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Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But with two wounded Leviathan to treat, plus human and non-human refugees to help, they’ll have to settle for the nearest outpost, called the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. Zara’s skills from the Zone may be invaluable. However, Zara discovers that the secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction. Soon Zara will have to make a choice: stand against the ultimate evil or run from it. But she’s never walked away from a fight. Honor Bound is the second installment in Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s thrilling and fresh space saga.


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Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But with two wounded Leviathan to treat, plus human and non-human refugees to help, they’ll have to settle for the nearest outpost, called the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. Zara’s skills from the Zone may be invaluable. However, Zara discovers that the secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction. Soon Zara will have to make a choice: stand against the ultimate evil or run from it. But she’s never walked away from a fight. Honor Bound is the second installment in Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s thrilling and fresh space saga.

30 review for Honor Bound

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

    5 “favorite series” stars!   They did it again! Won my heart and made me swoon and fear and cheer and ….   This book was one of my most awaited for 2019. I read Honor Among Thieves after having read fantastic reviews by Shanah, Raven and Dani. I didn’t know what to expect as I am (or rather was) not a scifi or space adventure fan. I ended being swept off my feet by that book. It was totally unique, unexpected, emotional, right …well you get it I just loved it.   Honor Bound landed in my mailbox on Frid 5 “favorite series” stars!   They did it again! Won my heart and made me swoon and fear and cheer and ….   This book was one of my most awaited for 2019. I read Honor Among Thieves after having read fantastic reviews by Shanah, Raven and Dani. I didn’t know what to expect as I am (or rather was) not a scifi or space adventure fan. I ended being swept off my feet by that book. It was totally unique, unexpected, emotional, right …well you get it I just loved it.   Honor Bound landed in my mailbox on Friday. I began reading on Friday night and ended on Saturday afternoon! If I did not have to sleep and do several chores I would have read all night long! That’s how gripping it was! I was also enormously relieved because I had such high expectation that I really feared being disappointed. But no I am still enamored with this series and I can’t wait for the third book!   Now let’s get to what makes this book so dear to my heart:   First you have “Zadim”. Nadim and Zara are just fantastic together! And even if a leviathan is a huge living spaceship and of course you can’t have a traditional “relationship” with it (because size and …just well hell no!) their bond is still the most beautiful kind of love that I’ve read about. I was deeply touched by this bonding aspect in the first book and also totally caught off guard. I did not expect it! Now the element of surprise is of course absent but they are maturing and adjusting in their bond. This is really how honors and leviathan should be as it made Nadim incredibly stronger. He was at his best when they bonded. “Yet I have done what no leviathan has before me, chosen my own partners for the journey. It feels like freedom all others ought to be afforded. How can any Elder know my private heart or understand what I need?”   And this is kind of a totally unexpected metaphor about “love makes us better, stronger”. “It came to me with clarity right then that I loved Nadim. Alien ship that he was in the flesh, I loved the bright, perfect core of him. Mind loving Mind.”   Second you have Zara Cole. She has matured and came a long way from the time she had to survive in the Zone! Now she is a very capable honor. She is still badass and will kick some butts in this book! With Chao Xing (C-X) they will have to win fights if they want to bargain some advanced repairs for Typhon and Nadim. I so loved the fighting scenes!!!! Many of you are science fiction fans and it won’t probably be new to you but the “gladiator” thing in a space context with “no rules” in the arena was just an adrenaline shot! I cheered each time Zara won! Zara is the epitome of a survivor. Not only does she have a gift to adapt fast to new environment and new circumstances she can also always pinpoint her opponent’s weakness. Handy in a fight! She has sass and is not frightened easily even by alien mobster boss!   Third you have the Adventure and the Action with a big “A”. So many things are happening that you’ll never have a dull moment. Honestly these two authors work wonderfully together to make the plot run smoothly, efficiently and quickly! There is a saying in French that you have more ideas in two (several) brains than in one and that’s so true! You will have desperate actions in dire situation. You will have unexpected moves pulled at the last second and all along these intense passages you will forget to breathe!   Fourth all characters have a purpose and really add to the story! We got some new characters by the end of the last book: Yusuf and Starcurrent will complete the crews and come handy in many circumstances. This all feel like a small honor army ready to face a huge threat to the world! They may be sometimes vastly different but some recurring themes like slavery are not exclusive to one race. There is so much diversity in the book but really what the authors show us is that diversity is only superficial. At the end of the day we all dream, hope, despair, suffer and love the same, human or aliens alike. I think this is a lesson to be learned here.   Fifth the world building is flawless! You have all kind of alien creatures: phages, …. You have ancient civilizations long gone but still posing a threat. Intergalactic “outlaw cities” kind of like a Las Vegas stranded in space where everything is allowed. You have mortal and unexpected enemies. You have songs as currency, you have ….   Sixth you have heroes and sacrifices. All honors were ready to sacrifice themselves to save the leviathan race. They were collateral damage in the grand scheme of things and were ready to die for their ship and for the universe.   By now I hope you are convinced that this series is just the next best thing!!   There is only a slight problem: I thought we had two books but there is more to come! It’s a good thing as I’ll have more of Zadim but it’s a bad thing as this ends on a double cliffy and I doubt I’ll be lucky to get an ARC. Long wait ahead!!!   Have you read this series? What do you think of it? Are you ready to try now? 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  2. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Honor Bound is the second installment in co-authors Rachel Caine & Anne Aguirre's The Honors series. This book picks up right where Honor Among Thieves left off. After their dangerous encounter with the Phage, a terrifying alien race capable of devouring their beloved Leviathan which are sentient beings, Zara Cole, Beatrix Teixeira, Leviathan Nadim, along with Leviathan Typhon, Starcurrent, Yusuf, Marko, and Chao Xin *Source* Library *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* Honor Bound is the second installment in co-authors Rachel Caine & Anne Aguirre's The Honors series. This book picks up right where Honor Among Thieves left off. After their dangerous encounter with the Phage, a terrifying alien race capable of devouring their beloved Leviathan which are sentient beings, Zara Cole, Beatrix Teixeira, Leviathan Nadim, along with Leviathan Typhon, Starcurrent, Yusuf, Marko, and Chao Xing (C-X) need to make a pit stop to the Sliver for supplies and better weapons. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    wowzers. Honor Bound was a pretty good book. I will admit that at the beginning I was a bit bored with what was going on. Thankfully, it got better. Now we are still with the same characters from the first book. Yet, Zara and the gang are still wandering into trouble. I absolutely love her and Nadim. Especially when they were both trying to figure out a solution to the same problem. Even if they viewed it differently these two worked really well together. This book did always deliver some good twis wowzers. Honor Bound was a pretty good book. I will admit that at the beginning I was a bit bored with what was going on. Thankfully, it got better. Now we are still with the same characters from the first book. Yet, Zara and the gang are still wandering into trouble. I absolutely love her and Nadim. Especially when they were both trying to figure out a solution to the same problem. Even if they viewed it differently these two worked really well together. This book did always deliver some good twists and turns. Just like the book before, at a certain point - I was hooked. Couldn't put the book down no matter how hard I tried. What is sleep anyways? Without spoiling anything, trust me it is way hard not to, I am so freaking happy that this series is going to have another book. Especially with the ending in this one - I would've been so freaking pissed if it just ended like that.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Crazy4Books

