Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Bound To The Moon

Title: Bound to the Moon
Author: Kristy Centeno
Release Date: February 14th, 2015
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Rating: 3 cows

Goodreads Description:
For me…
....immortality is a curse....release is an impossibility...and love is the one thing I cannot have.
Forbidden or not, I am determined to save my only ray of hope, regardless of what it'll cost me.
The moment I met Marjorie I knew she was the one thing I couldn’t have, but that didn’t stop us from bonding. The problem is I’m as much of a threat to her as the alpha hunting her down.
Now that I’m fighting against the clock to save her from an invading pack, I realize the only way to protect her from danger—including myself—is by letting her go. But will my sacrifice be in vain? Can I let her go knowing she’s the only one that can save me?

The second I closed the book Secrets of the Moon by Kristy Centeno after finishing reading it, I knew I needed the next book in the saga. And ASAP. I was absolutely hooked, and although I can honestly say that I get that way with most series I read, this was an extreme case.  I immediately went onto Goodreads to see when the next book would be released. Luckily, its release date was right around the corner and Kristy was kind enough to send me an ARC of the next book to start reading.
            Needless to say, I started Bound to the Moon with much excitement.  I couldn’t wait to see what happened with Marjorie and Kyran, and to find out more about the whole bonding situation that had occurred between Marjorie and the twins.  Unfortunately, I hit a major roadblock in my reading after picking it up.  At first I couldn’t even pinpoint what it was exactly that was causing the start of the book to be so slow for me.  Eventually I got over it, but I think it was due in part to this book in the saga being told from Kyran’s perspective.  After reading Secrets of the Moon from Marjorie’s POV most of the time, I think I just needed to adjust to reading this one from Kyran’s POV.  I’m hoping for readers that haven’t yet picked up this book, that by telling you ahead of time you won’t run into this same problem as me. 
            The only issue I did have with this book is that I felt like the plot was lacking slightly.  Maybe it was just because Marjorie was still in the hospital and there were so many things that happened at the end of the last book that I expected the action to just pick up right where it left off in Secrets of the Moon, but I felt like this book was slow.  There were numerous chapters dedicated just to Kyran’s internal battle alone, and I thought they dragged on.  Yes, I understand he was going through a lot and I did enjoy getting inside his head to see what was really going on with his battle of being a maneater, but I felt like it was overkill.  Had there been just a few chapters less that focused solely on this internal battle he was going through with his maneater side, I would have been content with it.  As this was not the case though, I did get bored with this aspect of the book after a while.
            Other than those few complaints, I did enjoy this book.  It is slightly reminiscent of Twilight (the series overall) but in many ways it is entirely different.  One of my favorite parts of Bound to the Moon is that since it is told from Kyran’s perspective, you get to learn a lot about the pack and how they operate.  It’s a rather complicated system, but essentially each pack has an alpha and family plays a huge role in how the pack operates.  Also in this book you get to see more of Kyran and Alexis’s relationship between one another, and how being twins affects them and their werewolf capabilities.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to hear all of your sibling’s thoughts!  In a way it would be awesome, but at the same time I’m sure it would get annoying after a while!
            Bound to the Moon will definitely pull on your heart strings a bit!  I was torn between Alexis and Kyran in the first book, and who Marjorie should be with, but after reading this book you can’t help but fall in love with Kyran.  Despite his dark nature, he is trying to overcome his instincts and keep Marjorie safe.  Unfortunately given his situation that is proving hard to do for him, and he has to decide in this book whether or not he is ready to give Marjorie up should his maneater side take over him completely.  Not only is he more concerned about Marjorie than his own well-being, but Kyran also realizes that in the process of him bonding with Marjorie, his twin brother has done so as well, and is hurting having to watch Kyran and Marjorie be together.  Knowing that  Kyran is aware of both Alexis’s and Marjorie’s feelings really cemented my decision in rooting for Kyran (team Kyran all the way). 
            As far as I’m concerned, Bound to the Moon is another good book in this series by Kristy Centeno.  Although I think I enjoyed Secrets of the Moon a tad bit more, I will say I did get through this second book in the  saga fairly quickly, and I was still excited for the series to continue by the time I finished this book.  Stay tuned for my review of the third book in this saga, Full Moon, which will be going up next week! 



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