This book is a master class in dramatic irony. Bridget Collins has created a book that explores what the world would be like if books weren’t made for reading and instead were vessels that stored away memories that people don’t want to remember. She explores deep questions like morality and the importance of learning from the past while also writing a great love story.

Her world, while not incredibly different from the real world, is so well thought out. Every aspect of the binding world is explained beautifully and she shows characters with many different views about the good and bad of binding. With three very distinct parts to the story, she keeps the reader on their toes.

This book is beautiful and dark, magical yet very realistic, and filled with so much love, hate, and anger.


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