    A Trillion Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 No I Give This Series All The Stars in The Universe 😍 I havent even finished the second book yet and I know Ive found my all time favorite series and I want everyone to read it while at the same time not wanting anyone to get 10 feet from it because its all mine. Lol 😆 Ive never felt this way before. Since I write over half a dozen ARC reviews every month I rarely review books I picked up on my own, but I just love this series so much I needed to gush about it. The style of A Trillion Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 No I Give This Series All The Stars in The Universe 😍 I havent even finished the second book yet and I know Ive found my all time favorite series and I want everyone to read it while at the same time not wanting anyone to get 10 feet from it because its all mine. Lol 😆 Ive never felt this way before. Since I write over half a dozen ARC reviews every month I rarely review books I picked up on my own, but I just love this series so much I needed to gush about it. The style of this review is a bit different than my usual, but its the only way I can put my thoughts it order and convince you to read it. Reasons Why You Need to Read It 1. The Main Character Zara is Extremely Relatable. "... the universe kept teaching me how little I knew, even if I thought I’d seen some shit." 2. Nadim is The Best Thing Ever "Leviathan navigated space the way whales swam the oceans on Earth, though they were vastly larger creatures. They ate starlight and bathed in it to accelerate healing." 3. Nadim and Zaras Relationship was Freaking Precious "You are as you should be. It was the kindest thing anyone had ever said to me, and it felt . . . pure." “I do, though,” Nadim said then. “Love you. As I do starlight.” That was what kept him alive, literally, no big deal." 4. Zaras Piloting Partner Bea is Amazing "Beatriz Teixeira was my partner aboard Nadim, but she was also a nice girl who’d never stolen or slept rough in her life. Core of steel, though. At first glance, we weren’t much alike . . . but underneath? I could see Bea surviving some shit." 5. The Beautiful Friendships "I’d never been this close to another human who didn’t have a history of hurting me. Beatriz, she was just . . . good, like getting an icy gulp of water on the hottest day." "His dark gaze held mine, sharp as grief even through the comm screen. “It’s a fatal wound that somehow doesn’t kill you.”“I’m here, all right?” "Bea looked so fiercely beautiful that she kind of took my breath away." 6. The Diversity Was on Point. "Starcurrent had said that the pronoun ze fit best. Starcurrent’s species had nine gender identities, a complex spectrum of sexual preferences,..." "I’d been with people before, but never like this. I stared down at her sleeping face. This was . . . different, and deliciously complicated, and some part of me wondered what it would be like, kissing Bea and letting Nadim feel it, and-" Zara: "...there was a certain comfort in having another black person on board. In his eyes, I felt seen." "Bea reached out, wrapping her fingers around mine, warm brown on brown." "... Bea had a lot of hair, probably type 3B, but I didn’t hesitate. “Sure. What’d you have in mind?” 7. The Awesome Outlaw Colony "Tell me why we risk fita to sponsor such ... small creatures. The (fighting) Pit is no place for weakness.”“Small doesn’t mean weak,” C-X said. That got a grunt in agreement. “True, true, I know fierce opponents smaller than you. But they have poison and more legs than two." 8. The Fascinating Alien Species "“Not good,” ze said. “Such beings ...” Here, Starcurrent hesitated, as if there was a story ze didn’t want to tell. “They acted as gods,” ze finally said. “Once, such ruled far-spanning galaxies. Many wars between them. Many worlds gone in fighting." 9. The Action and High Stakes “We’ve worshipped lots of gods in our history,” she said. “We’ve killed most of them. You might want to be wary.” “We’re lucky. If we had run into another swarm, they would have surrounded us and closed.” I hadn’t thought of that, and the cold possibility of it tensed up my muscles."

