Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CAN'T WAIT TO READ: Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen

Release date: October 11th 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Jae is a slave in a dying desert world. 

Once verdant with water from a magical Well, the land is drying up, and no one remembers the magic needed to keep the water flowing. If a new source isn’t found soon, the people will perish. Jae doesn’t mind, in a way. By law, she is bound by a curse to obey every order given her, no matter how vile. At least in death, she’ll be free. 

Lord Elan’s family rules the fading realm. He comes to the estate where Jae works, searching for the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well, but it’s Jae who finds it, and she who must wield it. Desperate to save his realm, Elan begs her to use it to locate the Well. 

But why would a slave—abused, beaten, and treated as less than human—want to save the system that shackles her? Jae would rather see the world burn. 

Though revenge clouds her vision, she agrees to help if the kingdom’s slaves are freed. Then Elan’s father arrives. The ruler’s cruelty knows no limits. He is determined that the class system will not change—and that Jae will remain a slave forever.

Becky AllenAbout the Author
By day, Becky Allen is the site director for TheBody.com, the internet’s most comprehensive HIV/AIDS resource. She's been working there for a bit over seven years. Becky lives in New York with her sister and cat. When she was a kid, her dad used to threaten that someday, when she grew up, Becky would have to get up at 6 AM to get to work on time. Her entire adult life has been a quest to avoid that. This is mostly because Becky hates mornings, and a little bit out of spite.


  1. I hope you'll enjoy this one, Shane!

  2. new to me and sounds pretty dang awesome. thanks for sharing.

  3. Never saw this one before. That cover is really pretty but I don't know that this is the book for me. Hope you love it though.

  4. Never heard of this one. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it when you get it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Never heard of this one before but it sounds interesting. Sucks that you have to wait over half a year for it. :( Hopefully you get an ARC ;)

    1. Yeah fingers crossed :) But hope it'll be worth the wait too.

      Thanks for stopping by, Kristin :)

  6. Woah, I'm definitely digging that cover! Especially the typography. And of course the synopsis sounds intriguing too. Great find! Adding it to my TBR now, thanks!

  7. This is new to me, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

  8. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great! I hope you love it when it comes out. :)

  9. I'm digging the description and the cover. Good pick!

    Leeanna.me: WoW.

  10. I've been seeing this one around a lot and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait for it to release and finally read this :D

    Asma @ IceyBooks

  11. Sounds like a great read! I hope you manage to get your hands on a copy before October :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  12. This looks like an incredible story. And that cover is gorgeous!

  13. This sounds like a great fantasy read. I hope you get to read it!


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