Thursday, April 26, 2012

Soulbound by Heather Brewer

Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1)
Publisher: Dial
Pages: 393
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Team: Darius...for the moment ;)
Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to each other: Barrons fight and Healers cure their Barrons' wounds in the ongoing war with the evil Graplar King. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. In Tril, and at Shadow Academy, where she is sent to learn to heal, it is against Protocol for Healers to fight. So Kaya must learn in secret. Enter two young men: One charming, rule-following Barron who becomes Bound to Kaya and whose life she must protect at all costs. And one with a mysterious past who seems bent on making Kaya's life as difficult as possible. Kaya asks both to train her, but only one will, and the consequences will change their lives forever.~Goodreads
Katanas are officially my new favorite weapon. They are seriously so badass in this book!

Legacy of Tril starts off with the main character, Kaya, and her best friend, Avery heading to the town’s Harvest Festival. While they are there a Graplar, a horrible beast that attacks citizens around Tril, kills some one close to Kaya and this leads to her desire to learn how to fight, to protect herself and those she loves. 

Kaya is forced to attend the training academy and learn everything about what it means to be a Healer. There, she meets her guard Maddox, who pretty much accompanies her at all times. And Maddox was an absolute treat! She was feisty and bitchy and totally awesome. She‘s tough to the core so when we get a glimpse of her vulnerable side it’s pretty moving. I loved how she opened up to Kaya and became a really good friend to her. She didn’t keep Kaya at a distance like she did in the past with other Healers. I want more of her in book 2!

Kaya also meets her Barron, Trayton, at the academy. And although I was swooning hardcore over him at first...by the end of the book, I was rooting for someone else!

Darius. You silver-haired warrior with anger management issues, I heart you. He’s EXtremely mysterious, cross, strong both physically and mentally and he’s basically just incredible. Darius was this huge enigma, this unreachable boy that was so shut off from everyone that I thought I’d never learn anything about him.  But Kaya finds out what he’s been put through and that he's hidden a huge secret the entire time he’s been at the academy, which can’t be easy. The more I got to know Darius the more my feelings for Trayton lessened. Even though Kaya spends more time with Trayton I felt like I barely knew him. He was perfect and handsome and kissable, which are all great qualities, but I needed more of a back-story. 

With a twist I saw coming from the start (OH GOD! THE TWIST!! HELL YEAH!! I’m really curious to see how the characters are going to deal with this little fun fact!) that leads into a cliffhanger ending, I want book two nowz. I also want more Katanas, more Graplars and more Darius! :)

If you like bloody fights with giant beasts, kick-ass characters and a dash of romance...then this book is definitely for you!

(also, the next book is titled Soulbroken which scares the EFF out of me! WAAH!)

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