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dani - Perspective of a Writer

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz After reading Honor Among Thieves I knew I had to read Honor Bound. I totally fell for Nadim, the living ship, and wanted to learn more about his fight with the enemies of his kind. When my writing partner decided to jump into the sequel I decided i should just go for it too and I managed to squeeze it into my reading schedule!! I was really excited... Understand that since this is a sequel I will lightly mention details that you learn at Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz After reading Honor Among Thieves I knew I had to read Honor Bound. I totally fell for Nadim, the living ship, and wanted to learn more about his fight with the enemies of his kind. When my writing partner decided to jump into the sequel I decided i should just go for it too and I managed to squeeze it into my reading schedule!! I was really excited... Understand that since this is a sequel I will lightly mention details that you learn at the end of Honor Among Thieves. There was a HUGE reveal in the later part of the book so know that while limited there are spoilers. (If you've read the premise for this book then you're good.) My Experience Just so you know, I didn't love Zara in the first book... I liked her more by the end of Honor Among Thieves but I still strummed against some of her beliefs. I had high hopes that our relationship would improve in Honor Bound and I am sad to announce that I liked her less. She is even more arrogant and self centered in this book even to the point that she makes stupid decisions that will not only harm others but also Nadim and Beatriz whom she loves. It was made worse by the fact that we have 4 other characters, all who are equally as smart and talented (remember the Honors are tested for knowledge and ability) and yet Zara is almost exclusively the only one who EVER has the answers. She has them almost instantaneously and everyone else is used as a counterpoint to what she thinks/decides. This is the height of arrogance. It's insulting!! Why have so many characters then?! It makes me shake my head... But it gets worse... Zara the champion of freedom... this is ALL she talked about in the first book... STEAL THE OTHERS FREEDOM TO CHOOSE! This is the classic "character does something stupid and has to fix it" kind of story and she doesn't give the other crew an opportunity to weigh in on a MAJOR decision. She wasn't backed into a corner. There were other options. This was the EASY WAY. I'm not saying it isn't human nature to take the easy path but she with all her vaunted protests of freedom should have given the crew their own opportunity to choose. TBH I didn't even realize until I wrote this review how upset Zara made me feel in Honor Bound. I HATE hypocrites and while we all can be one at times, in this case she goes against something that she thinks and talks about ALL. THE. TIME. We as people don't TRY to be hypocrites, most of the time its because we haven't decided what we believe. It just didn't work for me. However... I read Honor Among Thieves without liking Zara and I think my love of Nadim may cause me to read the last book just to see what happens with the phage, Nadim and Typhon. The Premise We've read storylines like what we find in the Sliver so many times I feel we can easily call it a stereotype. Still events were fun if a little boring. Details are what make this portion of the story interesting enough for you to keep reading. I can't say these two authors lack plotting ability because they don't, the Sliver just felt like extremely long setup of stuff we've seen plenty of times before. Once we moved onto the meat of the story in Honor Bound, the heist, I was a lot more excited. I really loved this aspect... I love exploring people-less places, solving puzzles and being in danger. Zara was a know it all but at least one of the other crew members played a pivotal role. This excellent part of the story was almost instantly burst and we passed into the "stupidity rampant" part of the story. Still even though I object to the choices Zara makes for everyone (and actually what happens is quite contrived) at least this was really exciting. I ADORE a new character, Xyll. He is my absolute favorite and I lay it at his and Nadim's feet that I want to continue into the next book!! I love when villains aren't as evil as what we see from the surface. Actually another thing these authors are quite talented at is making alien races that read as totally believable. Who would think a living space ship would be a race I would champion?! And Starcurrent a tentacled alien certainly found a soft spot in my heart from his role in Honor Bound. I won't ruin it to talk about Xyll but again he's my favorite and an alien too. Incidentally the leader on the Sliver is another alien that I adored!! (Oh, oh and the lizard mafia mercenaries too!) While the premise was hit or miss I did find myself enjoying the read (even when I was screaming at the book because bad choices). The F/F romance with the bi-sexual character was quite well done, a real slow burn romance. There is also this three-way relationship that was explored in a way that worked well with the idea of honors and leviathans. If you enjoy diversity then that will work well for you. Cover & Title grade -> A- Since the cover design stayed right in line with the Honor Among Thieves cover I went with the same rating. I actually couldn't remember if we were on book #2 or #3 in the Honors series and that is confusing! Shouldn't the covers indicate a growth or advancement? Anyway I am not adverse to getting more, Nadim, living ship shapes... or is that the Sliver?! Okay now I've confused my self looking at the cover so deeply. Either way it does let you know this is another in the Honors series and that's what counts! I do like that the colors changed otherwise it would have been reallllllly confusing. Why should you read Honor Bound? -The Aliens (sooooo many cool ones it could be a game)!! -Action filled plot (with battles, puzzles, and heart thumping events)! -The Zadim bond (it grows)!! -The phage swarm (we learn more about them)! -A heist plot (+ a star wars twist)! -Mental health in a leviathan (it happens in war A LOT)! -A med robot with sass (we certainly need that levity)! The Writing What I'd like to see in the final book of the Honor series... -Very quick wrap up of the earth drama. Don't like the idea of it and feel its even more contrived than the whole Sliver storyline. -More multiple POVs. Beatriz and Nadim would make great POVs and give us a break from Zara. Also we could see how they view Zara and not just see them giving Zara her way all the time. I think it would be really neat to have Xyll's POV in the last book... actually ALL the aliens if I were truthful. -More leviathans. Typhon is a great foil to Nadim but I would love to see Nadim meet one of his own kind and reproduce! That would be really neat to see the more logical side of another race. -Less contrivance. When characters make really poor decisions that the reader finds hard to believe or seem to have ALL the answers this is contrivance. When you have other options but go the easy route its also contrivance, especially when it puts your own future in jeopardy. A solid ending with the whole team working together would be a great way to end the series! Honor Bound has many of the faults found in sequels... boring, brand new setup, contrived choices, and a rushed ending. It also has some really great, fun strengths... a cast of aliens that will make you believe they are out there, villains that make you feel like the universe is in danger and some great details that even make stereotype readable. It's worth it to hang in there just to meet Xyll (I kid you not!) ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⭐⭐ Authenticity ⋆ ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐ Writing Style ⋆ ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐ Plot & Pacing ⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ World Building ______________________ You can find this review and many others on my book blog @ Perspective of a Writer. See my special perspective at the bottom of my reviews under the typewriter... Please like this review if you enjoyed it! *bow* *bow* It helps me out a ton!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* In the amazing sequel of the phenomenal writing duo, Zara Cole, Bea, and their living spaceship/space whale Nadim will embark on a journey full of mysteries, adventure, and unstoppable action. After the ending of the first book Honor Bound begins with Zara, Bea Nadim and the fellow Elder Typhon traveling to the Sliver where they hope to help their ships and also escape the Phage. A space-station full of aliens, different cultures, countless of different Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* In the amazing sequel of the phenomenal writing duo, Zara Cole, Bea, and their living spaceship/space whale Nadim will embark on a journey full of mysteries, adventure, and unstoppable action. After the ending of the first book Honor Bound begins with Zara, Bea Nadim and the fellow Elder Typhon traveling to the Sliver where they hope to help their ships and also escape the Phage. A space-station full of aliens, different cultures, countless of different cultures, sexual preferences and behaviors, Zara and crew will have to fight through aliens, scams, a mysterious mafia-like boss and travel deep into space. I enjoyed thoroughly the story! I love Zara and her POV. She is almost unstoppable with strength, sass and deep sensitivity, especially towards Nadim. I love that space whale so much! Also, the action didn't let me put the book down not to mention that the book ended on a cliffhanger! How am I supposed to wait now? Still, trouble is brewing on Earth too and I fear that the problems which will be caused will be far greater than the danger I left Zara to face in that planet. I WANT MY SWEETS TO BE SAFE! Totally recommended along with the first book if you love Star Trek with a twist!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    An excellent follow-up to the first book. More is revealed about the Honors universe and it’s a dark and twisty place. Perfect for an adventure for a girl from the mean streets of Earth, like Zara Cole. I am glad that there will be a third volume, as this is a great fantasy world and it would be a shame not to explore it fully. Keep on writing, Ms. Caine and Ms. Aguirre! I would maybe rate it at 4.25 or 4.33 stars, when I gave the first book the full 5 star treatment. Some of this is undoubtedly An excellent follow-up to the first book. More is revealed about the Honors universe and it’s a dark and twisty place. Perfect for an adventure for a girl from the mean streets of Earth, like Zara Cole. I am glad that there will be a third volume, as this is a great fantasy world and it would be a shame not to explore it fully. Keep on writing, Ms. Caine and Ms. Aguirre! I would maybe rate it at 4.25 or 4.33 stars, when I gave the first book the full 5 star treatment. Some of this is undoubtedly due to my mental state these days, whirling with many different priorities. Plus I had some books for my real-life book club that needed attention right while I was in the middle of reading this. Distractions! If you feel strongly about cliff-hangers, you may wish to wait until this series is complete, because I would have to call the ending to this volume a cliff-hanger. However, I would strongly recommend the series to readers of fantasy and science fiction--it may be classified as Young Adult, but trust me there is enough substance here to please an older adult as well. (Caine is particularly good at that, I find). I do find myself wondering about the tendency in the science fiction genre to portray humanity as the street fighters in the universe, looked down on by extraterrestrial species for our aggression and general dangerousness. I’ve encountered this idea repeatedly, including in this series and I think that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I guess we need to be optimistic that we could hold our own in the universe. At any rate, this was an excellent book, with a great set-up for the next and I can hardly wait to get my hands on volume 3.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)

