The Binding

The Binding

Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder?a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community bu Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horr...

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Title:The Binding
Author:Bridget Collins
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Binding
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Binding Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 12, 2018
    ugh - tell me this technology is available and sign me up, please. also, sign me up for the book, double please. ...
  • Will Byrnes
    Dec 13, 2018
    We?ve been called witches since the beginning of time. Word-cunning, they used to call it?of a piece with invoking demons?We were burned for it too. The Crusade wasn?t new, we?ve always been scapegoats. Well, knowledge is always a kind of magic, I suppose. Emmett Farmer is a...
  • Ana
    Mar 10, 2019
    Well, this was a surprise! ?Emmett,? he said, ?don?t ever let me see you with a book again. You understand?? I didn?t. What had happened? I?d bought it, I hadn?t stolen it, but somehow I had done something unforgivable. The Binding is far from perfect and, in...
  • Jane
    Jan 29, 2019
    I was drawn to this book by its intriguing title, by its beautiful cover, and by the promise of a story in which books were fundamental. They were but they were books quite unlike any that I had ever read. They were books that held dark secrets and unhappy memories; drawn out from peop...
  • Caroline
    Aug 24, 2018
    ***NO SPOILERS*** In this surprisingly emotional fantasy?literary fiction blend, books are sordid things, definitely not read, and locked away in vaults at reputable companies with names such as Lyon & Sons. Each book in this world contains the wiped memories, most often horri...
  • Emer
    Feb 09, 2019
    I FREAKING LOVED THIS! Historical fiction mixed with folklore and magical realism, and a love story that gave me all of the feels!!!!!!!! YASSSSSS. Do yourself a favour and read it. Perfect for people who liked The Thirteenth Tale or The Shadow of the Wind ONE FAULT THOUGH ...
  • Deborah Ideiosepius
    Jan 05, 2019
    This book is an interesting example of light magic realism used in a otherwise realistic scenario. The book is set in a vaguely medieval setting (We have pistols and some machinery, coaches ect), though not much writing is dedicated to expanding on the world building of time and place....
  • Kelly
    Jun 16, 2018
    I was very lucky to receive a beautiful proof copy of this book from the folk at Borough Press and I am so pleased I did. This is a phenomenal book that is going to be a front facer in the fantasy section for a long time coming. The story of a young man who is summoned to be an apprent...
  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Dec 10, 2018
    This is a difficult one to review. I think I expected this book to be more fantasy than it currently is. It started very slow for my liking, and I think if it wasn't all the PR campaign and the interest that's built on Social media, if this was a book I've myself picked, I'd probab...
  • Tanja Berg
    Jan 27, 2019
    I picked this book up at the airport on Friday. It was lying by itself and I was drawn to the beautiful binding. The sheer beauty of it and the promising blurb made me pick it up. It seemed to hold the promise of magic. I didn't really find magic. I found a broken boy, Emmet, who is...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Jul 03, 2018
    Title: The Binding Series: Standalone Author: Bridget Collins Release date: January 7, 2019 Genre: historical fiction, fantasy I had such high hopes for this book and I'm so disappointed that I didn't love it. When I read the synopsis it sounded like Eternal Sunshine of the S...
  • mina
    Mar 09, 2019
    ?4+ I finished it, it took me some time but I finally finished it. And to be honest I don?t know should I kick myself for not finishing it sooner or pat myself on the shoulder. I loved reading this so much. Collins created a world where books are forbidden and feared, where B...
  • Ithil
    Nov 25, 2018
    Immediately after finishing it: This is probably going to be a massive hit next year. I loved every second of it and the characters. OMG they have shown me their story, not told me, and I have lived it with them feeling it deeply. What an amazing book. I'm so going to be recommending i...
  • Nigel
    Jan 19, 2019
    I was intrigued by the idea of this book. I enjoy a well written fantasy read. The idea that a binder could take away a person's painful memories and put them into a book was novel to me. Certainly the opening chapter appealed and was powerful. We have Emmett, a boy working on his fam...
  • Menna van Praag
    Jan 12, 2019
