Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review - "Elixirbound" by Katie L. Carroll

Elixir Bound by Katie L. Carroll

Publication Date: August 31, 2012

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy


Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone. It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.

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***NOTE:  This book was given to me from the Author for my honest review****

Tanya's Review: 

Katora is next in line to take over the family farm, one that grows essenberries to make essence.  Katora is learning that her family has many secrets, things she didn’t realize were happening on the farm.

Once she learns that herself and few companions must travel to the sleeping giant mountain to harvest a flower, one that is used in an exlixir (a very powerful, healing potion of sorts).  One that if she chooses to harvest the flower, she will become the guardian of the elixir and it’s secrets.

Katora has many obstacles and choices to make along her journey to the mountain where this flower grows.  Will Katora succeed in her journey and choose to become the guardian or will it be too much for her and she goes back home empty handed?

My Rating:  

I really enjoyed this book.  Right from the beginning you knew that there were going to things happening throughout the book and the author definitely kept you on the edge of your seat.  There were witches, spirts of sorts, dwarfs (or Tilli’s which I think are a lot smaller than dwarfs).  It seems like something happened around every corner and this events made Katora question why she is doing this and if she really wants to be the guardian of the elixir.  Oh and we can’t forget that there is just a little hint of romance in the novel J  I definitely would recommend this book to people to read as you will not be disappointed!!

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