    4 stars!!! AHHHHHHHHH! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... I FLOVE these books and characters!!! I’ve become so invested in these characters that I just can’t get enough!!! Seriously GREAT Sci-fi!! The story picks up right where we were left in the first book. Zara, Nadim and the rest of the crew have a rough road,... er,... space ahead of them as they try to tackle issues that they found themselves in from Honor Among Thieves. But that’s not all! There’s more twists and turns that kept 4 stars!!! AHHHHHHHHH! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... I FLOVE these books and characters!!! I’ve become so invested in these characters that I just can’t get enough!!! Seriously GREAT Sci-fi!! The story picks up right where we were left in the first book. Zara, Nadim and the rest of the crew have a rough road,... er,... space ahead of them as they try to tackle issues that they found themselves in from Honor Among Thieves. But that’s not all! There’s more twists and turns that kept me gripped, on the edge of my seat from page one right through until the last! One thing I can say is that the story’s set up where you know there’s something much bigger lurking under the surface of it all. You can just feel it ticking away like a time bomb. Authors @rachelcainewriter & @ann_aguirre_author set something in motion in this book that I have no idea what’s going to come next, and I have a feeling there might be tears. I can already tell you my heart might not make it after the next book! Im so worried. The overall story and plots are vast, thrilling and more often than not extremely unexpected. The characters are all so interesting and layered,... some more lovable than others. Put it all together with two talented authors writing the story and everyone wins!!! I can’t wait for the third book. I’ll be waiting with bated breath to see what’ll happen next, who’ll survive. If you love sci-fi, pick up these books. If you love amazing characters, pick up these books. If you’re looking to dip your toes into the sci-fi genre,... pick up these books. What’re you waiting for? Thank you SO much for @rachelcainewriter @ann_aguirre_author & @mighty_mouse118 for sending me a copy of this book. You are all amazing humans and I can’t thank you enough for your kindness.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anabel

    Puntuación: 4.5 Menudo enganche de libro, desde las primeras páginas me he visto envuelta en toda la trama, el tiempo no ha pasado por mi mente para olvidar todo de Zara y Nadim y sus compañeros, nuevos y no tanto. No he podido soltarlo en todo el fin de semana y me ha resultado un libro increíble para ser un libro de transición, no me ha dado para nada esa sensación. Mi problema viene ahora en esperar para la tercera parte, porque madre mía como se queda.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jaye Berry

