The Binding

The Binding

Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder?a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community bu Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horr...

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Title:The Binding
Author:Bridget Collins
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Binding
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:437 pages pages

The Binding Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 12, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

  • Lisa Vegan
    May 07, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Dec 13, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

  • Ana
    Mar 10, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

  • Jane
    Jan 29, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

  • Caroline
    Aug 24, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

  • Emer
    Feb 09, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

  • Deborah Ideiosepius
    Jan 05, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...

    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...

    I was intrigued by the idea of this book. I enjoy a well written fantasy read. The idea that a binder could take away a person's painful memories and put them into a book was novel to me. Certainly the opening chapter appealed and was powerful. We have Emmett, a boy working on his fam...

    I was very lucky to receive a beautiful proof copy of this book from the folk at Borough Press and I am so pleased I did. This is a phenomenal book that is going to be a front facer in the fantasy section for a long time coming. The story of a young man who is summoned to be an apprent...

    This book is an interesting example of light magic realism used in a otherwise realistic scenario. The book is set in a vaguely medieval setting (We have pistols and some machinery, coaches ect), though not much writing is dedicated to expanding on the world building of time and place....

  • Kelly
    Jun 16, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...

    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...

    I was intrigued by the idea of this book. I enjoy a well written fantasy read. The idea that a binder could take away a person's painful memories and put them into a book was novel to me. Certainly the opening chapter appealed and was powerful. We have Emmett, a boy working on his fam...

    I was very lucky to receive a beautiful proof copy of this book from the folk at Borough Press and I am so pleased I did. This is a phenomenal book that is going to be a front facer in the fantasy section for a long time coming. The story of a young man who is summoned to be an apprent...

  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Dec 10, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

  • Tanja Berg
    Jan 27, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

  • Ingrid
    May 07, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

  • Donna
    Apr 22, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Jul 03, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

  • mina
    Mar 09, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

  • Jillian
    Apr 21, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

  • Nigel
    Jan 19, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...

    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...

    I was intrigued by the idea of this book. I enjoy a well written fantasy read. The idea that a binder could take away a person's painful memories and put them into a book was novel to me. Certainly the opening chapter appealed and was powerful. We have Emmett, a boy working on his fam...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 12, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

  • Hollis
    Jan 02, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

  • Umut Reviews
    Nov 24, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Feb 26, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...

    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...

  • Jo
    Feb 10, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

  • Katie.dorny
    Jan 15, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Feb 13, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

  • Paromjit
    Dec 09, 2018

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

  • Lou
    Jan 06, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

  • Brenda Waworga
    Mar 26, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

  • Malish
    Feb 17, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...

    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...

    I was intrigued by the idea of this book. I enjoy a well written fantasy read. The idea that a binder could take away a person's painful memories and put them into a book was novel to me. Certainly the opening chapter appealed and was powerful. We have Emmett, a boy working on his fam...

    I was very lucky to receive a beautiful proof copy of this book from the folk at Borough Press and I am so pleased I did. This is a phenomenal book that is going to be a front facer in the fantasy section for a long time coming. The story of a young man who is summoned to be an apprent...

    This book is an interesting example of light magic realism used in a otherwise realistic scenario. The book is set in a vaguely medieval setting (We have pistols and some machinery, coaches ect), though not much writing is dedicated to expanding on the world building of time and place....

    This book deserves all the stars. To be honest it's the best book I've read this year so far. (Now some of my friends will say "What about King of Scars"?....well ) "The Binding" is a historical fiction with a little dose of magic, which hooked me from the first pages and I held my ...

  • Lucy Langford
    Feb 26, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

  • Cendaquenta
    Mar 20, 2019

    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...

    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is ...

    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...

    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...

    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...

    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...

    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...

    If this was a recipe it would be 1 cup romance with a teaspoon of fantasy and a sprinkling of fun . It?s a male to male romance in 1800s I?m guessing though it never specifically says, in a world where all bad memories or anything you want to forget can be binded in a book and stor...

    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...

    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...

    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...

    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...

    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...

    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...

    I was excited to begin this book with its interesting premise and the promise of a blend of fantasy and reality. And I was not disappointed at first. I was intrigued by the Victorian style world the author created, one in which books aren?t filled with fictional stories that are for ...

    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...

    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...

    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...

    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...

    Brilliant story, very cleverly written. I liked the first 100 pages the best, after that it became grim. The ending was satisfactory, but the book was completely different from what I expected and I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or not. ...

    I knew a bit going in and this is one time I?m glad I did. Early on a shelf I saw on my friend?s shelving gave me a huge hint about one detail and I guess I?m okay with that too, even though it took a while to be sure of what was precisely going on. I did quickly figure out some ...

    Im so glad i love The Binding story as much as i love the cover!! this was a total cover buy book and dive into this knowing nothing about this book and basically just expected nothing too This book is kinda a mixed between Historical Magical Realism and Romance set in Victorian era...

    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...

    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...

    I adored this book. Truly. I'm honestly struggling for words to talk about it. I was so deeply invested in this story that the scenes played through my mind like a movie and, were I an artist, I could draw every setting. So deeply invested that a tragic moment left me short of breath ...