Crescent bound by Karli Rush

Alyssa Worthington is the daughter and sole heir to the most prestigious coven in the witch world. Her childhood has been spent in the mundane human world learning to blend in and hide who she truly is, and it is here, during her last year that she meets a striking ex-high school quarterback from a small town in Montana who will turn her world upside down.

Alyssa holds the element of fire, unlike her best friends Lisa and Megan, who are both air elementals. It is the elemental powers that reside inside which require positive thoughts and positive actions in order to maintain this magickal connection. What would happen to a witch that let this get out of control? How can evil become the driving force behind revenge and death?

Dark secrets, dark magick and a desperate desire for revenge will bring Alyssa to the brink of destruction. She is being chased, but this pursuit is a silent one and her chaser has but one goal, Alyssa’s complete and total destruction. Will she overcome this dark threat and begin to live out her destiny? Will she survive and if so, will she lose herself as part of the price for being alive? Or, will her destiny rest on being crescent bound?

With all these dark forces creeping around silently in Alyssa’s life, her coven pushes for answers, some of the answers about an eighth and missing coven, in the witch world, lie with her new interest. Marcus may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the silent darkness threatening the seven remaining covens.

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Karli has always blazed her own trail, whether popular or not. She has three wonderful sons and is contently married to a supportive husband. Her passion outside of writing is photography and all things natural. She is an Autism advocate and enjoys hiking, bike riding and family. Karli was born deep in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory where she grew up loving everything paranormal and has even, first hand, witnessed a womanly spirit. The sighting, as it is referred to, occurred in Eureka Springs, Arkansas one of the top ten most haunted hotels, The Crescent Hotel. This experience captured Karli in ways that have expanded her beliefs about the possibilities of other realms.

As a teen, Karli was an avid reader, she sought out solitude for her passion in nearby Indian Graveyards. Although writing was something that has pulled at her most of her life, it wasn’t until a recent visit to a Shaman, who saw her spirit’s need for creativity, that she truly began down the path.

The Crescent Bound series is her first work which will consist of five books in all. She is simply thrilled to be able to share all the adventures of Alyssa Worthington with you.

Karli’s ideal world would be one of open-minded kindness from everyone.

My Review;

I was captivated by this book from begging to end.  Its a Ya book but it really doesn’t read like one. There are a lot of sex scenes in this book so yes maybe for a older teen to read is ok but it is clearly also for adults alike.

Its very well written and the plot is great. Its not your average witch coven book. In my initial review on other sites I remarked about mistakes that the book should be rewritten, the Author Karli Rush kindly responded that it is being rewritten. So anyone who read a review  with this complaint disregard it.

I love how Karli actually writes the spells into the book and uses all the charms and candles that witches use. plus the fact that Aylssa and her father are into drag racing. Kickass for a girl who owns a great muscle car that’s fast as hell and she strives to be faster and also works on her own car along with her father. The family relationship is loving and just outright wonderful.

I seen this on Amazon for free and it peaked my interest just from reading the book blurb so I got it and I am so glad I did. I like witch anything basically if it is written well and not too far fetched as some are. This book is not. If you have any  doubts don’t! Read This Book!


Alyssa and her friends Megan and Lisa are teenage witches who go to a mudane high school  this is where they learn the human way before they go on to wiches school the Arcane. At school they keep themselves cloaked  most of the time mainly because Megan basically is a wild witch and  Alyssa and Lisa get tired of cleaning her messes up with humans which means they have to do a mind sweep.  They aren’t well known at the school because no one really ever sees them and they really have no desire to be seen.

Alyssa is from 2 parents who are achemists so she is very well breed into the witches ways and doesn’t care for humans, she thinks they are cruel to each other and her motto as most witches is “do no harm unto anyone, protect your family” and she lives by this.

So Alyssa one day is at her locker talking to Lisa when she just vanishes, one of their witch skills and a human boy sees Alyssa. Shes kinda freaked at 1st but then she wonder if she let her cloak down. Hes pretty captivates with her and when she looks up and sees him he is gorgeous and she is kinda captivated by his looks so she reminds herself repeatedly that he is human and witches don’t date humans , it is trouble, they get hooked then her and her friends have to do the mind sweep thing.