    Rachel and Ann be like when writing this book: This series is SO underrated but so good, it's a shame. Honor Bound takes place not that long after the first book, Honor Among Thieves. Zara, her crew, and the rest of the newly teamed up fleet are in need of repairs and upgrades before heading into battle against the hungry swarm that hunt Leviathan. As they end up on an outlaw run outpost called the Silver, they come across all different types of aliens and have to make a deal with the boss of the Rachel and Ann be like when writing this book: This series is SO underrated but so good, it's a shame. Honor Bound takes place not that long after the first book, Honor Among Thieves. Zara, her crew, and the rest of the newly teamed up fleet are in need of repairs and upgrades before heading into battle against the hungry swarm that hunt Leviathan. As they end up on an outlaw run outpost called the Silver, they come across all different types of aliens and have to make a deal with the boss of the post to get what they need. In turn they end up on a dangerous journey that has terrible consequences. This book and series is exactly what Aurora Rising promised but didn't deliver. We have actual LGBT rep of all kinds. Human AND alien diversity, action and a plot that is super interesting and unique. And seriously, the girl x ship x girl hint of an unconventional romance that you didn't know you needed. (view spoiler)[GIRL X SHIP X GIRL IS CONFIRMED CANON AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE MY MIND AHHH. (hide spoiler)] It also has such a great cast of interesting characters too. I love Zara and Nadim SO much and when Bea gets added into that pile? It's everything to me. The first half of the plot was pretty slow and I can't say I enjoyed it all that much. They were grounded and just going about earning money to get their upgrades and I was bored. The only thing that kept me going during that before it picked up was my attachment to these characters. Their connection and character development really kept progressing the entire time and I loved it. This book got hit with a middle book syndrome hard and a lot of it felt like a sidequest before the final fight. But eventually the plot does get better and things start moving forward, setting up the third book with a cliffhanger and I'm really excited to see where they go from this. The stakes really went hard and it was wild. A sci-fi set in space that is actually super cool with all different kinds of aliens and neat space stuff? Sounds fake but it isn't Y'all really sleeping on this series and it shows.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Clephiro (The Book Coven)

    This book is criminally under-read. After the explosive revelations at the end of Honor Among Thieves, Honor Bound picks up the frantic pace. Zara, Nadim and crew head to Sliver to recover and refuel before continuing to figure out what to do about the Phage. Things there get...complicated, especially when they get involved with Bacia. The book is just everything I wanted. Diversity. Aliens that aren't just hot space elves. Complex relationships and I think it's (view spoiler)[ confirmed that we This book is criminally under-read. After the explosive revelations at the end of Honor Among Thieves, Honor Bound picks up the frantic pace. Zara, Nadim and crew head to Sliver to recover and refuel before continuing to figure out what to do about the Phage. Things there get...complicated, especially when they get involved with Bacia. The book is just everything I wanted. Diversity. Aliens that aren't just hot space elves. Complex relationships and I think it's (view spoiler)[ confirmed that we have a girlxshipxgirl (hide spoiler)] relationship now that is the most adorable thing that I have ever read. The plot is top-notch and, the cliffhanger is killing me. I need the third book now.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Super excited for this! Zadim all the way!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alba Amor por los libros

    Maravilloso. 530 páginas de acción y tensión. Me ha encantado. No dejan de ocurrir cosas. La ambientación me tiene enamorada y la evolución de las relaciones de los personajes también. Pero ¿ESE FINAL? ¿Como sobrevivo yo hasta la tercera parte?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aleya

    So freaking good. I need the next book.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: dreamy Addictions This book was one of my anticipated sequels of 2019! Last year, I loved Honor Among Thieves, the first book in this unique YA sci-fi series. So, I jumped into this book as soon as I got my hands on it. After finishing it, I was kinda left with mixed feelings. It was a good sequel but sadly I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found the first half of the book pretty slow but I did loved the second half. The Actual Rating: 3.5 stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: dreamy Addictions This book was one of my anticipated sequels of 2019! Last year, I loved Honor Among Thieves, the first book in this unique YA sci-fi series. So, I jumped into this book as soon as I got my hands on it. After finishing it, I was kinda left with mixed feelings. It was a good sequel but sadly I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found the first half of the book pretty slow but I did loved the second half. The world building and the action was great. I would give them five stars. I loved Nadim and Zara! I’m still shipping them pretty hard. The below summary contains spoilers for the first book, Please skip that part if you haven’t read the book. The story continues two weeks after the events in the Honor Among Thieves where Zara, Beatriz and Nadim barely escaped from the dangerous Phage Swarm who’re hell bent on annihilating Leviathans. The battle leaves the Young Leviathan Nadim, and Eldest Leviathan Typhon weak. They all need a safe haven until they recover and their only option is Sliver, a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. They need money for supplies, armor and weapons so they make a deal with the head of the sliver but things take a worst turn when they unleash an enemy even more terrifying than the phage. Now the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Zara and her crew. Zara was total badass in this book. After the events in the first book, she grew more strong. I adored her loyalty and selflessness. I liked how she handled difficult situations with her quick thinking. I love Nadim! His bond with Zara and Bea has grown more strong. The friendship between them is so heart warming. Nadim and Zara has some unique intimate bond. My instincts were never wrong, I knew from the start that what they feel for each other is more than friendship. Although It might seem strange, I totally dig it. But the sudden thing between Zara and Bea, that really confused me. It made things a little complicated for me. Is this like a threesome thing? I really hope not. This book also has some interesting side characters but my favorites are Chao-Xing (another badass girl), Typhon(grumpy old Leviathan), and Starcurrent( a refugee tentacle alien with good humor). I almost forgot about the autodoc EMITU. That bot was hilarious! I hope Zara doesn’t change his programming in the future. The plot was interesting but it has a very slow start which I’m not really fan of. Except for the pit fights nothing exciting happens in seventy percent of the book but the last thirty percent definitely makes up for it. I thought the Phage was our ultimate villain but damn these two authors knows how to surprise readers. I can’t wait to know what happens next. The writing was good. I’m a little disappointed that this book didn’t have multiple POV’s. I really enjoyed Zara’s POV and Nadim’s interludes but I still hoped for Nadim and Bea’s POV in this book. We also get some glimpses of what’s really happening on earth. It looks like Bea’s enemies on earth will not give up on hunting her. The world building was fantastic! It was the best aspect of this series. I loved exploring Sliver and meeting different kinds of Alien species. Overall, it was a good sequel and I really liked it but sadly it’s not going into my favorite list! The book finally concludes with a minor cliffhanger but I’m still quite excited for the next book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anny

