SFF

Unbound

Blackstone Jan. 2024. 350p. ISBN 9798212613835. pap. $16.99. FANTASY
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DEBUT Rozlyn’s earliest memories are riddled with the horror wrought by the Beast of Connacht. Her people are at its mercy—and only she can end the violence. If she marries for love, the curse of the Beast will end. But as the line of suitors grows at her doorstep, so does Rozlyn’s power, a magic so intoxicating that she cannot imagine life without it. When Jamie arrives with talents of his own, Rozlyn finds herself grappling with unexpected feelings. But will love be enough to forgive him once secrets older than time begin to unfurl? Steeped in Irish folklore and mythology, Healy’s tale grabs readers by the hand, guiding them on a journey filled with delicious, gut-wrenching twists and turns. This character-driven story unfolds by dancing between the past and present, allowing deep secrets and ironies to reveal themselves in surprising ways.
VERDICT Healy’s debut is an excellent read for anyone who has an appetite for fairy tales, folklore, monsters, and stories with women protagonists who stand firmly rooted in their own strength.
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