Hello fellow bibliophiles!
Today’s review is the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost! Frost’s vampires have unique twists, which is a breath of fresh air, considering how many vampire books are on the market today. You might know Jeaniene Frost by her Night Huntress series (review here), and if you’re familiar with the Night Huntress books, you’ll know Vlad Tepesh, the pyrokinetic vampire. Vlad has received his own series, and it is well-deserved! Cover blurb for the first book, Once Burned, below:
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.
Since the third book in the series, Bound by Flames, is coming out January 27th, it was past time for a review to be posted about this fantastic series. Although you don’t really get to know Vlad that well in the Night Huntress series, these books really go deep into his past and his personality, and we get to see what makes the enigmatic vampire tick.
The heroine of this series, Leila, is a joy to read. She’s quite sharp and witty, and her internal dialogue is very funny. Without venturing into spoilery territory, let’s just say that over the course of the two books that are out so far, she grows her powers into a formidable weapon, but she was never weak to begin with. Even as a human going up against vampires, Leila is a force to be reckoned with, and that is part of the reason that Vlad finds her so irresistible.
Vlad himself is possessive, ornery, fierce, and powerful. Some of the things that he says are outrageous, and others are ridiculously attractive. To be honest, most of his statements are a combination in varying degrees of both. He is quite a fascinating character to read, and every bit of his past that was revealed made me want even more.
If you are like me and desperately waiting for the third book to arrive, Jeaniene Frost has posted three excerpts on her website, so go read them if you want to be driven crazy with anticipation.
Happy reading, and go buy the damn books already!