    4’5 en realidad. No sé por qué esta trilogía está pasando tan desapercibida porque es UNA MARAVILLA. El primer libro fue más lento, pero igualmente me encantó pero en cambio este, está plagado de acción, de momentazos entre personajes y las relaciones que se van desarrollando. Me encanta que las autoras hayan caracterizado a las protagonistas, Zara y Bea como dos chicas de color, entre otros temas. Es un libro que se lee en un suspiro, pese a tener 500 páginas, engancha muchísimo y una vez que te 4’5 en realidad. No sé por qué esta trilogía está pasando tan desapercibida porque es UNA MARAVILLA. El primer libro fue más lento, pero igualmente me encantó pero en cambio este, está plagado de acción, de momentazos entre personajes y las relaciones que se van desarrollando. Me encanta que las autoras hayan caracterizado a las protagonistas, Zara y Bea como dos chicas de color, entre otros temas. Es un libro que se lee en un suspiro, pese a tener 500 páginas, engancha muchísimo y una vez que te metes en el universo, viajando, con nuevas aventuras, es que no puedes soltarlo. También me gusta mucho que no sea un libro donde incluyan un romance que no venga al caso (aunque hay algo que yo shippeo MUCHO en este libro, en concreto a estes personajes 🌚). Ahora me voy a llorar a una esquina porque el final es muy abierto y hasta el 2020 no se publica el libro en ingles. PD: leedlos ✨.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros

    Me ha gustado más que su primera parte si es posible. Sigue siendo una historia original y diferente pero con mucho más gancho que la primera parte. Y el final...deja todo en el aire y de una forma muy interesante...con mil ganas del tercero

  18. 4 out of 5

    Anaïs

    {3.5} Me parece un poco injusto darle la misma puntuación que al primer libro porque creo que, objetivamente, es mejor, pero es que no hay giro argumental. La historia me resulta bastante lineal y no hay nada que me haga perder la cabeza y coger el libro hasta devorarlo. Pero en fin, profundizaré más en todo esto en un par de días. // Pues nada edito para añadir el link a la reseña tocha: https://prettylittlehuman.blogspot.co...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mila

    3,75 stars I enjoyed this sequel to "Honor Among Thieves" quite a lot, especially the relationships between the characters and the originality of the world. However, I think it was a bit too long and some of the parts could've been edited out. I'm still very excited about the next book though!

  20. 4 out of 5

    S.E. Anderson

    I'm not gonna lie, this book was one of my highest anticipated reads of the year, and so it bore the weight of my massive expectations. Even so, it somehow blew them all away, making me already resent the fact that I have to wait another year for the next book! It's so amazing, I don't know if I can even put my thoughts into words. While the first book took place over a couple of months, this one is more condensed to a few days, I think about a week (ignoring moments of time that are breezed ove I'm not gonna lie, this book was one of my highest anticipated reads of the year, and so it bore the weight of my massive expectations. Even so, it somehow blew them all away, making me already resent the fact that I have to wait another year for the next book! It's so amazing, I don't know if I can even put my thoughts into words. While the first book took place over a couple of months, this one is more condensed to a few days, I think about a week (ignoring moments of time that are breezed over because people are either healing or traveling). The revelations from the end of book one have shaken the characters, and Zara is faced with whole new responsibilities - and aliens. I love the growth of Zadim, the Nadim and Zara relationship. They are just so fantastic together! The authors explore so many different kinds of bonds and love, and it's amazing how they're creating something beyond romantic. It's also refreshing to read a YA that doesn't focus on physical attraction and our human understanding of love. The authors really push the SF envelope by exploring what we can only imagine. The bond matures as Zara begins to explore beyond our human understanding and senses, how they are better together, and how this bond can still continue to grow. On that same note, it was entertaining watching Zara grapple with the spectrum of alien genders. What pronouns are we meant to be using? How do we relate to something that earth has no equivalent of? It was done in such a natural way that it didn't feel contrived at all. A handbook for astronauts on first contact missions! Zara herself has grown so much since she left earth. She might not want to admit it, but she's really grown into her space legs. Her rough upbringing in the Zone back on earth means she's able to handle any tough situation that space can throw at her, but we see in the way she approaches problems that this instinct has grown into something stronger and new. I loved the new characters this book introduces, especially Starcurrent. Zis race of singers are so fascinating. Not only that, but ze is an amazing character, introducing Zara to the dangerous world out here. The focus on signing and music adds another dimension to the worldbuilding. I could keep going on and on and on about how much I love this book, but I'm going to wrap up. Honor Bound is brilliant. It's fast passed and exciting, full of action and a whole new kind of romance. Exciting from the first page to the last, with a sense of exploration and wonder, along with universe-shattering dread. Gosh, I cannot wait for the third book!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

