Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost (Bought) - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.
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… From Goodreads.
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost is the third book in the Night Prince Series, and it was so good, I read the whole book in under a day! Frost really knows how to weave a story, and with charismatic and dangerous Vlad Dracul as one of the main characters, we're always going to be in for something good.
Frost doesn't wait around to get things moving in Bound by Flames. The action kicks in only a few chapters in, and it's epic. I think Szilagyi has got to me one of the most vindictive, sinister and down right horrifying bad guys Frost has ever written; his actions are shocking and disturbing, and you're left fearing how far he will go. Frost really dials up the excitement with Bound by Flames, and I couldn't put it down!
What I loved most about Bound by Flames is how it felt like it was getting back to urban fantasy. Frost's Night Huntress Series is urban fantasy, but all her spin off books have felt more like paranormal romance, with a lot more sex scenes. I think there are only two major sex scenes in this book, focusing more on the story and the characters, who have their priorities right and are trying to keep out of danger and fight their foe, rather than tearing each other's clothes off all the time. More my kind of story, if I'm honest.
I did think it ended a little too easily, considering how difficult things have been up until that point. But I loved how it ended with a cliffhanger that will make for an incredible fourth (and final?) book in Into the Fire. Really excited to see how Vlad and Leila will get out of their latest predicament!
Published: 27th January 2015
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My other reviews from the series:
Once Burned (Night Prince Book 1)
Twice Tempted (Night Prince Book 2)