Title: Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: The Night Prince
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Once Bitten
2. Twice Tempted
Date Started: September 8
Date Finished: September 13
Format: ebook from the electronic library
It’s been a while since I’ve read the others book in the series and I had to read my own reviews to rehash my memory of what happened. So in the last book, Vlad got married to Leila after realizing that he couldn’t live without her. Maximus became an asshat. Marty keeps on being undead despite all the attempts on his life. And Leila and Vlad found out that their worst enemy – whose name I still can’t spell to save my life and who will be known in this review as Big Bad – is still alive. Now, they’re on the move to take him out before he can take them out.
Vlad is still being his archaic self, and is over protecting Leila to the point where she’s about to lose her shit. They’ve discovered that if he coats her in his aura, she can’t use her electric or telekinetic linking abilities. This doesn’t go over well when Leila realizes that he’s doing this on purpose. It doesn’t help either that he keeps going off on his own, leaving her at the mansion armed with a lot of guards. However, that plan doesn’t seem to work when Big Bad attacks the mansion, causing it to explode and attacks the survivors with flame. He was hoping to kill Leila, but instead – at Maximus’s insistence – takes her prisoner…
At this point in Frost’s Night Prince/Huntress world, I think I’ve seen it all, because I was kind of numb to a lot of what happened in this book. Sure, the kidnapping and torturing of Leila was sort of new, and the way Maximus seemed to have turned on Leila and Vlad to join Big Bad was kind of devious, but other than that. Yawn. Leila and Vlad’s arguments got old. The sex scenes also lost their torch, and when the big final battle hit, it was kind of lackluster. Not to mention the twist with the necromancer was about as dead as the grave magic he works with.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Now either I’m on one of my book burnout streaks, or Frost has gotten a little bit too predictable. I think it’s the latter. Where is the sarcastic Vlad who could give Cat a run for her money? I miss him.
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