    A stunning sequel, with an even bigger battle to come. Zara, her ship Nadim, the ship Typhon, and their assorted crew have all been battered by past fights. They need someplace for healing and reinforcements for the fights still to come. The only option is a pirate base, unsafe with plenty of traps for the unwary. They'll have to survive the backstabbing and treachery before they continue their fight against the all-devouring Phage. (And the problems of Zara's past are there, too.) An exciting re A stunning sequel, with an even bigger battle to come. Zara, her ship Nadim, the ship Typhon, and their assorted crew have all been battered by past fights. They need someplace for healing and reinforcements for the fights still to come. The only option is a pirate base, unsafe with plenty of traps for the unwary. They'll have to survive the backstabbing and treachery before they continue their fight against the all-devouring Phage. (And the problems of Zara's past are there, too.) An exciting read, fast-paced and packed full of action (and some humor and romance.) Mostly told from Zara's POV, with snippets of messages and book excerpts and a few other POVs tossed in to give extra information to the reader. Some of it's backstory, some of it is plot essential. The next book will start with a bang, from the way this one ended!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I enjoyed this more than the first book, probably because Honor Among Thieves had so much backstory. The group dynamics here were a lot more interesting than Zara's pre-Journey attitude. The writing sometimes felt muddy though, especially in the Leviathan-centric action scenes. The heavy use of new merges made the battles more abstract, and it didn't help that some groups and aliens had similarly themed compound names that I'd have to pause for a beat to mentally separate. Even after specificall I enjoyed this more than the first book, probably because Honor Among Thieves had so much backstory. The group dynamics here were a lot more interesting than Zara's pre-Journey attitude. The writing sometimes felt muddy though, especially in the Leviathan-centric action scenes. The heavy use of new merges made the battles more abstract, and it didn't help that some groups and aliens had similarly themed compound names that I'd have to pause for a beat to mentally separate. Even after specifically going back to reread, I still can't tell the difference between Men Shen and Starocean, which is not the kind of thing I want to try to puzzle out during a fight. I'm also not enthusiastic about the hints at a future romance. Those first few sparks felt mostly like curiosity mixed with limited options, and everyone involved deserves better.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think the best thing about this one was how Zara managed to get everyone to work together. The two Leviathan and their people go through a lot, manage to get the Leviathan back into fighting form, heal one of the humans, find a place to get supplies they need, money to heal the Leviathan and allies. Of course during this time they also unleash a great enemy and discover new facts about the old enemy. By the end of the book they all are in a fairly good place, despite heading into a battle for I think the best thing about this one was how Zara managed to get everyone to work together. The two Leviathan and their people go through a lot, manage to get the Leviathan back into fighting form, heal one of the humans, find a place to get supplies they need, money to heal the Leviathan and allies. Of course during this time they also unleash a great enemy and discover new facts about the old enemy. By the end of the book they all are in a fairly good place, despite heading into a battle for their lives and very existence. It will be interesting to see how things shake out.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Larkin (Wonderfilled Reads)

    Holy crap, this series has jumped from great to AMAZING with this sequel. The action was nonstop and had me hooked from the very first page. And that ending.... I cannot wait to see what will happen next!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    2.5 stars.. Book 1 I liked but didn't love. Book 2 I didn't like. It was boring it felt like this was 1,000 pages. Note to self, don't read book 3.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jeanna

    Superb world building! Review to come.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kryssi D'Eredita

    Although I enjoyed this, it started going all over the place, then ended in a really awkward way. Plus, an element they introduced seems really out of place. We’ll see, I guess 🤷🏻♀ Although I enjoyed this, it started going all over the place, then ended in a really awkward way. Plus, an element they introduced seems really out of place. We’ll see, I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Round two of the whale like space ships with their human bonding abilities....enjoyed the ongoing saga...wondering how it will turn out in the end of it all.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Monika Spancheska

    Honor Bound is the second book in the Honors trilogy written by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. It follows Zara, who after the events of the first book is now caught stranded in deep space with her Leviathan and her Honors partner. Things pick up immediately, and the dangers Zara faces this time around are much greater than she could have ever imagined. Since book 1 ended on a pretty intense note and some dramatic revelations, this review will definitely have SPOILERS for the first book, because i Honor Bound is the second book in the Honors trilogy written by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. It follows Zara, who after the events of the first book is now caught stranded in deep space with her Leviathan and her Honors partner. Things pick up immediately, and the dangers Zara faces this time around are much greater than she could have ever imagined. Since book 1 ended on a pretty intense note and some dramatic revelations, this review will definitely have SPOILERS for the first book, because it’s impossible for me to talk about the plot without spoiling what happened in book 1. With that in mind let’s talk about this book. I liked Honor Bound more than I liked Honor Among Thieves, and that’s mostly because it retained all the good parts from book 1, while doing away with some of the things I didn’t much care for. For one, this is a plot that is a lot more action packed; now that we know the Leviathan are at war with the Phage, and so far as we know Nadim and Typhon are the only two Leviathan left in light years, the stakes are much higher and the danger a lot more immediate. We still have the quiet, character building scenes from the first book between Nadim and Zara, but the cast has expanded and they get to do a lot more than just drill weapons into space ships. We also have a new setting; the Silver reminded me of Mos Eisley mixed with Knowhere, mixed with New Samara; it’s a space station full of grifters, pirates, illegal fighting rings and gambling dens, ruled by a Godlike criminal mastermind. The fact that it’s also full of aliens of all kinds made it especially like Knowhere and Mos Eisley; we meet all these new species and kinds of aliens, and we have the characters interacting with a world that so far removed from anything they have known on Earth or even their tour that it was really entertaining to read. Because of this new location and the expanded cast, the humor has also increased; my favorite parts of the book were watching Chao-Xing and Zara interacting as partners in the fighting ring. I really liked what the authors did with the characters, especially C-X; in the first book she was an antagonistic, one note douche, and here she’s a much more nuanced, pretty cool foil to Zara. Since we follow the characters gearing up for war, we spent a good portion of the book with the various characters working on the Silver, to get access to weapons and upgrades for the Leviathans. We also bring back an actual honest to God heist plot, and I was pleased with how well executed it was. The authors excel at character interactions which made even the parts that felt familiar interesting. That’s probably the biggest problem with this series; though I think the characters are well developed and interesting, the Phage as an enemy are genuinely creepy and threatening, and I really like the direction the series is taking with its examinations of relationships between races and aliens, a lot of it just feels well tread. There’s a bit of Star Wars, a bit of the Keiko/Expanse Series, a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy. The heist itself was so much like Temple of Doom/Raiders of the Lost arc, that I wondered for a moment if I had skipped back to reading the Unearthed series. Most to every single action set piece is lifted from somewhere else, or so similar in tone and execution that it might as well be. The other thing that annoyed me about this book, was again, the plot with New Detroit and Zara’s ex. Look, I know I complained in book 1, how I didn’t think the start of the book belonged in this series, how the Honors program itself, and all the build up we spent in New Detroit has no impact on anything that happens afterward. But I didn’t mean bring back Case and the mafia damn it! The interludes we get were simply ridiculous next to this plot about a swarm of near indestructible, mindless aliens that eat Leviathans from the inside out and pilot their carcasses. There is even a point in the book where the guy after Zara is told that his daughter getting robbed is not important enough to have him interject his own man in a program designed by ALIENS to advance humanity so he could have him kill her. That’s the other thing I didn’t get; is that the plan? Is Case supposed to kill Zara? Why? How is that going to help mafia man get his encrypted drug back? Or what, is Case going to kidnap Zara and bring her back to Earth and avoid a political scandal? There are so many more interesting things in the book, and so many more are set up for the next one, like the Godlike being that the Phage was created to exterminate, and humanity’s relationship to the universe, and the Leviathan relationship to humanity, and it has to share time with drug lords from Earth. The most original stuff in these books really are the characters and their relationships. Zara and Nadim were beautiful in this book; I loved the progression of their relationship, how bonded they are and yet how they are still young and fight and have problems with trust and anger. The bit where Nadim gets furious at Zara for shutting him out in her possible moment of death was heartbreaking; I really appreciated Zara was called out on not having the right to make those decisions for him. I also enjoyed the progression in the relationship between Zara and Beatriz. I find it a bit odd that Zara is having more trouble coming to terms with her feelings for a human girl than she did for a literal alien whale spaceship, but nobody's perfect. I also enjoyed how far Beatriz has come as a character; she has grown and changed so much from the scared girl she was the first time she came on board Nadim, who was afraid of space. The one thing I do have to point out with Zara though, was the writing. In book 1, she is described as black, and there’s a lot of focus on her hair and how she takes care of her hair and her curls. Here, I got the sense that the authors were actively trying to make her sound black; there were many points where she uses ‘damn’ and ‘fine’, in a way she had never done in the first book, and it just felt so cringey and awkward. You have to write your characters consistently; why would Zara start using slang now, on a spaceship in space, when she hadn’t, while she still lived in New Detroit? Authors who are not black should just be banned from writing AAVE, or at the very least they should have an actual black person read and correct their dialogue, so it doesn’t sound… well like your mom is trying to be hip with the kids. Outside of those issues, I really did enjoy this book. I am interested and more than a little hype to see how this series will end; I didn’t expect to get as invested as I did, or to like it as much as I did. If you haven’t checked this series out, I really recommend it; it’s a fun ride, with some unique character relationships and some rather interesting existential questions.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Teenreadsdotcom