    Every so often, once in a decade if I?m lucky, a book comes along that grips me with such force that I lose my mind a little. In my pre-teens it was The Water Babies, in my teens Rebecca, in my 20s The Time Traveller?s Wife, in my 30s The Night Circus. In my 40s it might just be Th...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 12, 2018
    Very difficult book to review this, without giving away the secrets that make it pure magic on the page, but let?s see how we go. Imagine if you could bind away your memories in a book ? once written and bound you forget. You can leave the bad behind. Is that good? Or would it emp...
  • Hollis
    Jan 02, 2019
    I'm starting to become a little disillusioned with upcoming releases by unknown or new-to-me authors. THE BINDING has an excellent marketing campaign, a gorgeous cover, and was a book I wanted to get into my hands, desperately, due to a (inaccurate) comparison to a book I love. However...
  • Kindling Micky
    Dec 10, 2018
    THE BINDING felt to be a unique read, within a historical/magically-orientated world. THE BINDING is about my favourite subject, books. It is about the making of them and what is behind the whole need to make a book; it wasn't at all what it seemed to be. More than anything, THE BINDIN...
  • Umut Reviews
    Nov 24, 2018
    2.5 stars. I had high hopes for this book, really loved the premise, but I think it?s one of those cases that it delivered something else than promised. The idea sounded very original; people?s bad memories binded in a book, so that they don?t remember them anymore. It sounded li...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Feb 26, 2019
    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **3.5 stars** The Binding by Bridget Collins. (2019). Emmett is working on his family's farm when a letter comes summoning him to be an apprentice for a bookbinder; bookbinders evoke fear, superstition and prejudi...
  • Jo
    Feb 10, 2019
    I had such high hopes for this book, and I'm left feeling dreadfully disappointed. This book was overhyped, and that I'm positive of. I really couldn't wait to get my hands on this. The plot sounded intriguing and I adored the cover. Lets be honest, it is quite something, and I was kin...
  • Katie.dorny
    Jan 15, 2019
    SPOILERS AHEAD I loved this! And the gays get a happy ending!!!! 2019 is treating us good!! Emmett is a sick young man, but he is handed off by his parents to a binder - a woman who can take traumatic memories and bind them in books to make you forget. She has specifically r...
  • Tahlia
    Dec 15, 2018
    Blog Post: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museofnyxma... *I was provided with an ARC of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication. The Binding was one...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Feb 13, 2019
    The premise of The Binding in one sentence : terrible people are terrible, and when I say terrible what I really mean is everyone. It's terribly gruesome and disturbing at times and portrays abuse in many shapes, yet I couldn't look away. For the past few days, I've been wondering...
  • Paromjit
    Dec 09, 2018
    Bridget Collins has written a beautifully imagined piece of fantasy historical fiction, a sumptuous love story, of poor farmer's son, Emmet Farmer, and the wealthy, privileged Lucian Darnay, doomed to be star crossed lovers. In this world, books are not what we would recognise them to ...
  • Lou
    Jan 06, 2019
    The Binding, Bridget Collins's first adult novel, is a book full of wonderful magic and searing heartache. A special hybrid of fantasy and historical fiction, it is a sumptuous and emotional affair which is substantial in its sincerity and exquisite in its writing. The premise, that me...
  • Talkincloud
    Mar 10, 2019
    Marvelous! It was just what I needed right now. Such a magical story with great characters and wonderfully developed romance. I want more! ...
  • AnnaG
    Jan 10, 2019
    Great concept, but didn't live up to its potential in my opinion. I wasn't keen on the characters and I kept on thinking how much better a plot I could have come up with based on this concept. ...
  • Malish
    Feb 17, 2019
    This book deserves all the stars. To be honest it's the best book I've read this year so far. (Now some of my friends will say "What about King of Scars"?....well ) "The Binding" is a historical fiction with a little dose of magic, which hooked me from the first pages and I held my ...
  • Lucy Langford
    Feb 26, 2019
    4**** This book was spellbinding and included an original concept (about books!) that I had never read before; it completely ensnared me into its pages. The tale starts of with Emmett, a farmer from a small house in the country, plagued by nightmares which in turn effect his work...