Friday, 20 February 2015

Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost

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…

The third in Night Prince series is finally here! We catch up with Leila and Vlad as they hunt for Vlad's arch nemesis before he finds them.

I've always had a soft spot for Vlad and finally seeing him happy with Leila makes my heart burst. But Vlad's heart has been hardened over the centuries and getting him to admit that he loved Leila has made him vulnerable. The un-pronounceable Szilagyi has taunted and hurt Vlad for centuries and now realises that Vlad's weak spot is his wife. Of course, married life isn't easy but add in kidnapping and running for your life and ancient magic, and you have a taste of what Vlad and Leila has to deal with! 

Leila really has to deal with a lot of shit this time around; between Vlad being annoyingly over-protective and Szilagyi using her as bait and horrible revenge, Leila handled it all the best she could. There were a few truly terrifying moments, especially with the once-trusted Maximus. That just made me sick. 

The ending had an amazing twist that I didn't see coming; it was dramatic and a little crazy and wonderfully shocking; a great ending to build up to the last book. I always enjoy Vlad and Leila's relationship and they had some great development with Vlad's old-fashioned nature and Leila's stubbornness. I was holding my breath for most of this book, and I'm beyond happy to see that Vlad and Leila finished this part of their story all the stronger and hopefully more prepared for their final showdown. 

Published 27th January 2015 by Avon.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE urban fantasy and Ilona Andrews is my favourite but I've never picked up a Jeaniene Frost before :S
    It's brilliant to hear that the series just keeps getting better so I'll NEED to remedy this ;)
    Thanks for the great review, Anya!