ARC Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan


Author: Kristen Callihan
Release Date: Feb. 24th 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Darkest London #6
Rating: B +

Soulbound is Kristen Callihan’s 6th Darkest London book. It’s also, unfortunately, the second to last book in the series.

Adam, the GIM King, has spent centuries searching for his soul mate. When he’s called to make Eliza May into one of his GIM, he knows he’s finally found her. Eliza is the one person who could lift the curse Queen Mab placed on him all those years ago. Panicked at the thought of losing her, Adam makes the mistake of chaining Eliza to his side. After months locked in a silent battle Eliza manages to escape, only to run straight into Mab’s clutches. Now they must work together in order to defeat Mab once and for all.

After seeing the way Adam treated Eliza throughout Evernight, I was a bit skeptical about how Callihan would deal with their relationship dynamic. There was an immense power imbalance between the two established that had me worried. Luckily, Callihan did an excellent job of leveling the playing field and making it understandable that Eliza would slowly forgive Adam for what he had done.

One of the best things about Soulbound was seeing how the events going on with Adam and Eliza were causing a ripple effect throughout the supernatural community. It gave what they were doing a great sense of urgency by showing how it was negatively impacting main characters from previous books in the series.

I would only advise people going into this book that there are several scenes that made me fidget uncomfortably. Primarily, they dealt with torture and rape. However, I will say that if you read Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books (especially Acheron) you probably won’t bat an eye at these scenes in Soulbound.

All in all, this was a great addition to the Darkest London series and has made me anxious to see what Callihan will do for the final installment.

ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Reviews for Other Books in the Series:

Firelight (Darkest London #1)
Moonglow (Darkest London #2)
Evernight (Darkest London #5)

6 thoughts on “ARC Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

    • Thanks! I hate rape scenes as well and go out of my way to avoid them if I can help it. It wasn’t graphic here or anything and most of it happened off page. It just made me squirm.


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