Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: In Darkness Bound by Christine Price

In Darkness Bound
by: Christine Price
$4.49 ebook
Carina Press
Paranormal Erotica / GLBT
Released: September 2010

Chris is shocked when he's kidnapped and knocked out, and even more so when he wakes up alone in a cell. Apparently those psychic talents he displayed as a child brought him to the attention of the wrong people, and he's now an unwilling lab rat for a mad doctor intent on gaining Chris's powers for herself.

The one bright spot in his otherwise tormented existence is the mental companionship he finds with Vance, another inmate who's been there over a year. As the days drag by, the two find themselves drawing closer and closer, and realize there's more to their feelings than just friendship.

Chris and Vance are determined to escape, but there's one other person in the facility they want to save, a former inmate-turned-lab assistant. Simon is the only one there who's treated them like human beings, and they can't stomach the idea of leaving him behind.

As their doctor spirals deeper and deeper into madness, they know they must make an escape attempt soon, before it's too late. And considering they're locked in separate cells all the time, it might prove more difficult than they thought...

As I read this book, I felt what it would be like if I was stuck in a cell, people experimenting on me just because I had weird powers. I felt the helplessness and despair, knowing I was never getting out. And then, just when all seemed lost, I connected with a kindred soul, someone to pass the long hours in my cell. But also are the feelings I have for the lab assistant, who calms my battered nerves, and treats me like I actually matter.  I'm glad I was able to read this book, because I can tell Christine Price did her homework on this, and it shows in the beautifully written story I just finished reading. This book is a blend of the real world and the supernatural, so it can be enjoyed by a wide range of readers.

Carla gives this book a

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