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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Bound: A Magnus Blackwell Novel (Book 2) by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor is described as supernatural, and that is apt; it’s dark and engrossing, a powerful story that features ghosts and voodoo. New Orleans is in the grip of evil, with an epidemic that causes great suffering to citizens. The only hope is in Lexie Arden, the mambo supposed to guide the scared population. But Lexie has lost her powers and her spirit guide — the one who is supposed to help her in her mission — is torn between his loyalty to her and the demons of his past. Follow the pair as they journey to unusual places for answers. But when Lexie chooses to risk everything, can Magnus save her?
This is the first novel I have read that treats the idea of voodoo from a very fresh perspective and the reader feels that a lot of research went into the subject. The story is just awesome, with powerful characters that readers care about right from the very beginning of the story. The authors (Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor) are great storytellers and their gift for prose is exemplified in this narrative. The dialogues are exceptionally good and they flow just so naturally, enriching both the strong plot lines and the complex characters. The writing in Bound: A Magnus Blackwell Novel is, indeed, gorgeous. The action races along, with suspense built into the story to keep the pages turning; the narrative is stunningly dynamic, realistic, and with powerful spiritual undercurrents. The narrative is focused, balanced, and utterly intriguing.