Thursday, October 2, 2014

Review: Chained by Night

Title: The Moonbound Clan Vampires #2: Chained by Night

Author: Larissa Ione

Date of Publication: September 30, 2014

Formats Available: Paperback, E-book

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SynopsisNew York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Larissa Ione sets the night on fire with a thrilling new novel of irresistible hungers and immortal enemies in a world as sensual and dark as her Demonica series...

Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction- or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader's daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress's identical twin sister?

My Review:

I absolutely loved the first book I read by Ione and I had high hopes that I would love this one too. I was not disappointed; yet again Ione totally blew me away and I ended up loving this book just was much as I loved the first book in this series. Ione truly has a talent for paranormal romance!

Let me just start off by saying I absolutely ADORED Aylin and Hunter. They were two of the most real and down to earth leads in paranormal romance and I just loved that about them. I have a soft spot in my heart for characters with disabilities and what Aylin had to go through with her crippled leg just made me love her all the more. Likewise Hunter was as real as they come, spending his spare time with movies and video games just as much as any other guy. Not only did I love them but I loved all the secondary characters as well; one of the things I love about these characters so much is that they aren't cruel or unnaturally perfect, like a lot of the other characters in PNR, they have their flaws and weaknesses and thats what makes them so fun to read about.

Not only were the characters amazing but I just couldn't get enough of the sexual tension between Aylin and Hunter. Ione did a fatnastic job with their relationship and I could feel the connection between them. Ione did a really great job making the romance between them feel genuine, rather than a little sleazy like some romances end up feeling. The quest they went on together really bound them together and going through such a similar experience really created a bond between them. Even though their attraction seemed to stem almost out of nowhere I was impressed by how well Ione handed the sudden attraction and made their relationship sound reasonable, even though it was bordering on a "insta-love".

Not only that but the plot was absolutely fantastic. Ione does amazing job blending action and romance; using the action filled moments to create a deeper relationship between two characters. Between the quest Hunter and Aylin went on to the political unrest this novel had plenty more going on than just the romance. Likewise each of the characters added their own little spin on the action, each of them was wonderfully written and I especially loved the drama Rasha added to the novel. Harsh and cruel she was constantly throwing out little barbs that made for some interesting character interactions. At the same time there was more to her character than just cruelty, underneath it all she had a little bit of a soft spot and I'm hoping we get to see more of that in coming novels.

The second book in The Moonbound Clan Vampires series was just as amazing at the first and I whole-heartedly recommend this series to fans of paranormal romance. Ione is quickly becoming one my favorite authors and with good reason, she's a talented writer and I just can't get enough of her characters!