Monday, August 5, 2013

Review for Nether Bound

Seventeen year old Ava Walker has everything a girl could ask for. She’s captain of the cheer squad, has tons of friends, and could easily have any guy she wants. Being popular is easy.

Lying about her entire life, on the other hand, isn’t.

Since she was little, Ava has had a connection with the dearly departed. She knows seeing dead people is abnormal, but they never try to communicate, so she does her best to turn a blind eye. The older she gets, the worse her visions become. With more and more ghosts showing up, her secret is on the verge of driving her mad.

The only person Ava ever trusted is her best friend, Devon. Only, she hasn’t really talked to him in years and lately he hasn’t been acting like himself.

To make things worse, her evil stepfather, Mark, is hitting the bottle harder and harder. Ava hates the alcoholic psycho her mother married a few years ago. To him, beating women is a sport. Lately, the beatings are getting worse. Ava fears it won’t be long before her mother is among the ghosts invading her life.

She wishes Mark would just die. When he suddenly does, her life changes forever.

Just when she thinks her family is safe, Mark shows back up.

Not all ghosts are silent, and dear old Daddy wants some serious revenge.

Be careful what you wish for …

My review:
Ava Walker's whole life has been a lie. She might seem like the perky and beautiful captain of the cheer squad, but her home life is a nightmare. Ava's learned to hide the fact she can see dead people, but the shades are starting to multiply. Devon is the only true friend she's ever had, and she snubbed him to become popular. Yet he's still there to help her when her world comes crashing down around her. Her cruel stepfather dies and comes back as something much more terrifying. Will he kill her or will the truth of her past and weight of her future crush her first?

NETHER BOUND is a fast-paced and intense read. A great mythology of demons and angels, and woe be unto the humans caught in the middle. Bonnie Rae captures a strong YA voice. The indecision, the stubbornness, and tremendous emotions. Ava is fiercely loyal to her family and a warrior, but we don't forget she's also a teenage girl. Devon is a sweet guy and a little geeky which I really do like! We have the bad boy in Kaine, and thus the three create an epic love triangle.

This story has set the stage for something even grander in the trilogy. A great debut novel for Bonnie Rae. I can't wait to see where she takes us next!

Bonnie Rae
Author bio: Bonnie Rae spent her early childhood in the sunny state of California. At the time, she was an only child with a very large imagination. Thanks to her Grandmother, the love of reading books started at a very young age. Every walk to the grocery store meant an ice cream cone and a new Little Golden Book. Through books, Bonnie learned you could be transported into other worlds. The addiction was instant.

At age eleven, her grandparents gave her E.B. White's Charlotte's Web for her birthday. Even though she was completely grossed out when it came to spiders (and still is), Charlotte's Web fascinated her. A spider that was able to weave words and befriend a pig? Bonnie then realized not only could books provide imaginary worlds, they confirmed anything was possible. She might have only been eleven, but she knew writing was what she wanted to do.

She started her first set of novels at the age of sixteen and has been writing ever since. Bonnie currently lives in California with her wonderful husband and two very spoiled cats.

You can find Bonnie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.


  1. Yikes - from the blurb it sounds very intense indeed, and scary as heck! But it sounds like a great read too. Will have to check it out.

  2. Great sounding book, and from the review, I'd defiantly pick this up.

  3. I officially want to read this now. Nether Bound sounds exactly like my kind of read!

  4. Let's hear it for geeky guys!
    Great review - Bonnie Rae will really appreciate it.

  5. Excellent review! Glad I don't see ghosts. Or angels. And I'm into angels and demons in my books. Writer about them See them not so much.

    Good luck to Bonnie!

  6. I'm really looking forward to reading this one!

  7. Ohhh, "be careful what you wish for". I'm hooked. That could be a dangerous superpower. Thanks Christine!

    Well done, Bonnie!

  8. Compelling blurb. Thanks for your review, Christine. I enjoyed this very much.

  9. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. This is a great read!

  10. She's making the rounds today! Congratulations on the super launch.

  11. Sounds like a great read. I'll have to check it out.

  12. Sounds like a cool book - love the cover!

  13. Sounds like a fun book, congrats to Bonnie :)


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