Review: Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. Nelson

September 14, 2015 Review 2

Review: Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. NelsonWish Bound by J. C. Nelson
Series: Grimm Agency #3
Published by Ace on August 25, 2015
Genres: Adult, Romantic, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Sex scene
Reviewed by: Kate
4 Stars

From the author of Armageddon Rules, the fanciful and fun continuation of the Grimm Agency novels...

As a partner at Grimm’s magical Agency, Marissa Locks is used to working odd jobs. But when an evil queen reappears in Kingdom, life becomes too strange to handle…

Even when she’s not starting it, trouble follows Marissa everywhere. First there was the incident with the homicidal Fairy Godmother. Then there was the time she accidentally started Armageddon. But the problems that always seem to arise on Marissa’s birthday take the cake.

This year, her annual bad-luck presents include an army of invading goblins, the resurrection of two vengeful enemies from hell, and the return of the Black Queen, the evil sorceress whose reign of terror still haunts Kingdom and who happens to have claimed Marissa as her servant.

As Marissa’s friends try to save her from the Black Queen’s clutches, Marissa fights to end a bitter war that started before her birth. But her quest for peace is about to bring up some inconvenient truths about her own past—ones that might cost her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of…

WISH BOUND is a spectacular installment in the Grimm Agency series. While I can't tell if this is the last book, or if the series is going to continue, WISH BOUND takes the plot line that has grown through the previous books and finishes it out with a bang. With characters we've come to know and love, it's offers a wonderful sense of closure and offers answers to many of the questions that have come up throughout the series so far.

WISH BOUND ties up a lot of plot lines and answers a lot of questions, and does it in the normal, Grimm Agency way. And by that, I mean there is the usual action-packed fight scenes, sarcastic comments from Marissa and threats of the world ending at every turn. This formula is clearly working for Nelson, and WISH BOUND definitely redeemed the series after my dip in appreciation with ARMAGEDDON RULES.

While I felt like we saw less of Marissa's crew in this book, they were still seemingly ever-present, and some of the great moments in the book had to do with friendship and what we would do for our friends. Marissa grows up in WISH BOUND, acting more maturely in a way that she hadn't in the previous two books, which was refreshing, and the fact that we got a lot of answers to questions I didn't even know I should have had made it even more interesting (it's a bit difficult to talk about this book sans spoilers!).

All in all,  WISH BOUND was a combination of a deeper look at the interesting mythology that Nelson has created, the typical gross moments and lots of love, friendship, and loyalty. Definitely worth the read, WISH BOUND won't disappoint readers of the Grimm Agency series, and for readers unfamiliar, there will still be plenty of action and quips to keep them interested.

Series Titles:
  1. Free Agent - 5/5
  2. Armageddon Rules - 3/5
  3. Wish Bound
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2 Responses to “Review: Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. Nelson”

  1. Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    I love that book in the middle of the series that maybe isn’t my FAVORITE book, but you finally get some answers to those long awaited questions. I confess, this is the first time I’ve heard of the Grim Agency series, it sound like the perfect series to start for Halloween!

  2. Kate

    Sarah – definitely a good series for Halloween! Definitely some creepy moments…