Review of Blood Bonds (The Bonds That Tie #3) by J. Bree
“The Everlasting One leans down to kiss my cheek, murmuring to me, “You’re glowing. It’s cute as fuck, but Black is sweating in the front over it, so you might want to work on it.” I shake my head. “He can work to get over it. I’m perfect as I am.”– Blood Bonds
The multiple POVs make Blood Bonds – The Bonds That Tie Us book three – more interesting, but the plot is still confusing as in the first two books
After three years on the run, I’m back in a Resistance camp, chained to a chair as the resident monster.
Everything I ran from, all of the villains of my past, they’re all here to take another bite out of me. But this time, I’m not alone.
With my Bonds desperately trying to reach me and new friendships I never expected, I start to believe that maybe I won’t become the weapon they want me to be. Maybe I’ll be a monster of my own creation.
When loyalties are questioned and Bonds are tested, everything I thought I knew gets turned upside down. Who are my friends, and who are my enemies?
Are Bond ties stronger than blood?
I liked Blood Bonds a little better than Savage Bonds. I feel like we finally got a glimpse of these characters, who they are, and what they are capable of. Not only that, but I loved getting to know her bonds more and see the way they interact with each other.
Oli is still annoying, and I don’t get why her bonds are in love with her. She only complains about how she is overpowered, but there are far more dangerous people than her? So why isn’t she using her powers to, I don’t know, fight the resistance?
I did like how Bree focused more on Oli’s bond in Blood Bonds and the power she has, as well as the powers the other bonds have. I don’t fully know how it works, but it’s pretty cool. The whole overpowered aspect is becoming a bit overused, and I want Oli to fully embrace her powers. I mean, just come to terms with it and end the war or the whatever that is happening with the resistance. Because yes, we have no clue why the resistance exists and what they are resisting? I have honestly no idea what the plot of these books is, lol.
In this installment Oleander bonds with two of her bonds (yes it is confusing I know, I will probably make another post on the different meanings of the word ‘bond’). And I feel like this is why everyone reads these books, right? No one is here for the plot – not that there is one. But everyone is here for the smut and the slow burn and the angst. And that’s probably why I am still reading these books.
But! In Blood Bonds we have multiple POVs!!! I absolutely loved this. I feel like it added depth to the story. I loved seeing things through North, Gryphon, Atlas, Gabe and Nox’s eyes.
The cliffhanger was okay. I personally saw it coming, but I am curious to see if what we have learned is the truth or is only added for the shock value. I think it’s the latter, but we’ll see.
Would I recommend it?
I will read the fourth book, but I’m not feeling confident tbh. I have read 3 books and the plot is nowhere to be found. The only reason I would recommend this series is for the romance, which is okay to good. It does take a while to actually see some of the romance and not just flirting, so be prepared for a slooooow burn.
Trauma, violence, bullying and harassment, sexual assault, death of loved one, forced relationships, fear of oneself, manipulation, torture, abduction, betrayal of a loved one
Paranormal, urban fantasy, romance
December 19th 2021
About the author
J. Bree is a dreamer, writer, mother, farmer, and cat wrangler. The order of priorities changes daily.
She lives on a small farm in a tiny rural town in Australia that no one has ever heard of. She spends her days dreaming about all of her book boyfriends, listening to her partner moan about how the wine grapes are growing, and being a snack bitch to her two kids.