When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.
Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?
Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.
This is going to be a short review. Because I’ve already written this review three times. This is my fourth. And my laptop loves being uncooperative. The first time, my laptop died, the second time, I forgot to save changes, and the third time I lost internet connection.
Anyway, I expected to really love this book. I didn’t, unfortunately. I really wasn’t feeling this book a lot. I do remember enjoying Cruel Beauty a lot.
I guess as a main character, Rachelle was okay. She was quite complex and sometimes she made decisions that made no sense to me just because she was feeling angry or betrayed over stupid issues. She wasn’t a bad character, but overall, she was kind of frustrating and too complex.
And the love triangle. Don’t get me started on this. I hated it. It was not a love triangle. UGH.
The mythology and the narrating was pretty fun to read about though! I didn’t mind that! I love the way Rosamund Hodge can tell a story! :D This story isn’t all Little Red Riding Hood, but I did enjoy it!
Overall, Crimson Bound is a book I liked, but there were certain points that kind of annoyed me. I liked the world, thought it was creative, but I felt like it could've been executed better.
Sorry you had to read this review guys! It's not my best . . . until the next one, hopefully!