Otherbound – By Corinne Duyvis


Goodreads Synopsis: Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious. All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.

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This book boiled down to being very “meh” for me. Despite the bisexuality, diversity and disabled representations, it was just a little bit slow.

Nolan and Amara are fairly good characters. They are unique and had great diversity. Amara was also mute, and Nolan is an amputee. I thought the way they interacted was well written, and realistic.  My complaints with the book weren’t with the characters, in fact I think this book as a brilliant premise. It was mostly that I found the book so slow. After the first 60 pages the book lost it’s pacing, and from then on it was either cliche, slow or just plain boring.  The world also felt like it could have been explained more, I didn’t understand the magic system and I also didn’t really understand the curse surrounded Cilla. I guess I just wanted to know more, and to feel more for the characters. Sadly I never did.

I gave Otherbound three stars on Goodreads.


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