Review: Shadow Bound by Angel Lawson

Posted March 29, 2013 by Sophia
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Wraith #2
Author: Angel Lawson
Released Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Self Published

After recovering from a horrific fire that took the lives of two people and released her best friend, Evan, to pass from this world to the next, Jane Watts finally has a chance to live a normal life.

If you consider seeing and guiding ghosts normal.

It’s summer and Jane and her friend, Ava, spend the hot, humid days working and hanging at the pool while Jane’s boyfriend, Connor, attends summer school. With the ghosts under control, things are going well until a friend from Connor’s past reconnects with him. Hours later she kills herself. Charlotte’s suicide throws Connor into a tailspin and her ghost latches on to Jane because, as they learned from Evan, ghosts only linger if they need something.

Unfortunately, Charlotte doesn’t need something. She wants something.

In Shadow Bound, Jane struggles with the fact that not every spirit is welcome and not all have good intentions. With Ava’s help, Jane stumbles into a decades-old murder, what her gift really means and how to save Connor from forces intent on destroying them all.

Disclaimer:
I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.
The review is not influenced in any way.

     It’s another one
of those stories with a minor to majorly strange title in which the meanings of
it are figured out with the following ways: a) woven throughout the pages and
only reading will enlighten you, b) it’s in the dictionary and it has a double
meaning, which definitely isn’t the typical definition you generally hear, or
c) you simply never find out why.
     Well, it’s been a
while since the situation with Evan and his family has passed. It’s now summer
vacation and it’s been ghost-free for Jane and Connor for some time. At least
for awhile. It’s not along until another ghost comes along, and it’s worse than
Evan’s situation.
     I like how Shadow
Bound
is a different situation to both Jane and Connor than what they’re
used to. It’s a bit more challenging for them, and we find out more about
Jane’s ability, which is different than what she thought it was. I’m surprised
that Ruth was willing to help and warn Jane later; she seemed too lost to help,
much less warn.
     I’m confused a few
times, especially a bit at the beginning, but overall, I found Shadow Bound
better than Wraith in a way. I am hoping, however, that if there’s
ever a *insert one word spoiler*-sized ghost, both Jane and Connor have better
luck, despite the tedious situation they’ll be in.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Owls


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2 responses to “Review: Shadow Bound by Angel Lawson

  1. I'm glad you liked the book, especially since its from a series, its not common that authors are able to uphold the hype in their sequel. I have never heard of this series but might want to explore it 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend!:)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

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    • Nope, it definitely isn't. Most of the time I tend to like the very first book or the last book when it comes to a series :3
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