Bound by Susanne Valenti :- Book Review

Book – Bound (Cage of lies series – book 4)
Author – Susanne Valenti
Number of pages – ebook, 275
Published – 17th March, 2016
Price – ₹235/-

About the Book -:

Locked in the darkness all hope should be lost but Maya has never felt so alive. She will have to fight for her survival even harder than before but she’s never had so much to live for. Everything has changed again and there are many obstacles in her way but she can’t give up now. Fate keeps conspiring against her but she is determined to get back to the city which owes her so much. They took her family, her home and the truth from her and she won’t stop until she’s paid them back.

My Review -:

Like the other three books in the series, this book is also full of action and adventure. This is not a standalone book, if you want to read it, then first read the previous books in the series. Believe me, if you like reading adventure books, it will not disappoint you and you will just fall for all the books.

I felt happy reading this book because Maya and Coal are together here. Maya is as strong and brave as ever and also it was good to see that she was clear about her emotional feelings for Coal and Taylor. I always felt that Taylor should be with someone and it was good to see that there was some initial spark between Taylor and Alicia. I hope there is some chemistry between them in the next series.

Their encounter with the creepers was quite adventurous but there was one thing which I didn’t like. I always had a feeling that there was some secret behind the creeper king and that he might have been a human in the disguise of a creeper. But nothing much was written about him. Now I am eagerly waiting for the last book, so all things get sorted and Maya could unite with her parents.

My Rating -: 4/5

My Verdict -:

If you are an adventure loving person, then just grab the book but first read the previous three books.

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Other books in the series -:

Chained book review (Book 1 in series)
Linked book review (Book 2 in series)
Broken book review (Book 3 in series)

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Linked by Susanne Valenti: Book Review

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Book: Linked
Author: Susanne Valenti
Published: October 2015
Number of pages: EBook, 242

About the book:

In a world she never knew existed, Maya is coming to terms with how much her life has changed. Danger lurks around every corner, nothing is as she expects and she’s never felt so alive. But the choices she makes could change everything and jeopardise the things she cherishes most. There is so much to learn and so much to love but her heart is pulling her back. The Guardians are hiding in the shadow cast by their Wall, concealing the truth from the people inside. It’s a shadow that darkens her happiness and she can’t stop fighting until the truth comes to light. It would be easier to walk away but Maya has never run from anything and she’s not about to start now.

My Review:

Maya, Laurie and Taylor undergo rigorous training under Hunter and it was commendable seeing them adapting so well in the real outside world. Maya always proves her worth in almost every difficult situation. I really admire Maya as a strong and confident person. And her romance and chemistry with Coal is just enviable. But Taylor proves to be a roadblock in all their romantic encounters, which was a bit frustrating for me. I wish, Taylor finds his true love in the next series.

The first book ‘Chained’ kept me hooked to it and the second in the series ‘Linked’, had a hypnotizing effect on me. It made me love Maya, Coal and Alicia, even more. But the last few pages made me cry and when I read it the second time, I cried again. It was a devastating end and now I am hoping that something good will come in the next series. A book written in a simple way, which is full of adventures, twists and turns, and it will never let you feel bored even a little.

I loved this book and I am hoping that all the other books in the series are also similarly enjoyable. Hats off to the author, you have reignited the reading passion in me.

My Rating: 4.5/5

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My Verdict:

If you like reading adventure books, then just go for this book. Read my review of the first book ‘Chained’.

Chained by Susanne Valenti: Book Review


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Book: Chained
Author: Susanne Valenti
Published: October 2015
Number of pages: EBook, 256

About the book:

Terrified of the contamination and the creatures it has created, humanity hides behind The Wall. No one knows what lies beyond the wasteland. Maya has never thought much about what might still be out there, lurking in the forgotten places. But when she’s thrust into the unknown, she is forced to Continue reading

The first life of Vikram Roy by Laxmi Hariharan

About the book

His family is being held to ransom by a deadly mastermind.

Vikram never should have left his family, but when Vikram’s father brings his half-brother Vishal home, life will never be the same. Vikram thinks things will be better now that he’s gone. He’s met the love of his life, his future looks bright and then everything is shattered. Now, his family’s life is hanging in the balance, and only Vikram can do what needs to be done to save them. From the bestselling dystopian fiction author with over 200 reviews and ratings of her dystopia books across Goodreads, Amazon and other retailers.

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An excerpt from the book

Clad uniformly in jeans, hoodies and baseball hats, the boys look pretty slick. Tenzin wears a brand new Lacquer jersey, another gift among the many he receives from home on a weekly basis. Me—I like my faded old leather bomber jacket. My concession to fitting in with the boys is my very own pair of Wu-Tang jeans. There’s just something badass about them. It’s a brand I am going to stick to, especially in the more trying times of my life ahead.

Not that you’d know it that day, as the five of us swagger up the strip in the town centre. It’s August, just a few months into the start of the school year. The sun is just beginning its descent, and the shop lights twinkle on, one by one. We perch at the gang’s customary spot. It’s a bench at the edge of the mall. If you look down you can see the rest of the town spread out one way. Look the other direction and the entire mall spreads out before you. More importantly, you can see every single girl who walks by. It also gives them a clear view to check us out.

“So remember, stay cool. Don’t give these girls the time of the day,” Tenzin lectures as I take in the scene. “Especially this girl, Miriam—Mirri—boy, I so want to get into her pants. But, you know, got to act all casual around them. Let them come to you, know what I mean?”

“The Italians call this passeggiata,” I say to Tenzin, as I stand next to him at the bench.

The others sprawl in various poses, meant to convey casual disregard of their surroundings. All of them have a lit cigarette that they puff at. Tenzin offers me one, which I refuse. “What the fuck is passe … passage … dude?”

“It’s an Italian tradition,” I say. “A gentle stroll in the evening through the town centre—for which you are meant to dress up, of course—and then you walk through the piazza, to see and be seen.”

“Yeah, whatever, man.” Tenzin puffs away on his cigarette, coughing a little. “You going to Italy or something?”

“Nope, Oxford probably. It’s just … this reminds me of a passeggiata, Indian-style.”

“Dude,” he taps me on my forehead, “all that Continue reading