Once again this review is based on a re-read, and I remember liking this one slightly more than the first. There are story beats that I love in this book, moments that I relish and remember very fondly, but overall this time around the story is not as great as the first.
Don’t get me wrong. The action is still as thrilling, with questionable allies and decisions that can turn on Patrick and Jono at any moments. It keeps you guessing because there is so much going on.
The world building is steady and clearly not made up as the books go. There’s a real world feel to this urban fantasy that makes it very easy to picture some aspects of the story. Every characters has responsibilities and obligations to abide to and/or work around that further anchor them in very similitude.
There one little thing that bothers in this one tough, it’s Sage. she’s too smart not to have picked up on Fenrir being Jono’s God patron. In fact I think there is a moment where he mentions Fenrir in front of Sage.
Soulbound II is a blast, a good book in a fun action-packed series that’ll get its hooks in you, grabbing your attention the whole way through.