One of the first books I ever read from MuseItUp Publishing was Elixir Bound, by Katie L. Carroll. Not only was this book an amazing read, but it was the beginning of what's become a wonderful online friendship.
Katie has created a wonderful world in Elixir Bound, but knowing that this story came out of dealing with the loss of her sister makes it that much more of a touching read.
The cover is stunning (and just as lovely as a paperback!) But I know you're like me and a pretty cover isn't always enough to sway you. You need to see what that back cover copy says.
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone. It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
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