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BOUND by Erica  O'Rourke

BOUND

By Erica O'Rourke

Age Range: 13 - 18

Pub Date: July 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7582-6707-8
Publisher: Kensington

Mo must play all sides, magical and mob, in this complex trilogy conclusion.

Mo's a double agent, working for her uncle, Billy, in his restaurant and passing on fake information to the Russian mob boss who believes Mo to be in his pocket. It's part of the deal she’s made to keep her boyfriend and bodyguard Colin alive (one of many secrets she keeps from Colin). She's also continuing to give information to Jenny Kowalski for her to pass on to an investigation of the mob outfit. Complicating matters is Mo's father's early return from prison and quick embrace of Billy and the mob, leading to a strained father-daughter relationship. Mo's worlds collide when Billy catches the leader of the Seraphim, Anton, sending Darklings after her—Billy thinks magic is his new secret weapon. Anton, still looking to destabilize magic and create a new order, thinks Mo knows something about magic's nature that can help him—and she does. The Quartoren, already proven untrustworthy to Mo, needs her to keep away from Anton and stay with them in a display of strength while they fill the council vacancy, after which the leadership structure will be much more solid against Anton's schemes.

Jam-packed with meaty storylines, spot-on pacing, an active heroine and the strongest romance yet, this ending will thrill fans of the series. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)