As the story goes on eventually Aylssa can’t resist Marc. They end up dating she invites him to a race that she ends up racing in, then a fight breaks out between her old boyfriend David and Marc and David uses his fire element to fight him but Marc moves really fast for a human and Aylssa with her fire elemnt can’t control herself and her arms light up also in defense of Marc.  Aylssa thinks and after this fight is over she has to mind sweep him.As she is taking him to the office  to do the mind sweep when she is telling him and he kisses her and all of a sudden she runs to her father saying she can’t do it. Her father knows why, of course not telling her yet. So marc now knows that he is at a race with a bunch of witches. but he doesn’t care he just thinks Aylssa continues to amaze him with her skills of racing , and the fire element, among other things.

Later in the story we learn that Marc is from a long line of  witches that are extinct.  So they now know he has power just doesn’t know how ot access it. Alyssa’s father eventually begins to teach him. Alyssa and Marc finally have sex and he reaches over to his night stand and Aylssa is wondering why because she doesn’t worry about birth control. no witch does when out of no where he binds her with his love and she does the same , now you will have to read the book to see how this all comes about and what it does to them at this moment but since they are bound they are lifemates never to be with another.

Dawson and Lisa are also lifemates and those two just can’t be parted when they do get together. The only one who has not found her lifemate is Megan but she is too busy having her fun with humans anyways. Megan and lisa are air and water and Dawson is a fire user as is most of the witches in this book.

Now lets not forget Kelly who is Marcs ex girlfriend but never seems to leave him alone. He seems ot not want to be bothered and Alyssa doesn’t care because of the bond they hold , she didn’t care before the bond because she overheard a conversation with each other of him telling her he didn’t want anything to do with her to move on he has.

Now after Alyssa and marc bond she gets very sick and she is so cold and can’t understand because witches don’t get sick, so her mother does a healing spell on her for 4 days and she can’t go out of the house at all but she really wants to be with Marc and her friends.  She comes to find out that when her and Marc bonded  her fire element turned to the Ice element which is rarely hear of. actually her and Marc are now the only 2 witches in known in existence to have it. Plus a witch is not known to take on the others element when bonded. Her father being a Worthington witch of the highest standard to the coven is looking into this.

Alyssa gets attacked ta a race by another witch when shes is  getting her car ready and the girl who is unknown to her is yelling at her ot leave david alone, why on earth would she think this is Aylssa’s thoughts besides the bitch is ruining her car. so she finally incases her in ice and Marc comes along and help her. then David shows up and swears he had no knowledge of this girl coming here and thinking anything is going on between them. especially since the two are bonded for life.

Once Aylssa’s father finds out they have to go to California to explain to the Covent he girl comes from that she was  attacked by another witch from their coven. Now prom is the day she gets back so she and her dad have a day of it getting the most fabulous dress she can find and she is concerned when she doesn’t get ahold of Marc but she talks out her friends and finds out Kelly’s brother has died and he is with her so she thinks nothing of this because of their bond  and she trusts him.  Her and her friends go to the prom in a limo and s they meet their guys there , well except Megan who is on the prowl. So Marc tells Aylssa is he getting them drinks and never returns and the girls are ready to head out to a party so she goes looking for him and finds him kissing Kelly and just then Lisa shits in besides her and see also. she try’s to shift from him but doesn’t know the building and now Megan and Lisa are beside her trying to help with their elements of slamming doors with the wind.

She finally makes it to the parking lot where they guys are waiting and she is devastated and they see this so when marc catches up they help her get away by throwing fire at him. she leaves with David who takes care of her because of what he did she becomes very sick. 3 weeks later she finally leaves but there is a lot that goes on in that 3 weeks and your just going to have to read the book.

eventually Alyssa is tricked into seeing Marc and they get back together. Of course with him now swearing and understanding just what the bond really meant. They are so happy to be together again  and finally graduated, actually while Aylssa was sick so she is looking forward to going out the arcane . In the process of her begin gone with David her parents move closer to the school. One night they surprise her with her very own house for her and David, which works out well. they have a great party inviting all kinds of knew witches from the arcane and of course their friends.

Alyssa is given another gift by her father putting her in the try out for national races and she is really excited and the night before she has a really bad dream her car is on fire, Marc ask her to reconsider but are you crazy? now form here it gets really interesting and I am not giving anymore spoilers out so you just have to read this book.

If I go on I mid as well tell you all the best parts which I did skip a lot in between. there is so much to this story between love story and racing dn jealous witches it is one hell of a ride. so g read it and I can bet you will rush to buy book 2 which is already releases ad waiting. I bought it the minute I was finished with this book.

Karli Rush has a talent for writing about the supernatural. I love the detail she puts into her books. just enough to keep you wanting to read on.



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