Bound by Erica O’Rourke, Kensington Books (KTeen).
Bound is categorized as a “Teen Novel”, however it’s more than that. If you like Kim Harrison and the like, you’ll probably like this one.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would for a myriad of reasons. It is the third novel in a series, but once again the author makes it so that the knowledge that you need is sprinkled throughout. But the real draw here is the characters.
All poor Mo wants is to live in peace with those that she loves safe and sound. Unfortunately between the mob and the magic that’s calling to her it is not to be. Torn between not only two worlds but also two men, Mo is a heroine in the very best sense of the word.
Because she makes choices. Hard ones. And tries to live by them. Of course, the plot of the novel is when stuff gets in her way and makes life interesting for her. Physically, she might be young, but it is not a young novel.
It’s just a really really good book.
Note: there is sexual content in the book. It’s well done, but… Fair warning and all that. You know. If you have a teenage daughter and she wants to read it.