Title: Bind the Soul
Author: Annette Marie
Series: Steel & Stone
Publication Date: January 9th, 2015
Synopsis: The most important rule for an Apprentice Consul is simple: Don’t get involved with daemons. Well, Piper is planning to break that rule — big time.
After a near-deadly scandal with the Sahar Stone, she has the chance to return to the only life she’s ever wanted. All she has to do to keep her Apprenticeship is forget about Ash and Lyre. Ash might be enigmatic and notoriously lethal, and Lyre might be as sinfully irresistible as he is irritating, but they’re not bad for a couple of daemons.
There’s just one problem: Ash is missing.
Really, she shouldn’t risk her future for him. He lied. He betrayed her. But he also saved her life, damn it. Wherever he is, he’s in trouble, and if she doesn’t save his sorry butt, who will? But with every dangerous secret she unravels, each one darker than the last, she slips deeper into Ash’s world — a world with no escape for either of them.
Review: I just really love this series and I am having a hard time putting what I love about it so much. This is the second book in this series and this one has a bit more action than the first one, there’s also a tad bit more romance but it’s not until closer to the end. I will forewarn there are some torture scenes, Annette Marie doesn’t go into graphic detail about them, but there are a few in the book. Annette Marie writes such an engaging unique story, I had a hard time putting the book down, even when my eyes started hurting from lack of sleep. Piper, Ash, and Lyre are all easily likeable and enjoyable characters. There is also a new character we get this book that I really enjoyed, I won’t say much about her because I don’t want to spoil anything, but she’s awesome. I really just can’t wait for the third book to come out, the vague March 2015 on goodreads is killing me! This is definitely a series I’ve already started pushing off on my friends and anyone who asks for fantasy recs so if you haven’t read it yet, you need to.
I received an ARC of this book from the author on Netgalley. This in no way affected my review.