~Book Review~ “Things That Should Stay Buried” by Casey L. Bond

My Review:

When the world as we know it ends, Larken finds herself in the fight for her life surrounded by the unlikeliest of allies . . . including a brother who is not hers by blood and a celestial being unburied after a long forgotten slumber.

I don’t want to give anything away, and I can’t even imagine trying to sum up this plot without spoiling it, other than to say it’s like nothing I have ever read before.  It’s incredibly unique and the characters have amazing depth dragging the reader into the story right along with them as they work to find a way to save Larken in a new world where almost everyone is out to destroy her.

These characters were everything.  Kes and his relationship with Larken is beyond special.  As, it’s one thing to be siblings by blood and another entire to be siblings by choice.  I was intrigued by Aries and loved watching him become an even better version of himself.  Helena rocked it as Larken’s confidante and guide in a crazy new world.  And, Larken was so much more than your average 17 year old.  Her caring nature,  pure heart and ability to love deeply.  Her strength of will and determination o push forward and not give in to fear.  And, her readiness to sacrifice everything for those who love all combines to make her an incredible protagonist.

While a romance of sorts, Things That Should Stay Buried was a study in the  binds of friendship and family, both by blood and by choice.  Casey L Bond, you have done it again by creating an incredibly unique and captivating fairy tale!  5 stars!

Title: Things That Should Stay Buried

Author: Casey L. Bond

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Mythologya

Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen

Cover & Trailer Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services

Publication Date: August 28th, 2020

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…

The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.

Larken is a natural born sprinter, but even she can’t outrun the darkness closing in. A shelter-in-place order has been issued, causing widespread panic. Some brush the alarm off as a drill, until people begin to disappear… vanishing without a trace. Left with only one option, Larken’s brother does what he must to save her life… and calls forth Aries.

Considered a traitor by his own kind, only Aries has the power to stand against the Zodia. But he can’t do it alone. Mystically bonded to Larken, the pair must band together for the fight to come if either hope to make it out alive. Neither anticipated the passion that would ignite between them. Yet, in a world suddenly thrust into chaos, it may be the key to their survival.

The Zodia are out for blood with their attentions inexplicably focused on Larken. When long buried truths finally come to light, will their love be their salvation or their curse?

“A mesmerizing and haunting twist on a familiar tale you don’t want to miss. “ – Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series

“Casey L. Bond reaches for the stars to bring us Things That Should Stay Buried. The Zodia are beautiful, dangerous and to die for.”- New York Times Bestselling Author Chanda Hahn


Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.


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