Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

My rating: 
Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?! 

Pages: 361
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: 
Scenes of sensuality. Two sex scenes. 

Synopsis:She's a mortal with dark powers...
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...
He's the Prince of Night...
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

I can't say enough good things about Jeaniene Frost. I haven't read a book that I didn't enjoy or love by her and I don't think I ever will.
Since Vlad made an appearance in the Night Huntress series along Bones and Cat, I knew I'd be wanting to read more on him. Out of all the side characters, he's my favorite, although they all rock.

Vlad is a hard character to write. There's so much expectation behind his character that you either get it or you don't. Jeaniene Frost got it.

I'm very excited that this will be a series of it's own, following in the foot steps of Cat and Bones. I don't think I would have been satisfied if it ended with HEA and then on to another character. I want as much Vlad as I can get. Also, Frost needed a new series with constant characters and this is was best choice. IMO.

As for his personality, he's different than any of the previous male leads. He has expectations to succeed and many enemies. The ability to wield fire at will is a strong power, but that's not his only strength. He is over all a powerful, ancient vampire who will do what it takes to protect what's his.

I loved Leila's spunk. She's smart, tough and loyal, but she's also a bit naive to most common things. Having the ability to see peoples darkest sin, the past, the future and to electrocute people by her touch, doesn't help her dating life. If she had one, that is. So being thrown to the vampires, especially one as hot and tempting as Vlad and still keep her cool, must have been overwhelming. I give her props.

Over all, the action was exciting and fast paced, the banter was witty and believable and the romance was electric. I can't want to get my hands on the next Night Price novel. It can't be released soon enough!!

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Leigh Savage said...

I just can't wait to get this book to read it...

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