Vincent’s second Unbound book continues the dark tale of a society where people with skills are either forced to work for a mob syndicate or run for their lives. Liv, the blood tracker from the first tale, makes an appearance here, but readers who haven’t read Blood Bound will have no problem getting into this story.
Kori Daniels is bound by blood to work as a shadow-walker for the Tower syndicate, but after the boss is nearly killed she’s sent to the basement for weeks of torture. Let out to recruit Ian Holt to join Tower, Kori must get him to sign or her sister Kenley, a powerful blood-binder, will suffer the consequences. Ian only wants to get close enough to kill Kenley so a binding that is killing his brother is broken. But the more time he spends with Kori, the more he realizes that killing Kenley isn’t an option. Because of Kori’s binding to Tower, Ian can’t trust her with the whole truth, but he has to work with her if he wants a chance to save his brother. Ian can keep Kori from being sent back to the basement, but can she trust him? (MIRA, Jun., 448 pp., $7.99)