.

The Zodia are here and they unlike anything you have read before!

I devoured the book in a day. I loved Larken, such a great heroine. Kestrel was one of my favorite characters in the book. But the one I truly loved was Aries!!!

You need this book in your life. It was fast paced, s
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Casey L Bond really knocked it out of the park with Things That Should Stay Buried. I don't know where she comes up with this stuff but her world building is phenomenal. I have never read a story such as this and it's completely epic. So unique and I have never read or seen anything out there like this before. I love how she incorporates the zodiac signs and the romance, you can't help but to fall for these characters. This is by far my favorite book by Casey L Bond. It's going to be really ...more
Michelle Fritz PA
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! This book will take you hostage and you won't want to be let go! Aries is all kinds of hot, rocking his hyped up protective vibes and Larken is all shades of fabulous! Watching these two gravitate towards each other pulled upon my heartstrings. I knew that they were meant to be together and there must have been something extra about our girl! Kres was ah-mazing! I loved his devotion and how perfect he just fit! The whole plot was utterly genius and so very unique! T ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

It’s been awhile since a book has pulled me and made me want to dedicate my time to reading. I haven’t read a book where the Zodiac were actual embodiments of people. Mythical people with horns and such but you get my drift. I was pulled in from the first word typed on the page and from there I was on a magical ride. Cheering for Larken and Aries and their family and friends.

Larken is your typical teenage girl who runs track and looks forward to senior prom with her high school boy
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star
I am so suprised of how much i did enjoy this book and i couldn't put it down. The instant i picked up the book i fell through it and i love how fast pace and fairly tale_ish like it was.
Not gonna lie but when i first read the summery of this book and i learned it's about zodia i started falling in love and now it's easily one of those books i would recommemd to anyone.

Such a cute characters. I loved how protective the two male mcs were and i like how larken's character development were
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing isn’t the most eloquent but the story is captivating and I did enjoy this book. It’s a quick enough read and it’s a good distraction for when your mind needs a small break. And I’ve needed plenty.

Reasons to read it: zodiac signs come to life, Cinderella castle repurposed, and all the magic and things in between. There’s a lesson/reminder to keep going even if you think you can’t in this book, but I’m quite tired and I wish I had the spoons to unpack it for this review. The same can
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a clever story that imagines the zodiac signs as ruling god-like creatures over those born under their sign. It's a brilliant idea! However, this book read like it was grammatically edited very well but still needed beta-readers with a critical eye to point out the plot holes and clunky parts that are easy for an author to miss.

This reads like Twilight fanfic: an underage girl with an average personality falls in insta-love with a powerful, nonhuman being who then feels and acts extreme
V. Romas Burton
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read from Casey L. Bond and I loved it! I was enraptured by the creativity and I absolutely adored the characters. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Bond's books in the future. ...more
Gracie Bustillos
Out of the park

Wow. I will never see the zodiac the same any more. I will remember this book every time I see the zodiacs. Casey brought the Zodiac’s to life and did an amazing job. Stars will forever be changed for me. This book is phenomenal and it is a MUST READ BOOK.
Alyssa Stockwell
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not the same old fantasy story.

At first I was a little frustrated because it felt like all of the people in Aries’s lands were unrealistically adaptable to the new world. Casey did end up addressing that there was unrest and I imagine there was a lot more going on that she just didn’t talk about because her story wasn’t about the masses. I ended up really enjoying the book. Casey did a great job of connecting the readers with several of the characters and showing us what this new world is like.
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Very interesting concept and plot. I think I would have enjoyed more world-building for Aries portion of the land and how the world was now divided into 12 portions. I was having a hard time imagining it. I did love that the zodiac characters were real and put to sleep by Aries because some of them are absolutely awful. I also couldn't wait to read the description of each Zodia, especially my own (Cancer), because they were so unique. The end was very good, predictable, but I still enjo
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This whole book just felt like a Wattpad fanfic to me. The plot and the characters had so much potential that it HURT to see it wasted within this writing style.

One thing that pained me the most was the lack of proper descriptions for the Zodia. For example, with Gemini, the author only describes that she has 2 heads. Nothing else. With other members of the Zodia, she only describes features that stand out. Nothing else. Honestly, I felt like if she had described them a bit more they would have
Amy Aislin
Nov 04, 2020 added it
Shelves: ya, dnf
This started out really strong and I was super into it...until I wasn't. The middle was a complete drag, nothing happened for 200 pages, and the plot seemed to meander in seemingly pointless directions. I lost interest about 100 pages from the end and just gave up. I think the author has lots of potential and I'd be open to reading something else by them, but this one didn't do it for me. The romantic relationship felt super forced and I didn't buy it a lot. It also kind of gave me creeper vibes ...more
Breanna  Martinez
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I could not finish this book, the romance is forced and annoying.. The whole concept doesn’t make sense.
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thirteen is now twelve. Awakened from a deep slumber that had lasted for thousands of eons, filled with anger at the one who had caused it. Ready to take back the Earth, and its people, they once ruled. The immortals are too powerful on which to wage war. Life as we knew it, gone forever, but humankind will not go peacefully into the night. Something happened during those long years the immortals slept; humans were no longer so easily controlled.

