I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Wow... JUst WOOW! Frost is such a great writer, so funny... This is the sequel to Once Burned..which I just loved... and this did not fall short at all.
At the end of Once Burned, Leila lost her powers and she thought Vald would not love her anymore. So I was really nervous about this book... So Vald said he would make Leila a vamp, but he didn't ask Leila to marry him, so she left him...
Just great right! I can't believe she left VALD! But she did, and Maximus from book 1 sets his sights on Leila... Maximus even lies to Vald to keep Leila to himself... OMG...when Vald finally catches up to Maximus and Leila, after thinking Leila was dead.... BOY O BOY!
Best part of this book is when Leila and his group of friends and sister, goes out for a girls night and BAMMMM all hell breaks loose when Leila find out who the traditor is... Vald was so pissed that he had to save Leila, but boy the smex scene after that! I am still blushing....
Best Sequel ever... I am so getting the Hunter books now... Which is the series before this one...
Narration was great.. Gilbert did an awesome job of Vald, Leila and Maximus...
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I love Vlad. I always have. He pissed me off on many occasions. The book is slow in a few spots, but overall it's a fast read. It is a typical Frost story. No Bones which made me sad. We do have some Cat.
Devourer of all books fantasy
This is the second book in the Night Prince series featuring Vlad and Leila. This book picks up pretty much right after where the first book, Once Burned, left off. This is a planned trilogy with the third book as yet being untitled. I liked this book the same amount as the first one. I loved reading about Vlad but found that the plot wasn’t all that solid.
I listened to this on audiobook, the audiobook is very well done. The narrator, Tavia Gilbert, is the same narrator that has done all the Night Huntress audiobooks as well. She does an excellent job conveying character emotion and distinguishing between character voices. I highly recommend listening to any of the Night Price or Night Huntress books on audiobook.
Leila’s psychic abilities are failing her and Vlad is more distant than ever. When Vlad declares that he can never love her, she decides to cut her losses and leave him. Unfortunately for her as soon as she leaves him someone tries to kill her. The news of this sends Vlad into a furious rage. Leila is determined to find her killer and ensure her family’s safety while Vlad is determined to find Leila.
I was a bit frustrated with Leila’s character she is sooo dense, immature, and whiny when it comes to Vlad. She continually says she accepts him for who he is, but then she leaves him because she can’t accept who he is. Vlad is kind of his typical self; controlling and conniving but minus the humor that I loved so much in his characters in previous books. I felt like throughout this whole book Leila and Vlad had the same relationship problems over and over...they didn’t grow a ton as a couple.
I also still have some trouble with Leila’s “I got struck by lightening and am now full of electricity and psychic” backstory. It just seems very contrived and unbelievable to me.
There also isn’t a huge plot here, basically Leila almost gets killed when she leaves Vlad and her and Vlad have to figure out who is behind the attempt. This is a very romancey paranormal romance. Most of the book focuses on Leila and Vlad and their tumultuous path to a stable-ish relationship. There are some fun and surprising twists to the story that should keep the reader engaged.
The love scenes between Leila and Vlad are decently done. Leila is a lot more fiery than in the last book and makes a good challenge for Vlad. The way she stands up to him when no one else will makes her a good match for him. I did enjoy hearing about Vald’s past.
The story is engaging enough, there are a couple of cameos of Cat. So it was good to see her again, albeit very briefly. The book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger with not much resolved, so I always find that kind of annoying.
Overall an okay read. The plot for these books is more sparse than that in the Night Huntress novels. Most of the book focuses on Leila and Vlad’s tumultuous relationship. There is a small plot focused on trying to find out who tries to kill Leila early on in the story, but it definitely isn’t some huge and involved complicated plot. I would recommend this book to fans of the NIght Huntress series to to those who love very romancey paranormal romances.
Out of 1 to 10, I rank it a 12
She brought Excitement of the characters to life! And the voice of the characters very sexy exspecially the voice of Vlad!
I did laugh some but when I had to stop listening. I couldn't wait until I was able to listen again!
I love this book, can't wait until the next book comes out!
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
Do read the "Night Huntress" series first, then read "Night Huntress World" series before you read this series. :)
Seriously, I thought this book was more about the struggle of Vlad and his New GF working out their issues towards each other then any real adventure. It is not until the last couple chapters that the book really gets started and then it ends on a cliff-hanger. Not happy.
The Narrator is freaken AWESOME! She really OMG get into her the part. I think the guys in the studio may have had issues recording some of the scenes she acted out. I have no doubt everyone one needed a cigarette afterwords. lol
Wow'ness on that. The book was interesting, but just not what I wanted. I wanted what Jeaniene has done with every other book. Awe well,
All the series were very well done, I can't wait for the next. :)
My wife turned me on to the books written in this world the author has created starting with The Night Huntress books. Those had romance and sex, but the story was dynamic. It had depth. It had action that didn't feel forced. Lately these books have made romance and sex the center piece and the depth of the plot has disappeared. Don't think I'll be reading any more of these, but the earlier ones were fun.
must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
better and better
Tavia Gilbert is a terrific narrator. she just gets it. she gets the wit,sarcasim, romance, how to distinguish between characters, flow and what as listeners we hope for in a performance. love her.
yes, and i almost did.
this is a great sequel, better than the first book. Jeaniene Frost is so much fun to read. i love her sense of humor and she keeps things hot too.
The story was good, but i was surprised that the series wasn't over? I also felt that the narration was a bit rushed, especially from one chapter to the next. Otherwise, it was good.
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Yes, of course because it was written well and Love the narrator.
Everything! I loved it all.
I love how it ended,
Yes, it rocked!
Believer in what you can't see
Stand by me
When Vlad says he loves Leila and he ask her to marry him.
Gilbert's performance in this series is great and she is great with both male and female roles.
No, but I like how the story move along. Sookie Stakehouse series is like this, where the action keeps moving along, sometimes without a pause.
I wonder if there will be a third book.