Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reviewing Mind Bond by Julie Haydon

Mind Bond by Julie Haydon 4*
BLURB: "The year I turned sixteen, the media featured reports of a worldwide phenomenon – the emergence of Interspecies Telepaths, or ISTs."
When Christa Wilder mind-bonds with Magnus, a wolf pup, on a camping trip in Sakima National Park, her life changes forever.
As the bond between Christa and Magnus grows stronger, other ISTs befriend them, including teenage Romy and her mountain lion, and Karl, a famous wildlife artist, and his golden eagle.
But not everyone is happy that ISTs exist or that wolves have been successfully reintroduced to Sakima, especially when wolves begin killing livestock on nearby ranches. Suddenly, with the first wolf hunting season about to open just beyond the park's boundaries, Magnus's pack is placed in jeopardy.
Even inside the park there is danger because a lunatic is slaughtering animals while staying one step ahead of the authorities. Next on the hit list: a wolf.
And, unbeknown to Christa, her brother, Josh, who went missing on his fifth birthday, has reappeared, but what sort of man is he? Why is he keeping his identity a secret?
Soon Christa is forced to commit to a new life full of challenges, friendships, learning, love and loss. With her psychic grandmother and her best friend, Ava, Christa will explore her spiritual beliefs, discovering a deep connection with nature and Spirit. But, most importantly, Christa will discover the sheer joy of the Mind Bond.

My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley. The blurb really says it all about this book. It is well written and was interesting enough to make me want to read her next IST story. Some of it was rather predictable but the mystery of the poacher was such that I was totally surprised when the identity was revealed. I enjoyed it and think anyone who is interested in nature and animals will find this an interesting story too.n.b. I am probably not doing this book justice as I am currently grieving for my husband who died less than a week ago.

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