Published May 5th 2015
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.
Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?
Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.
Everything about this book is beautiful and I loved it.
The writing is so amazing and poetic. Rosamund Hodge is one of my favorite authors for sure and I can’t wait for her future novels.
I loved the concept and the plot of Crimson Bound. It was a little confusing at the beginning but it all sorted out. I was very really bored and it was fairly fast paced.
I really liked Rachelle. She was so kick butt and she reminded me of Celaena from Throne of Glass in a lot of ways.
I didn’t love Crimson Bound as much as Cruel Beauty but I was on the fast track to a reading slump while I was reading this book. Crimson Bound kept me out of a slump but as soon as I finished it, I fell knee deep into a massive slump. So I’ll be rereading Crimson Bound in the near future.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The writing was amazing and I loved the characters. If you’re looking for a good fantasy or you love retellings, I highly recommend this book.