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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Review: Bound by Flames

Title: Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #3
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Length: Novel (384 pages/8.1 hours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Bound by Flames is book three in the Night Prince series. This time around, Vlad and Leila are on the hunt for their enemy, Szilagyi. I feel like we get to know Vlad a little bit better this time around. He's always been very guarded but we get to glimpse bits of him we haven't seen before. Anyway, since Vlad's looking for his enemy of old, Leila is staying in the castle so she's not in danger's path. Things quickly get out of hand and the book gets dark, very dark. There are graphic scenes that I know will bother some readers, so know that going in. Extreme violence and torture to name a few. That being said I think JFrost wrote the content very well.

Overall, I'm really loving the Night Prince series, and I'm so glad to see this isn't the final book. Book four, Into the Fire, should be released later this year. I strongly urge you to read these books in order, since it won't make much sense otherwise. I recommend this series if you like vampire paranormal romance / urban fantasy.

Narrator:
Tavia Gilbert continued to rock it in this installment. She handled the characters emotions very well. I need to check out more books she's narrated!

19 comments:

  1. I should read more by Jeaniene Frost, I've just read the first instalment of Night Huntress World but loved it! Glad this series is working so well for you :)

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    1. Oh yes, since you loved the Night Huntress series, you'll love this one! Bones and Cat even make a few appearances ;)

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  2. I haven't tried the spin off of the series yet but I have some, I heard great things about this one and I'm quite curious to try

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    1. I think I've loved each little spin off she's done. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. I have to laugh when someone brings it up because for the most part I don't realize I'm grabbing the man candy book covers haha :P

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  4. I love Tavia Gilbert! I really need to pick this series up. I love me some Vlad. :p

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    1. I can see why! I'm kicking myself that I didn't listen to Cat's series in audio now that I know the narrator rocks.

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  5. I so love this series. I can't wait to see what else she pulls out for this series. I know Ian has a book coming, though I can't remember when. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Oooh I can't wait for more books from her in this world :D

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  6. I have already forgotten to spell the enemy name ;)

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    1. LOL I had to look it up since I listened to the audio I was like uhhh there's no way I can spell this correctly :P

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  7. One thing I always had a problem with was that they were dependent on reading Night Huntress. I've read the books (not all but some) and I've read Vlad's first book. However, is the series connected with different books in the NH series? Will I be lost with only read Vlad's books and not the latest NH books?

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    1. The series does go hand in hand, which is an issue for me too. I did get a spoiler in reading the last Night Huntress book before the 2nd Vlad book. You should be fine, though since Cat & Bones does make the one appearance in each book you'll get a spoiler from the other series if that makes sense.

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    2. Vlad book three has a bigger spoiler for the last Night Huntress book, so I'd suggest reading Vlad #2, then the last Night Huntress, then Vlad #3.

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  8. oh I loved this one as well...but it does get very dark....way darker than I was expecting when I first read it. But I really liked what we see from both Vlad and Leila. Can't Wait for the next book.

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    1. Have to agree with you on the darkness. I wasn't expecting it either. She handled it really well though writing-wise.

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  9. What happened to his other mip? And I don't like him with his hair like that lol

    I got book 1, can I appreciate it without reading NH?

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    1. Yes, if you read #2 and #3 you'll get spoilers from NG though. If you're not planning on read those then no worries :)

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