Friday, December 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Heartbound

Pages: 171
Source: YA Book Bound Tours
Publication Date: August 5, 2015
Petyr has never found it necessary to consider the humans as anything more than distant, inferior beings–until now. They are the cause of the fatal disease that has plagued his realm, taking the lives of too many of his kind. As a future leader of a realm in peril, Petyr must find a way to resist and cure the affliction. He must enter the unfamiliar realm, appear to be an ordinary eighteen year-old human, observe and learn. 
However, things don't exactly go according to plan. Instead of embarking single-mindlendly on his sober mission, Petyr meets and 18 year old girl who does things to his emotions that he can't quite fathom or control. 
Petyr is falling in love, and he almost forgets the gravity his choices have on his entire world. Despite the risk it poses to his life and hers, he wants to know her, and he wants her to know him–and his world.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for Heartbound by P.I. Alltraine. Be sure to click the banner above to see the other amazing tour stops and let's get into my review~

It's been a while since I've read a Peter Pan retelling and I have to say they are probably one of my favorite retellings to read. Heartbound takes places in our world, but Petyr and his friends are from another realm and are here on Earth to find answers. Something has been killing people from their world and they are hoping to find out what. The biggest thing that could jeopardize their mission is if they commit the Forbidden.

The world is extremely unique but a bit confusing. Since the book is so short, everything felt a bit rushed and I couldn't really get a hold of all the information that was being thrown at me. I'm still confused as to what the Forbidden is and the abrupt ending didn't do anything to answer my questions. I enjoyed the overall plot, but I would have liked it better if things were explained more thoroughly.

Petyr was an interesting character. He had enough complexity to keep me intrigued but I got pretty tired of his constant praises of Scarlett pretty fast. She could do no wrong in his eyes and it all circles back to the Forbidden. I didn't know what was so forbidden about their relationship and as a result, I couldn't feel the threat that was looming over them. I'm going to bring it back to the length of the novel and say that since it's so short, I couldn't really delve into the characters enough to really like them. As a result, I spent a good portion of the book feeling detached from what was going on.

The storyline itself was very intriguing and I wish it could have been expanded more. I'm not sure if this is a novella prequel to a larger book, but I would love to see the world more fleshed out.

About the Author
P.I. Alltraine is a multi-award winning poet and author. She has won several international poetry competitions, and her poem…s “Kites” and “The Gift” have been published in separate anthologies.
​She teaches English Language and Literature in London. She earned her degree in BA English from Queen Mary University of London, followed by her Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Master’s in Teaching at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London.Before moving to London, she lived in the Philippines where she experienced the rich culture encrusted with dark myths and enchanted tales. She draws inspiration from these in her writing. Though she has lived in different places and experienced different cultures, writing has remained a constant aspect in her life.
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3 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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