Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Binding

The Binding

The Binding
Author: L. Filloon
YA Book
(Amy's Review)


Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.
On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.  Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins.

This was such a cute story.  Lily is a normal girl who one day finds out she is a Sidhe princess.  Not only is she a princess but she is bethrothed to a Sidhe prince.  On her 18th birthday, Lily is saved by Tharin and his brother from the evil Ange.  These assassins are determined to kill Lily in hopes to bring war upon their Clans.  It is the hope of the arranged marriage between Lily and Tharin that will bring the Clans together in peace.  Lily, Tharin, Tolan and Julia set out to return to their home of Velesi for the marriage ceremony but run into trouble along the way.  Lily will have to give up her old life for a new one for the sake a world she knows nothing about. 
I loved the interactions between all the characters, and the fact that Lily drops everything to become a princess and save her "brother" and her friend Julia.  The world that is created in this story is one to be imagined of by everyone.  It has such peace and tranquility, and also pain and suffering from what we are doing to the earth.  This is such a great read, one to be enjoyed by all.

Rating 4 out of 5 

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