In this third book in the magical The Cursed series following teenager Chloe as she tries to navigate in a world of vampires, witches, lineage curses and epic love, the love triangle that was hinted in the second book really hits it off! I thought I wasn’t that much into love triangles any more, but I was so wrong… I absolute loved this one! It was so well executed and so understandable, full of angst and passion! I read this book in one sitting, it was so addictive and such an enjoyable guilty pleasure read!
The Cursed series is something of Twilight meets The Covenant movie in a cute, fast-paced and addictive story full of magic, vampires and a coven of witches on the hunt for revenge. In this third book, Chloe has been captured by the Rose Coven witches and held prisoner in a room together with a nearly starved Jax. She’s fighting for her life, and to keep Jax alive without turning her, as well as fighting the unwanted feelings of desire and passion the close proximity with Jax causes…
When the brotherly love triangle took off in the second book in the series, I felt that it was a bit unnecessary and not to my liking. But now it all makes so much sense and it is absolutely necessary and definitely to my liking! So very much to my liking even... For the first part of this book, I had the same kind of feverish feeling that I remember from the first time I read Twilight. I was completely hooked, not able to put the book down. Then in the second half, there were some twists and events that made the pace a bit slower and that felt too much over the top, especially the parts with Chloe testing her feelings (but since I was wrong the last time I said that, I will wait for the next book to make up my mind...). This brotherly competition resembles The Vampire Diaries in the best possible way, and just like with that series I could never make up my mind which brother I cheered for… But I must confess that there was a little bit too much drama around Trent in this book and that I do have a soft spot for bad boys with good hearts, so Jax is definitely in the lead for the moment. But I’m guessing that there are many more twists and turns to come before Chloe has finally decided who her soul mate is…
I was so happy for the turn in this story that brought Chloe, Trent and Jax back to Keene Valley again. I really enjoyed the parts with Chloe’s friends in this book and how they were given much more room to develop their characters. I’m still not liking Abby as much as I should though, and I’m also feeling a bit skeptical to Whitney. I don’t know why, but it feels like I can’t fully trust her, like she has some kind of hidden agenda. Can’t wait to find out if my hunch is right!
All in all, Eternal Bond was such an entertaining and addictive read that kept me on the edge all the way through! If you loved Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, you will definitely love this book too! I am now desperately awaiting the next book in this magical series!
Thank you to the author Kara Leigh Miller for providing me with an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own.
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