Monday, December 7, 2015

Heartbound by P.I. Alltraine

Heartbound by P.I. Alltraine 
Release Date: 08/05/15
Soulmate Publishing
171 pages



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.

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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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Let me start with what disturbed me when I finished reading Heartbound by P.I. Alltraine – and that was basically one thing only …. 

It was the fact that there is a cliffhanger of sorts as the book cannot be finished that way and there is no indication upfront on this being a more part series. 

This might be not a big issue to most but since I have been kind of “burned” by some authors (like waiting now since several years on the last part of a series) I would like to know what I am getting myself into. 

I also had some trouble reading the format that was given to me on my E-Reader as it would not allow me to adjust the letter size. 

Now lets start with my thoughts about the actual story. 

The book is quite short with little over 170 pages and after reading the first chapter the writing style should have already been an indication that this book could _NO WAY_ be finished in just 170 pages.

The story is far to complex for that and there was a lot of attention paid to details 

The authors way of storytelling reminds me of the way historical novels are written and I was not surprised to hear afterwards that she is known to write poems. 

The subject was not totally new but the way it was approached was interesting and if you like the powerful way that historical novels are written you will find this storyline interesting as it is kind of contemporary (as far as the story allows) and basically paranormal with a touch of poetry woven into it. 

Kind of difficult to explain but interesting to read nevertheless.

I am not sure why I personally cannot feel the great romance between the leads but that might be due to the fact that I am not into historical romances – which even convinces me more that this book is somehow strangely more related to those than to any other genre. 

Or it might be the fact that I am missing a kind of balance between the leads. The whole story is relying very heavy on Petyr and Scarlet remains bleak to the reader until the last chapters. 

But still it was a very interesting read that I plan to continue with the next book because I cannot let the last words of this book be my last words on this story  

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