Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
In F.T. Lukens’ YA Queer fantasy Spell Bound, there’s a world of magic that the protagonist Rook is sadly on the periphery of. But fear not, gentle reader, Rook doesn’t stay there long & that’s part of the fun of the book.
Rook had a magical grandmother so he’s aware of what magic is. Also that he doesn’t have it. But he seizes his destiny—or at least, part of it—by approaching a hex breaker & fighting for the chance to work with her, eventually as her secret apprentice.
That’s how he meets Sun, an apprentice to a different wizard.
There’s a sweet & gentle grumpy & the sunshine relationship between Rook & Sun, greatly based off respect including when it comes to touch.
There’s also a winning growth arc for the characters, especially as they make choices to change, found family, & a really cute closing chapter.
This is a fun story & a definite YA win.
4⭐️. Out now!
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