Author: L. Filloon
Published: 11 December 2011
Summary: Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.
On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: If there is one thing I love that doesn’t get much exposure, it’s elves. I absolutely loved elves so when I found out this book was about elves I was super excited!
The plot is really fast-paced and when I started the book I didn’t really enjoy it all that much. However, the more I read the less I could pull myself away from the book and I found myself really liking the book by the end.
I liked Lily for the most part even though I thought she cried all the time and it was kind of annoying. I liked Tharin too, he seemed pretty awesome. I thought that Thorin and Julia were interesting as well but I was more interested in learning more about Lily and Tharin.
One thing that kind of annoyed me a little about The Binding is that it had really short chapters and changed perspectives between each chapter so you would get a really fast glimpse into Lily’s mind, then a fast glimpse into Tharin’s mind. Then later on the chapters didn’t alternate that often and so I really had to check whose perspective it was from or I would get confused.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Binding and I’m interested in seeing what happens next considering the ending of this one. I thought the elf spin was pretty awesome too.