Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

OutherboundHow did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.

She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.

200words (or less) review: It’s not often that I completely love a character from very beginning of a book but Corinne Duyvis succeeded in doing this not once but over and over again.

Nolan and Amara are the two main protagonists and yes I adored them but also Maart and Nolan’s little sister. What I also liked as the growth for everyone in the story, with Cilla in particular it swayed my initial impression of her.

For me, the best thing about Otherbound are the characters and their feelings. The complex relationship between Amara and Cilla as well as the one between Nolan and Amara, as the reader my emotions got just as tangled as theirs.

At the beginning I was a little concerned that the back and forth between the worlds would be confusing but Corinne Duyvis writing makes it effortless. I always knew exactly where I was, never struggled picturing the Dunelands or Noland’s home.

Otherbound is magical – you’ll read the first page and before you know it the book has ended and you’ll want to start again.

Recommend it?


Pub Date: Jun 17 2014

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One thought on “Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

  1. Cool! I was looking at this one and I was a bit on the fence about it.. but now I’m much more persuaded to check it out. 🙂

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