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Soulbound by Kristen Callihan Review

Title: Soulbound

Author: Kristen Callihan

First published February 24, 2015

366 pages, Mass Market Paperback

ISBN: 9781455581665 (ISBN10: 1455581666)

Rating: 3.89


After centuries of searching, Clio finally finds her soulmate in the form of the alluring and mysterious Theron. However, when Theron’s past comes back to haunt him, Clio is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision that tears them apart.

Theron is left cursed, destined to wander without a soulmate while Clio tries to move on with her life. But when a dangerous threat arises, bringing Theron back into Clio’s life, they must work together to overcome their past and forge a new future.

As they fight to save their love, they discover that their connection goes beyond the soul, and their hearts will beat together forever.

About the Author

Kristen Callihan is a passionate author who has found her true calling. She has been recognized for her talent, having won a RITA award and received three nominations.

Kristen has also been honored with two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have received glowing reviews from esteemed publications such as Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal.

Many reviewers have also selected her books as top picks. Kristen’s first book, FIRELIGHT, was not only awarded RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, but was also named the best book of the year by Library Journal and the best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly.

In addition, it was deemed the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When Kristen is not writing, she can be found indulging in her favorite activity – reading.

Editoral Review

Soulbound, written by Kristen Callihan, is a gripping paranormal romance novel that was first released on February 24, 2015. The book explores the themes of loyalty, love, betrayal, and redemption, set against the backdrop of a magical realm.

Callihan is a well-known author in the romance genre, with many successful novels such as The Friend Zone and Firelight to her credit. In Soulbound, she transports readers to a world that is both familiar and fantastical, creating captivating characters and an intriguing story that will keep readers enthralled.

The novel follows the journey of Eliza, a powerful magician who is Soulbound to her guardian angel, Adam. Eliza is forced to confront a series of dark secrets about her past, which threaten to tear apart her world and all those she loves.

Adam becomes torn between his duty to protect Eliza and his growing attraction to her. The world that Callihan has created is intricate and compelling.

She has cleverly built a universe where the paranormal is the norm, and magic is woven into the very fabric of the world. The characters are similarly complex, each with their own unique backstory and motivations.

Eliza is a strong, independent heroine, while Adam is brooding, complex, and fiercely protective. The pacing of the novel is well-balanced, alternating between moments of tension, action, and romance.

Callihan’s writing style is accessible and easy to read, making it an enjoyable experience for readers of all levels. However, at times, the novel can feel slightly predictable, with certain plot points feeling somewhat clichd.

Despite this, Callihan’s strengths in character development shine through, making Soulbound a standout read. By the end of the novel, readers will have formed a strong emotional connection with the characters, rooting for their triumphs and mourning their losses.

Soulbound shares similarities with other popular works in the paranormal romance genre, such as the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. However, Callihan’s unique universe and characters set the novel apart from these works.

Overall, Soulbound is an excellent read for fans of paranormal romance, and Kirsten Callihan’s skillful storytelling and character development make it a standout in the genre. It is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoys a good romance novel with a touch of magic and the supernatural.