I'm not a space sci-fi reader but I was a Star Trec fan growing up. I enjoyed the story quite a bit, but the cultures and voices were all based on human cultures. If you don't mind the human references put into alien culture and listen for the enjoyment of a story please give it a try. I will be listening to the next one. It is an easy "read" for pure entertainment this summer.
As for the plot:
Kris is a wealthy girl who leaves home to get away from home. She encounters a lot of snubs along the way but rises above everything to show her true character. In the meantime, she earns honor and respect from those around her. So when trouble comes calling who does everyone follow.
Like the other books there is a real sense of identity struggle in this book. It's not a normal struggle that the majority of teenagers go through but those who are transgender. Since I have never stuggled with this it is hard for me to relate except through sympathy. I can only immagine what a stuggle it would be to know yourself one way and find yourself another. And then to have a friend see you as one person and continue to see you as the same person when you are not the same person. Especially when you add romantic feelings to the mix.
All in all, the story was very original in content. I did get tired of hearing the story of the transformation to every individual that was incountered. Maybe it was necessary realistically, but in writing...no.
The ending would have been better if it wasn't stopped after the battle and then given a general overview of the highlights that came after. I would have much prefered to hear about the corination, wedding, etc. and then finished with an overview of the later years. This ending felt like a sprint to the end.
I like the idea behind the story, it was just too wordy.
Pobably not. I don't think her writing style suits me.
She was okay for this story. She has a good british accent but the scottish and welsh accents were not as good as other readers.
No. I couldn't wait for the story to end and sequals are rarely better than the first.
For all the parents out there. This is a safe book for young adults. If you don't mind the idea of a 18 yr old marrying and having children in a time where girls married young. There are no graphic scenes for adolecents.
My biggest problem with the story was that the author took the reader from one place to another for long periods of time. I didn't want my story split between the primary and secondary characters quite so much. It's a given that there will be background on other characters to set the story up, but there was so much that I got bored and half of my attention was on the story, while the other half was doing something else in hopes of get through the scenes until the good parts.
I chose to start with this book in the series because it had the best rating of all in the series. And it did well as an independent read. However, in my openion the book was okay...so the others I won't even attempt, especially if they are rated overall lower than this one. I wish I would have looked at goodreads before purchasing this one. I'm sure any spoilers would have given me the plot (not a whole lot there) without the time and credit wasted.
Time I don't regret. I enjoyed the unique plot.
The scene where the men were summoned to the leader and the proceeding scene. The least interesting was the ending. It seemed rushed, like she saw the ending and threw it together. There was so much potential than what she gave us.
(I don't want to be mean.) Ordinary, nothing special.
Yes, and I don't know. I don't watch a lot of TV/Movies. The books are better.
I wouldn't make the vilian/misunderstood good guy seem so bad. For example, when he tricks and tries to have the tatoo removed. That was just sadistic. It is hard to view him at his worst and then empathize later on when you find out that he dishes out justice to the real bad guys.
I didn't like the manipulation and domination aspect. However, as much as that is not my cup of tea, I know that the author is doing a good job of creating a dominate alpha who is a control freak.
The narrator was good. I've heard worst and I've heard better. Nothing wrong with this narration.
Yes. It was unique. A little slow in some areas but I could keep going through them.
Not really. I didn't really enjoy all the emotional healing/counceling talk. I suppose I couldn't connect with this aspect of the story. I'm sure others can.
Typical HEA and sweet. Nothing that 'WOW'ed me.
The narrator was a 3 star (meaning: I liked the performance, not 4 stars='really liked' or 5 stars='the best I've experienced'). He was decent and did a decent job on the female voices (I've heard worst).
No. It is not original enough.
Spirit Bound is an enjoyable story with sweet talk that any woman would want to hear from her man. I just don't find the story all that original. Give it a try, you might enjoy it. It wasn't totally unworthy of my credit.
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