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“BOUND” A Magnus Blackwell Novel: Book 2 by Alexandrea Weis. (review below)
Magnus Blackwell’s past is about to catch up with him.
An evil force has seized New Orleans. Pestilence, suffering, and darkness cloak the city. The citizens are scared and need their mambo to guide them, but Lexie Arden can’t help anyone. A diabolical presence has taken Lexie’s power and severed her ties with the other side.
Magnus Blackwell is fighting demons of his own. Torn between his devotion to Lexie and a spirit from his past, Magnus’s loyalty is put to the test. He must revisit his sins to uncover the key to the hatred ripping the city apart. If he doesn’t, Lexie’s reign as mambo will end.
Their search for answers leads them deep into the darker realms of voodoo—until a desperate Lexie does the unthinkable, and Magnus can do nothing to spare her from her fate.
Holy Cow what a book! The writing duo of Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor have gone far beyond this readers expectations and written a phenomenal book/series that will leave you spellbound and craving more.
Bound is Book 2 of the series and continues with Lexi setting up her shop in downtown New Orleans as well as continuing her role as the new Mambo. Of course Magnus is tagging along as her spirit guide. While Lexi is embracing her role as Mambo, there are those that are out to destroy her and take her powers. While the spirit world becomes topsey turvy, people begin to die and spirits start to run amuck in New Orleans. Lexi and Magnus must find a way to right the ship before all is lost. The authors will take you on an amazing journey that will keep you glued to the pages and have you both hopeful and fearful of what’s to come.
I HIGHLY recommend giving the Magnus Blackwell series a go even if you don’t usually go for paranormal or voodoo storylines. Trust me when I say, you won’t regret it. The books are 100% better if read them in order, starting the with prequel titled Blackwell, then book 1 called Damned and of course Bound is next. Then like myself you will be anxiously awaiting Book 3 to find out what happens to Lexi, Magnus and the city of New Orleans next. This is a definitely a 5 star book in a 5 star series.
And POOF…just like that you open the pages to this book and it instantly binds itself to you and doesn’t release you until you have reached the last page. What an incredibly written, intriguing, suspenseful, exciting, a bit nerve wracking read. The story line picks up from the first in this series and has you meet the newly appointed, newly married Mambo, Lexi, who has opened her shop for all things spiritual, all things voodoo, and even a space for her to work personally with clients who wish to reach out to the hereafter. Magnus is still with her as her spirit guide and amongst all of the day to day issues, there is something brewing. They can feel it in the air, until Lexi can’t feel anything spiritual anymore. There is a storm brewing and with the darkening skies will come the darkening chaos that will threaten everyone in New Orleans, including Lexi herself.
The characters are amazingly written and are so very complex. Lexi is a beautiful, bright light with a good heart. She and her husband Will are working on their future when things take a turn for Lexi as the darkness begins to invade the city and her life. Magnus is, well, Magnus. Always around doing his best to protect Lexi, even trying to protect her from her strong willed self. But as the darkness begins to intensify, something happens to both the ghost and the human mambo, altering their worlds and making things quite complicated and suspenseful.
This is an amazing read and I cannot recommend this book, this series, highly enough. You like paranormal reads..well do not let this series get by you..you may come to regret that decision!
Born and raised in New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis grew up in the motion picture industry and began writing at the age of eight. After finishing her Ph.D. in Nursing, Alexandrea decided to pick up the pen again. She has published a number of award-winning novels, and won countless national awards for fiction. A certified/permitted wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries, when not writing, Alexandrea rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She and her husband live in New Orleans.
Visit Alexandrea Weis online at: www.alexandreaweis.com