By: Stormy Smith
Publish Date: December 1, 2015, Audiobook Release December 22, 2015
Format: Audiobook - 1 hr
Narrated By: Kristin James
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Series: 3.5 in Bound series; 1st Book ~ Bound by Duty, 2nd Book ~ Bound by Spells, 3rd Book ~ Bound by Prophecy
First Impression: So much Christmas love. *sigh*
After weeks spent on the road tracking down Immortals still in hiding, Amelia and Aidan are finally ready for some down time. Holed up in a cabin at the base of Mt. Shasta, they prepare to celebrate their first Christmas together.
While Aidan makes secret plans for the celebration, he and Amelia create their own holiday traditions, finding surprises around every corner as they embrace each other and their future together.
Enjoy this short novella (40 pages) and celebrate the holidays with your favorite characters from the Bound series.
**Make sure to read this AFTER reading Bound by Prophecy. It is book 3.5 in the series.**
This won't be awkward.
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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I requested to review a copy of this audiobook for an honest review from the author or narrator.
Amelia and Aidan have been searching for more Mages, AniMages, and Hunters among the world for over a month. Now, they return to a log cabin Micah has given them to be their home for rest for a few months. It feels awkward to have a place to call their own, but Aidan and Amelia are determined to make it their own. Especially for Christmas, the holiday where they both can share the love they feel for their friends and family.
Kristin James is the narrator that has become the voices of all the characters in this series. She started with the first audio book, followed through and has finished with this novella. The voices and enthusiasm of all characters is present as it has been with each book. I'm thrilled to hear the accents once again and the voice of all the characters.
This is a short novella, so I'm going to do a short review to not give anything away.
Oh young love. *sigh* They are still getting to spend their exploratory time together. Loving in the flirting and teasing ways. They are so in love. They are soul mates.
Christmas is a time to remember those you love, and Aidan is a strong influence for Amelia to experience Christmas to the fullest extent. Neither have had a true, happy Christmas with loved ones and traditional celebrating. They think on those they love, every ornament having a meaning when placed on the tree. Everyone is enjoying their holiday, sharing love with so many people. They are all spreading the love and cheer. This is the love that all should feel at the holidays.
Listening to these two together, in love, and enjoying every minute has made me smile the whole time. I enjoyed their excitement. Through all the smiling I even had a moment where I started to tear up. It's such a heart filled moment. So much love in these characters and after all they've been through, they get to enjoy it.
We do get a quick glimpse at Amelia being an Elder, Amelia's power is a beacon for all mages. Aidan worries that all who come seeking her will have good intentions.
This story feels like the concluding ending that we should have. It ties in the roles Amelia and Aidan and others come to rest at.
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