Review: Portia by Christina Bauer

All Portia wanted was to save the world…she ended up with so much more.


Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn’t known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.4

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Portia is a vivacious woman locked behind people’s perception of her in Christina Bauer’s second entry in the “Angelbound Offspring” series. I am a bookworm myself and I can tell you it is easy to underestimate a chick with a book. (laugh) Bauer takes full advantage of this as Portia kicks butt and does not even bother to take names because all that matters is saving the world. 

I have to say my favorite scene is the ballroom scene – I got a little teary eyed and that is so not me. Bauer has created a character in Portia that makes you want to have her as your best friend and battle buddy. She is fierce, smart, loyal, and can laugh at herself. Love her!

Bauer creates twists in Portia that I did not see coming. Bauer addresses class and race differences and how Portia and Tempest want everyone to be seen as the same. It is nice to see this even in a fantasy world. 

This is a slow burn romance of fated mates. I believe the original version of this book did not have the love scene included as I read the new Special Edition. I love the “fun” stuff so I am glad this was added in. 

I think I liked this book overall for Portia’s humor and her character overall. Bauer created a character I would read going on other adventures. Now I get to move on to see what kind of child she and Tempest create in the third book. I cannot wait.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Books in the “Angelbound Offspring” series: (Angelbound Origins)

#1 Maxon (See my review on 13 June 2020)

#3 Zinnia

#4 Rhodes

#5 Kaps is set for release on 30 June 2020

#6 Huntress set to be released in 2021

Meet the Author

Christina Bauer

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Further Details:
Publisher: Monster House Books, 9781945723940, 2019 (Orig. pub. 30 Nov. 2015)
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Series: The Angelbound Offspring #2
Pages: 300
Sex: PG-13

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