Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

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Book: Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires #1)
Author: Larissa Ione
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date Published: September 24th, 2013
ASIN: B00A2819G4
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***Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review***
4 out of 5 Stars
Larissa Ione's bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night...


Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .


A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.
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   First off I've got to say that I love Larissa Ione's books, every one I've read has been really good if not great. I'm so excited for this series because Bound by Night is a really good start with fabulous world building. It is hard in the world of PNR to find something really different and Ione is really good at coming up with something unique. And this story is not like anything else I've read.
  In Bound by Night vampires have been made into slaves who serve humans and have little to no personal rights. Riker is a member of one of the free vampire clans that are hiding out while fighting back. It's easy to feel for the vampires and their plight in this dark, bleak world. Nicole is on the other side in the beginning, coming from a family that has made its money from these slaves. After her family was slaughtered in a vampire uprising she's left terrified of them. Both characters were interesting and the side characters were equally captivating. I'm actually looking forward to seeing some of them get their own books.
  The story was really good, with only a few minor things I didn't like. The main problem I had with the book is that Nicole seems to fall for Riker so quickly. It should have taken her a while to come to terms with her fear of vampires after living with the anxiety her whole life, but shortly after Riker kidnaps her she begins to want him. I do get it though, they sort of have some history, and it didn't however stop me from really liking the book, but the beginning was a little crazy. It is an excellent start to the series though and I'm dying to read the second book, Chained by Night!
“Nothing to finish? You wondered why sex with a vampire was such a big deal. I’m going to show you.” He moved toward her, slowly, like a cat sneaking up on a bird. “Stamina.” He stepped closer. “Multiple orgasms.” Closer, and her mouth went dry. “Flexibility.” Closer. Her skin flushed hot. “Strength.” Closer. Her stomach did a flip-flop. “The ability to sense heat so we know what parts of the body are the most sensitive at the right time.” Closer. A throbbing ache started low in her pelvis. “The ability to hear the slightest change in the tempo of your pulse so we know exactly how every stroke, kiss, and lick affects you.” Oh. Dear. Lord.”-Bound by Night
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1 comment:

  1. Le sigh, the prickly insta-love. I loved this series though, I love the sci-fi twist on vamps and the whole "vampire tribe" going on. This is how TB should've done it instead of that mess they did with the story.


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