    After their dangerous encounter with the Phage, a terrifying alien capable of devouring their beloved Leviathan, Zara and Bea need to make a pit stop to the Sliver for more supplies. There are no rules in the Sliver; the place is based solely on bargaining. In order to retrieve the supplies the team needs, Zara negotiates a deal that opens a Pandora’s Box that threatens the entire universe. HONOR BOUND continues this unique series by the amazing writing duo, Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. While HO After their dangerous encounter with the Phage, a terrifying alien capable of devouring their beloved Leviathan, Zara and Bea need to make a pit stop to the Sliver for more supplies. There are no rules in the Sliver; the place is based solely on bargaining. In order to retrieve the supplies the team needs, Zara negotiates a deal that opens a Pandora’s Box that threatens the entire universe. HONOR BOUND continues this unique series by the amazing writing duo, Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. While HONOR AMONG THIEVES left us with an ending of “you may have won the battle but haven't won the war,” HONOR BOUND picks up right where we left off ready to fight that war. These books are best read back to back since there is little recap. The length of the books may be daunting but The Honors is such a binge-worthy series. Zara, Nadim and Bea, our favorite team, are back in this action-packed science fiction adventure. This unlikely friendship was such a highlight in HONOR AMONG THIEVES! The two humans bonded quickly to their alien friend, Nadim, who doubles as their spaceship. It is this friendship that drives them to risk it all in HONOR BOUND. Despite bringing a lot of new --- and old --- characters on in HONOR BOUND, the only ones fleshed out are the main three --- Zara, Nadim and Bea. We get bits and pieces of the other characters. I live for every little bit of information we gather about Starcurrent as the alien is the most intriguing. However, the readers do not get to know the side characters well enough to care about them. Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre have created a superb, unique story that a range of audiences will be sure to love. HONOR BOUND sets the bar to the next level. The stakes are high, leaving readers in gut wrenching anticipation of how everything will turn out. A good portion of the book is cage fighting, deadly matches in order to win some cash to get the supplies the ships need. Even in HONOR AMONG THIEVES, Zara was the queen of street fighting and the sequel is no different. The action sequences are impeccably written and well-thought out, putting readers on the edge of their seats. Aguirre and Caine welcome readers into their futuristic world, and it seems so real, as if we were right there with the characters. HONOR BOUND makes a pit stop in a new setting, the Sliver, a grungy, yet technologically advanced area that opens the world up to entirely new possibilities. The world building is absolutely fantastic. Every chapter begins with an excerpt of a secret document, memo, travel guide, or textbook page. It did this in the previous book as well. However, the excerpts not only give readers clues as to the upcoming chapter, but it also sets up a new story arc that will continue in the next book. It allows readers to immerse further into the story. It's a genius tactic to have each chapter seamlessly flow into the next, making the book difficult to put down. The heart pounding ending leads to a rather disappointing turn as the story drops off in the middle of an action sequence. It's not so much a cliffhanger as it is an ending that leaves readers right in the middle, almost with the sense that nothing got accomplished in the sequel. HONOR BOUND does set up a few storylines to continue in its sequel. Despite my disliking the ending for its abruptness, this is a series worth following. It is unique, with its breathtaking world building, stunning action sequences, and diverse cast of characters. HONOR BOUND is a great sequel that will have readers impatient to read the next one.

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