Oathbound by Victoria McCombs ~ Book Review + Giveaway

March 11, 2022

 


About the Book


Book: Oathbound
Author: Victoria McCombs
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 15, 2022

Beware the waters. The dangerous deep brings ruin to all.


Emme has spent her life avoiding anything to do with pirates. But the fates are cruel, and now a hidden sickness leads her to partner with pirates for the one thing that can save her—a cure on an island none are certain exists.


The pirate captain’s secrets are darker than the deep and threaten to kill them all. His obligations are tinged with betrayal, for his oathbind must be fulfilled. To ignore it is to invite peril of unimaginable destruction.


As the adventure unfolds, the sea takes more than she expects and the sea gives more than he wants.

 

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My Thoughts


This is definitely not my strongest genre but as far as fantasy goes I thought it was pretty interesting. It definitely was harder for me to get into the story and I was not connected to the characters. That being said the writing itself was superb. The author does a great job at creating this magical world filled with adventure and pirates. Although this is a young adult book it can be read by any adult that loves fantasy. The book is a clean read. I don't think there is a big Christian theme in this one. There is mention of prayers but there isn't a clear picture of whom they are praying to exactly. If magic is not your thing then this book may not be either as this is very strong into that. 

Overall I thought it was interesting and if you like fantasy books you will definitely enjoy this one.

My Rating: 3 Stars

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.




About the Author


Victoria McCombs is the author of The Storyteller’s Series from Parliament House Press, and Oathbound. She writes young adult fantasy and adores stories about treacherous pirates and traitorous princes. Her favorite things include peppermint hot chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, game nights with family, and Jesus. She has her mom to thank for allowing so many medieval weapons inside the house as she was growing up, which curated her love for that time period. She is a mom of three little boys and a wife to the handsomest accountant there is. Together they live in Omaha, Nebraska.


 

More from Victoria


Oathbound was my quarantine book. I remember getting the idea and thinking “I don’t know of any other pirate books in the YA fantasy genre.” Of course, after that, I saw them everywhere, and several amazing ones have come out since. But theses broken pirates had grabbed my attention and I couldn’t let go.


One aspect of my book makes it unique, and that comes in our main character. My characters are a reflection of me, but none more so than Emme. We see early on that she is sick, and while the disease is made up for the book, it’s mirrored exactly by the disease that runs in my family called ataxia. This is a disease that impairs every part of life before it ends it too soon. I’ve never opened those emotions so fully to put them on a page, but Emme and I were going through this together. While I’m lucky not to have symptoms yet (and the chance to never have to go through it), this disability is something I understand deeply, and I’m honored to bring it to life on the page to show the strength that can lie within even when our bodies fail us.


I hope you all enjoy Oathbound!



Blog Stops


Texas Book-aholic, February 28

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 1

Wishful Endings, March 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 2

Inklings and notions, March 3

For Him and My Family, March 4

By the Book, March 4

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 5

Nancy E Wood, March 6

Blogging With Carol, March 6

deb’s Book Review, March 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 8

Labor Not in Vain, March 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, March 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 10 (Spotlight)

Inside the Wong Mind, March 10

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, March 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 12

Through the Fire Blogs, March 12

Artistic Nobody, March 13



Giveaway




To celebrate her tour, Victoria is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1b061/oathbound-celebration-tour-giveaway




5 comments

  1. Victoria, Oathbound sounds like a great read for my granddaughter to enjoy and the cover is wicked cool! Thanks for sharing it with me! Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a terrific TGIF!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, it sounds like a good read

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  3. This sounds like a great story

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  4. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  5. Kelly-Ann, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. OATHBOUND sounds like an epic adventure.

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