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Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1)
Bound by Shadow - Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1
Author: Anna Windsor
Falling for a demon can be hazardous to your heart. — Riana Dumain is a fully trained Sybil, a warrior priestess battling evil whose practical magic keeps her grounding in earthly science -- and desires. She knows that gorgeous NYPD detective Creed Lowell is dangerous, and possibly a foot soldier for the evil Legion cult, using his badge and drop...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345498533
ISBN-10: 0345498534
Publication Date: 6/24/2008
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 181 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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PengQueen avatar reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 114 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
2 stars. Just not my cup of tea.

I admit that for the most part, everything about this book is pretty much what you'd expect and there is nothing wrong with that. It's the story of Rianna, and Sibyl with power over the element earth. She is the leader of her triad of Sibyls, and they basically protect their corner of the world from evil demons and the like. She meets Creed, who seems to be part demon. The attraction between them is instant and electric.

So really my complaints are: too many cliches (not enough originality in the plot or the romance), and sloppy world building. I found the plot predictable. I didn't love either main character, and I didn't feel like they developed much. Overall I was just bored. Usually what saves a series at that point is an interesting world/adversary/mystery. But by page 260 I felt like too much had happened without really giving us any clue as to what was really going on, who the villains were and what motivated them, or what the 'big picture' is for the Sibyls overall. So yeah, there was not enough to hold my attention.

To give credit where it's due, I thought the chemistry between Rianna and Creed was very good--and there are many very sexy moments. And while I found the Sibyls and there powers to be awfully cliched as mentioned, I really thought some of them had a lot of potential for future books. So I'd recommend trying the book for yourself for these reasons, because it has a few redeeming qualities.
barbsis avatar reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is an amazing book! Riana Dumain is the leader of a witch triad and they are fighting the Legion - demons who are trying to take over the world. In walks hotter than hell Creed Lowell, half-human, half-demon NYPD Occult Unit cop. The sparks fly and they can't keep their hands off each other. Creed is fighting this war right along side the witches and falls head over heels for Riana.

The battles are spectacular and the leadership of the witches and of the Legion is very well thought out. This is an amazing book! I can't wait to read about the next "sister" in Bound by Flame.
frazerc avatar reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 672 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great read! An outstanding action oriented paranormal.

The heroine is a Sibyl, a worker of elemental earth magic. Her life path is clear before her - fight to protect the innocent, her triad, and her sister Sibyls. None of which prepares her for the detour caused by the hunky NYPD cop who doesn't seem to be wholly human...

Order REALLY matters with this series...

Dark Crescent Sisterhood:

1 Bound by Shadow
2 Bound by Flame
3 Bound by Light
stephanie13w avatar reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 300 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The 1st book in the trilogy introduces the 3 main characters who each have different powers to help them protect humanity from the Legion (evil group). I know it sounds like an episode from the Justice League cartoons but trust me its a pretty good story. My only complaint is towards the middle it started to drag & I ended up skimming through some of it. I have the 2nd one in my TBR pile.
reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I've read by Windsor; she is now one of my favorite authors! Strong women and strong men working together while falling in love!
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artsncrafts avatar reviewed Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Bk 1) on + 52 more book reviews
I'm not into thinly-veiled soft porn/romance novels, so this one I didn't even bother to finish. The supernatural plot was completely secondary to that.

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