Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Series: MoonBound Clan Vampire #1
Publisher: Pocket Books
Available Now
Source: Publisher for review
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.
My thoughts:
If you have been burnt out by vampire PNR but still want to see if there is something good out there, then I suggest trying this book. I haven't been too burnt out, but still haven't gravitated toward these kinds of stories lately. Still, I wanted to try this one since I was thinking about reading a PNR.

I tend to like my PNR mixed with UF. This one has lots of action and more importantly, especially for a PNR, has lots of great character development. This does have somewhat insta-attraction between our 2 lead characters, but not insta-love. The attraction made them stop and question things that they had always believed, but the work toward love lay ahead of them both. Nicole and Riker had to change before they could truly come together. There is frustration and lots of romantic tension, but it doesn't overwhelm the storyline as sometimes happens. So I have to say I did enjoy the romance in this story. I also like that it took us time to really get to know these characters. Also, there are some great side characters. I can't wait to read all their stories.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I enjoyed not only the characters but the worldbuilding within this storyline. I recommend it to those that enjoy PNR and those wanting to try vampires once again.


  1. Loving the sound of the character development and I'm glad the romance didn't overwhelm.

  2. I didn't know it was a new series. I need to try a book by her one day.

  3. Perfect! I haven't read any PNR or too much UF because of burnout but I've been looking for a series to jump into.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I still haven't been burnt out of UF, but have gotten that way with PNR for a time.

  4. I need a good book that is a solid blend of PNR and UF. I grabbed a copy of this last fall and never got it read.

  5. Huh, ok then maybe it would work, I want my pnr mixed with UF too

  6. Yeah, I like my PNR mixed with UF, too. I wasn't the biggest fan of this one but I like the idea of it and will try the next one, for sure.

  7. That cover is very lovely, and the character development has me intrigued. I love when that's done right! Great review :)

  8. Lovely review Melissa, this is one on my wishlist. I still love vampires just not sparkly ones.

  9. I'm not a huge fan of PNR and definitely not one of vampires but you've certainly piqued my interest towards this one, Melissa. Thanks for putting it on my radar--I need to give it a shot!

  10. Oh I adore her books. And dang that cover is a yummy one! Glad to hear it was working for you. I still enjoy a vamped out read now and again :D I'll have to get to this one soon.

  11. I am definitely not burnt out on vampire PNR Melissa, and especially not vampire PNR from Larissa Ione. I didn't know she was coming out with a new series, so thank you for putting this one on my radar. Anything you give 4.5 stars to is something I need to read:)

  12. "I tend to like my PNR mixed with UF. This one has lots of action and more importantly, especially for a PNR, has lots of great character development."<-----THIS. This is what makes or breaks PNR for me. I've only read one book by Ione, and I don't remember much about it, but it wasn't this one, and you make me want to give her another shot. Great review, Melissa!

  13. I need to get back into reading these kind of books but lately I have been so bomdbarded by others that aghhh! Not enough time.

  14. I'm glad to hear you also were burned out on vampire pnr and enjoyed this one so much! It's been AGES since I read one, so I think it's about time to give this a try. Lovely review!

  15. I'm really looking forward to this one. I've heard great things about it and I'm curious to see how Iones gives the vamps a new spin. I've enjoyed the Demonica series and need to catch up on her other series but I snagged this one from NG when I had the chance. :)


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