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Review: Souls Unchained by C.C. Wood


Rhys Carey spent centuries evading the clutches of his twisted brother, unable to trust anyone. He longs for a home and for the love that he could not have while his brother lived. Now that his twin is dead, he's bound with a different set of chains, those of isolation and self-loathing, and they are impossible to escape. 

Savannah Baker is unbearably lonely. Her abilities as an empath have trapped her in a small life, with only a single friend to call her own. She dreams of so much more but holds no hope that she will attain her deepest desires.
When Rhys moves in across the street, the attraction between them blossoms into something more — a love neither of them believed they could have. 

Yet unbeknownst to Rhys, darkness stalks him, waiting for the opportunity to strike. The evil that shadows his every move will use whatever means necessary to ensnare Rhys, even kill the woman he can no longer live without.

Now that these two lost souls have finally found each other, they are in a battle for survival. And for love.

*Though this is the second book in the Blood & Bone series, it can be read as a standalone. Rhys was a secondary character in the Bitten series, so if you enjoy this book and you have not read that series, you should check it out!

I really wanted to love this book and series but the odds don't seem to be in my favor. I've read other books by this author but for some reason I can't connect with this series. With the way this book was setup I was expecting to be blown away but it fell flat for me in certain areas. It was kind of disappointing because I was expecting more. I did like the characters because they were both complex and I felt like they were good fit for each other but their relationship jumped way too fast my liking. One minute they are going to get to know each other then they are in bed together. I would have also liked the author to show us how they got to know each other rather tell us. The story did tend to drag at times in certain areas. By the time it started to pick up the story was pretty much over. I was expecting something more epic and breathtaking while reading and the story ended up being anti climactic.

3 Book Corner Stars 

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