Plot: Joy's plot is a neverending trip down a dark, winding staircase of emotions and macabre events, culminating in several surprising revelations about characters and their mysterious backstories.
Prose: Joy's attempts to capture the confusion and angst of high school mindsets are uncannily accurate, but sometimes disturbing. More attention could be paid grammatically/mechanically.
Originality: Bonds is certainly a unique book, a novel with several sharp, wicked twists and turns and an ability to cultivate a foreboding sense of dread in the reader.
Character Development: Joy captures the innermost emotions, fears, and desires of her characters, as well as their outward demeanors and appearances, to remind us that monsters are hiding everywhere.
Date Submitted: August 09, 2017
5 stars Gripping
ByMuriel Barkeron July 10, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A gripping read through and through. I couldn't put it down. Truly believable characters in an unbelievable situation. The main character had the smarts that I wish I had.
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by Leesa Joy
Want to Read
Read in August 2017
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a standalone novel.
This book is amazing, I read it straight through. I had no idea of what I was getting into when I started reading it. This book is dark and has some triggers for anyone that has been assaulted or has been held captive.
I know I shouldn't have, but I felt so bad for John and the life he was dealt with. His poor mother, such a sad life. This book has tons of twists and I really didn't see the ending turning out the way it did. I was hoping John would get his happy ending and some help with all that happened to him. I loved the chemistry between Nathan and Evy, but it was brief and I felt it was rushed. You can tell the author is going to be a great one because of how easy I was able to suck myself into this book and read it in one sitting.
Can't wait to read more from this author