📚Savage Bonds (The Bonds that Tie Book 2) By J Bree

With my gift coursing through my veins, the tables have turned on the Draven Campus.

I’m no longer the Giftless reject, no longer the girl who’s fair game to the other students for daring to run away from my Bonds.

But there are bigger problems heading my way.

With destiny pushing me closer and closer to each of my Bonds, I’m fighting tooth and nail against nature to keep my distance.

But they’re fighting harder to keep me in their grasp.

When it becomes clear that the Resistance is closer than we ever thought, I don’t know who I can trust.

Can I finally take control of my gift, or will it take control of me?

350 Pages | 28 Chapters | Read: 02/01/23 | Time: 5 Hours

Bloody hell I’m down a rabbit hole with this series. I’ve had a day of good times, mixed with lightheadedness and dizziness and this book has both kept me sane and torn me apart.

This book drastically changes the dynamics of the characters and brings people together, breaks them apart, and causes a shit lot of chaos! I’m going to try and review without giving any spoilers away.

Oli is, a fractured character and just because the book is in her POV doesn’t mean I agree or understand all of her actions. The dynamics between her and her bonds is steeped in trauma and mistrust. Each individual is so wrapped up in layers of hate and misery that no one takes into account the bigger picture or ask any of the important ‘why’ questions.

Atlas, the saving grace of the bonds is the only lighthearted relief in this book but his moments re so well timed and efficient that the plot wouldn’t work without him.

Gabe slowly becomes more involved, he calms down and we get to see more of his character. We even get to learn the extent of his gifts.

The Draven brothers North and Nox remain big adversaries against Oli. Yet, they are both difficult characters to understand and undergo a lot of stress in this book. I see hope for North while Nox seems unattainable and unapproachable.

Gryphon is perhaps the breakout surprise of this book and the change of dynamic between him and Oli is interesting to explore.

There are still A LOT of secrets and lies between the six of them and that’s not just down to Oli.

Then we have Sage, the everlasting bff who is now a character of my heart. & bloody hell does she go through it in this book!! – I can’t say any more.

Now, the class structure. Class structures in fantasy or dystopian books have been a trope that I’ve long since grown bored with because of their predictability and lack of creative diversity. I underestimated the power of the resistance in this book and just how good the writing was I did not see the ending coming!

I desperately want to binge read the entire series but I’m committed to going to bed at a reasonable time this evening!

I give this book: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!!

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