Aries once believed that he and the others were
Keren Hughes
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been looking forward to this book since I heard it was being released. I loved the premise of the Zodia being real. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it blew away every expectation I had and then some.
What can I say to do this book justice, yet not spoil it for others? Well, I guess we’ll see...

Larken was living the normal life of a 17 year old girl; looking forward to prom, finishing school, going off to college. She was planning a future that all people her age plan.

Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
As above, so below
Trouble a star, watch it explode.
The harbinger sours
the earth is bowed,
There is chaos in the heavens. there is chaos on the soil. -Things That Should Stay Buried by Casey L. Bond

WOW, what an amazing story this was and by far my absolute favorite!!

The characters were phenomenal!! Getting to know Larken and her brother Kes was quite the wild ride!! There were amazing characters that I absolutely fell in love with. OMG and the feelers between Larken and Aries were HAWT!!! I felt a
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(11/01/2020) 4.75 stars.

I honestly could’ve finished this book in one sitting if I wasn’t being a responsible adult and going to sleep at a “decent” time last night. 😂 This was such a fun read! Fast paced, action-packed and swoon worthy, Things That Should Stay Buried is an awesome story about a girl named Larken whose life gets turned upside down when the Zodia reawaken!

I’m surprised I enjoyed the romance considering it’s an insta/love situation. But you know what? To hell with it! A little ro
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
When the world as we know it ends, Larken finds herself in the fight for her life surrounded by the unlikeliest of allies . . . including a brother who is not hers by blood and a celestial being unburied after a long forgotten slumber.

I don’t want to give anything away, and I can’t even imagine trying to sum up this plot without spoiling it, other than to say it’s like nothing I have ever read before. It’s incredibly unique and the characters have amazing depth dragging the reader into the story
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars is my rating.

I was excited to read this book. We see a lot of books and shows about Greek gods, but we rarely see the Zodia. I must admit I was a bit let down by the overall plot. It started off interesting, but about halfway through, it started to drag on.

The author did well with the world-building and the backstory. I thought she described most of the Zodia well and liked the mixtute of male and female zodia. This one is a stand-alone, but I would definitely give another work of her
Tiffany (Second Hand Pages)
Excuse me while I write this whilst dealing with the effects for sobbing for 15 pages! The ending of this book was well worth the build up.

This was my FIRST Bond book but it will not be my last. Things That Should Stay Buried is a well paced, emotion causing, deliciously written story about a girl who falls in love with Aries, the Zodiac. While I entirely guessed the main twist, there were several small ones that I did not see coming and OH. MY. GOD. My heart is still recovering. I finished thi
Desert Ink Drinker
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m no stranger to Casey L. Bond’s work, so I was very excited to read 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥. The premise of the story drew me in immediately, especially since it’s a 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 retelling with an original twist.

This story sucked me in from the first page and didn’t let go. It’s a fast-paced, magical read that made me think about how I’d react if the world as we know it went through a mythological upheaval where people would be ruled by their star signs.

The worldbuilding
Tammy Hall
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Things That Should Stay Buried won my heart. This story is amazing. It is a beautiful wild ride that had me hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't put it down and in the end it left me begging for more. The Zodia are so well written it was like watching them come to life before my very eyes. I had a crush on Aries what a gorgeous creature. My favorite in this story was Larken. She was not to be messed with. Larken was alluring and focused. She knew what she wanted and let nothing stand in h ...more
Emily Goodman
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Casey Bond creates a uniquely original tale with Things That Should Stay Buried.
Set at the end of the world, Bond tells the story of an 18yro girl finally discovering the truth of what happened to her twin brother long ago.

Kes, her brother and best friend, is something unique. Larken had never quite figured out what he is. She just accepts him for the loving, kind brother he is. That's until the return of the Zodia.

The Zodia are bizarre to say the least. But once you get into Bond's unique ta
Mia DuPuis
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for a review. I really enjoyed it, Larken, Aries, and Kes were great characters. I was so surprised about when the truth came out, it blew my mind. Spoiler, the ending was amazing, it had me grinning the whole time. I loved how everything played out. Each page was interesting and so were the Zodia, their appearance was very detailed and so unexpected. I loved the dresses Larken wore and the makeup. Casey L Bond should go into dress designs because they were so beautiful, ju ...more
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was my first by this author and I was very much impressed. She took the modern world setting and built it up into a whole different world in such a masterful way. The characters were extremely well written. I found myself wanting to hang out with Larken, Kes and even Aries, although I would probably spend most of the time staring at him in awe. The chemistry between Larken and Aries held me spellbound. You could feel the tension between those two. I loved how Larken grew stronger as a ...more
Carol 27
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is an intriguing tale with a unique premise – the Zodia (The twelve constellations personified) have awoken after a thousand years of slumber to reclaim their kingdoms on Earth. As each Zodia gathers those people born under their star sign, everything is thrown into chaos as families are torn apart with no chance of reuniting.

I enjoyed the depiction of how people’s lives were different in the aftermath of the collection, and Larkin’s in particular, as she finds herself magically bonded to
Such a fantastic read! Casey L Bond has done it again. Imagine waking up one day and everyone you know has disappeared, only to find out they haven't actually just disappeared but that they've been designated to 12 separate areas ruled by the Zodia whose sign they were born under. Your parents may each be under a new rule, your siblings, your friends, and you're now partitioned off with a bunch of strangers, learning to survive in this new world while grieving those you may never see again. The ...more
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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