Books of My Heart is hosting a year long read-along of the Night Huntress world books by Jeaniene Frost. COYER has adopted the read-along this year and is hosting chats for each book. You can see the schedule by clicking here. This is my first time reading the series though Halfway to the Grave has been sitting on my TBR shelf since it first came out. I’ve always enjoyed paranormal romance / urban fantasy, and vampires hold a soft spot for me. I’m excited to dive in. I’ll be posting reviews for each book the Friday before the chats. If you’d like to join us, find our group on Facebook here.
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: A Night Prince Novel #3
Published by Harper Audio on 2015-01-27
Length: 8 hours and 4 minutes
Reviewing Audiobook from TN R.E.A.D.S.
Reading Challenges: 2022 Audiobook Challenge, 2022 Backlist Reader Challenge, 2022 Beat the Backlist
The climactic third novel in New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other - and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince's reign...
Play with fire, pay the price
Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...
Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does... for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him - and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away - Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both...
Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost is third installment in A Night Prince Novel, a spinoff of the Night Huntress world featuring my favorite character Vlad and his new bride Leila. There is something to learn on every page of this one, and the pulse pounding speed of the plot will have you begging for more by the end. Please note that if you haven’t read the previous books of this series, there will be minor spoilers ahead.
Leila is a newly turned vampire (I’m unclear on the timing of this book, but I’m putting it at just a few weeks after the events of book two) and still learning her place in Vlad’s world. The two butt heads constantly. Vlad is set in his ways, unyielding, and Leila is a modern-day woman, independent and not used to decisions being made for her. Leila loves Vlad, and Vlad doesn’t really know how to show/express his love for her. This creates a whole new set of problems for the couple. Add to that a murderous vampire that everyone thought dead and it’s a whole new ball game.
The action for this one is nonstop from kidnappings to curses to New Orleans and Cat. I found myself unable to put the book down. It’s a quick read (or in my case listen). The excitement of the plot drove the story. I loved how Leila handles herself through each obstacle and proves that she is Vlad’s equal in more ways than one.
Overall I really enjoyed this one. I listened as I have the previous books. Tavia Gilbert has a unique voice/tone for each character making the story easy to follow. However her intimate scenes make me cringe (What can I say? I’m a prude 😅). Despite this, I still highly recommend it for fans of urban fantasy/paranormal romance.
*I buddy read this one with Berls @ Because Reading, Anne @ Books of My Heart, and Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms. Berls & Anne rated this one 4.5 stars while Brandee rated it 5 stars.
Join us for the final book in the readalong and Vlad’s series, Into the Fire, on Dec. 2nd.
Lillian! I’m so glad to have you back with a review for the Read-along. It’s great to buddy read with you and get your thoughts as a fellow first time reader of the Vlad series.
Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
I am enjoying it! Thanks for letting me buddy read with y’all. It’s helping me get through the series as well. 💗