Review: Bound by Susanne Valenti

Title: Bound

Author: Susanne Valenti

Series: Cage of Lies, book 4

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 217 pages, Ebook

Published: March 18th 2016 by Amazon

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.


Sooo… I loved this book! I decided not to take any more review requests this month because of my finals next month but I think Susanne is an exception for me, mainly because I love this series so much! So, of course I couldn’t say no when she asked me about this book. You can read my reviews for the previous books in this series here.

*Do not proceed if you haven’t read book 3 or 3.5 because of possible spoilers.*

Bound picked up from the very point where Broken left off. Maya is overjoyed to find Coal alive but they are both prisoners to the wardens. They devise a plan to escape but numerous hurdles keep coming their way. Will they be able to escape? Even if they did, will they be able to face what lied ahead?

One of the things that I like most about Susanne’s writing is how she depicts her action sequences. They are detailed and vividly portrayed, they manage to produce a cinematic effect in my mind which makes those scenes throughly entertaining. We get to see a lot of action in this book, Maya trying to find a way to escape, their ultimate face off with the creepers and various other situations as well. They were perfectly executed. But it did feel it was a bit dragging in the middle section of the book, otherwise I have no complains. I especially liked the face off between the girls and the men at the camp, it was totally fun and the girls kicked their asses! I was glad to see a conclusion with the creepers as well, atleast I think that was a conclusion… or not? Oh well, have to read the next book to find out.

The characters were as awsome as ever! I love Maya’s character. She is brave, strong and a kickass protagonist. I loved that she cared about each and every one of her friends. I was so glad to have Coal back but I don’t know, I felt a little disconnected with him. But nonetheless I loved their romance. They had so much catching up to do… And is there something brewing between Alicia and Taylor? Oh, I definitely hope so!! As usual, I completely loved Alicia, she is fiercely loyal and a great friend. Surprisingly, I liked Taylor as well, not that I hated him but I was glad he understood his actual feelings. There were so many great moments in this book, though some nearly gave me a heart attack. And that ending! Omg! I need the next book now!! *sighs*

Overall, Bound was another great read in the Cage of Lies series. The plot was neatly executed and the I loved all the characters. Well except those creepy creepers, not that they count as characters anyway! The writing was simple and easy to read and the pace was fast throughout the book. I can’t believe there’s only one more book left, I seriously can’t wait to read the stunning conclusion to this series!

Recommend it?


So guys, how many of you are excited to read Bound? Have you started the Cage of Lies series yet? How has your experience been so far? Share your thoughts with me!


3 thoughts on “Review: Bound by Susanne Valenti

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