The Thrilling Conclusion to an Epic Trilogy!
“Remember my sweet girl, even broken things can be beautiful.”
Bound in Black by Juliette Cross is the book where all that you thought you knew gets turned inside out. As the final book in The Vessel Trilogy, Bound in Black wraps up Genevieve’s journey in discovering her power as a Vessel and culminates in an all-out showdown on the moors of Dartmoor.
Like most readers, if you’ve read Sealed in Sin then you and I both went into Bound in Black just like Genevieve: with hopeful determination. That emotion in Genevieve changed to what I would describe as fierce determination as more of her path is uncovered. There is so much plot that is uncovered. Every bread crumb that was hinted at in the previous two books are gloriously exposed and used in a way that made my brain in explode in wonder. Like most heroic journeys—it’s always darkest before the dawn.
“Every mark on your body is beautiful. It is sacrifice. It is love. So I forbid you to look down on yourself.”
Bound in Black is a seriously stellar book. The storytelling is top notch and is chock full of emotions. I honestly couldn’t get enough of it. I’ve said it multiple times: Genevieve is such an amazing heroine and character overall. Her inner strength, physical strength, determination, and capability for love and trust knows no bounds. All those traits become abundantly apparent throughout the entirety of Bound in Black.
Truly, there are so many amazing and vital components that happen in this finale that honestly any summarizing would honestly jeopardize the reading experience. Genevieve’s journey, the deals she makes in order to save the ones she loves is all done in the name of love and the trust that she has in herself. Bound in Black isn’t a finale in the true sense of the word. I would say it’s more a resting point and perhaps even a starting point for more stories in Juliette Cross’ catalogue of stories. Bee sure to check them out too!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.