Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #16
Published by Avon on January 28, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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A gift from the gods…
Veritas and Ian have finally defeated their worst enemy, but the power it took to pierce through to the netherworld has unexpected consequences. Soon, Veritas is forced to rely on the last person she trusts—a golden deity named Phanes, who seeks far more than a temporary alliance with the beautiful vampire.
Can unleash hell…
But an escape from the netherworld soon pits Veritas and Ian against supernatural beings seeking to rule over mortals once again. Now, they must rally friends and foes alike—if the vampire council doesn’t execute Veritas first. Plus, a wedge between Veritas and Ian threatens to destroy their love. Can they stand together against the unearthly powers about to be unleashed? Or does their love—and humanity—not stand a chance?
I am so happy I finally read this entire Night Huntress Universe, and especially the Night Rebels. I used to hate Ian but I enjoyed his comic relief. Now I LOVE him. It was wonderful to learn much more about Veritas and the Law Guardians since I was always curious about them. I appreciated that while we didn’t get much of Ian’s point of view; he was often with Veritas so we did see his actions and hear him. So I can’t get to the end of the Read-along and the last book in the series without spoilers so be forewarned.
I loved the first two Ian books which were 5 hearts amazing. I was thrilled Dagon wouldn’t be a factor here and we knew the new threats: Phanes (gods) and the Law Guardians. It seemed insurmountable. Wicked All Night started right in on the action and it was awesome, rather than Ian and Veritas hiding and planning for awhile. It seems surprising demons and gods haven’t played more of a role all along. But honestly, I think they always were, we were just unaware. For example, a demon was behind Cat’s secret agency.
Veritas was a bit harder to like than I expected. She seemed quite unknowledgeable for being thousands of years old. I also got tired of her trying to not get anyone else involved or hurt and take everything on by herself. It’s sort of honorable but if the big bads got away and caused more trouble because she wouldn’t consider any help, well that’s kind of dumb. Her heart is in the right place, but I expected her to be a lot smarter.
How I adore Ian. He was his confidant, bold, badass self. Ian does and says the most outrageous things. I’m impressed with his skills with magic, knowledge of demons and talent as a warrior. His loyalty and commitment is unshakeable.
It was great to see old friends like Ashael, Mencheres, Bones, Marie Laveau and even Vlad. The Law Guardians provided some surprises. I expected the different factions though, the misogynists, the progressive women and the corrupt.
Really, everything was fast paced and engaging, and then the end. It was just too abrupt; with even a few more paragraphs there would have been a few answers and better closure. A few questions I had were answered by reading A Grave Girls Getaway novella. I’m hoping for another novella to give us a bit more of the future in this world, or maybe a few more character’s points of view. I loved spending this time with Ian and Veritas and their extended circle.
I’m so glad to have chosen this series and thank you to everyone for joining me. I also need to thank Jeaniene Frost, not only for writing these fun books, but also for supporting the Read-along with sharing posts, doing the Q & A session, and providing so many prizes. She was a real pleasure all around.
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COYER FB Chat – Sunday February 5
Challenge is adopting our Read-along. You can read about COYER and join that challenge HERE. On the Sunday after the review posts, they will host a FB room (like we do for COYER book club) at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat. You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.
If you can’t attend, there is also a Facebook messenger chat which has been fun and active, set up following the live chat.
Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)
Who said “Is younger, hotter Idris with you?”
There are other options in the rafflecopter for you to enter discussion questions and quotes to share.
The quote for Who said “Untrusting. Good to know you’re cautious about some men. ” in Wicked Bite is Ashael.
The villain was Dagon.
For a US winner, this will be one digital copies ( your choice of her books) generously provided by Jeaniene Frost (US only) but they can be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.
For an Intl winner, it will be a print copy of Wicked Bite from Book Depository.
Observations and questions you shared from Wicked Bite:
(Thank you so much for sharing!) If you can answer any of these questions, you can do so in a comment.
- Who from the Vampire Council is in with Dagon?!
Quotes you readers shared from Wicked Bite:
“There’s nothing crueler than time. It stretches when you’re in pain, flies away if you’re happy, and crushes you when you remember all the years that are now gone.”
Bonus round – Read a Series in a Month January 2023:
We are doing the entire Night Rebel series for Series in a Month in January, posting on Sundays. We will have a review for the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends. We are following the author recommended reading order.
Jan 8: Shades of Wicked – Carole @ Carol’s Random Life in Books
Jan 22: Wicked Bite – Lillian @Mom with a Reading Problem
Feb 5: Wicked All Night – Anne
These are Sunday posts. There will be one COYER FB Chat at the end of the series on Feb 5th.
- That Others May Live by Sara Driscoll @Saradriscoll @JenJDanna @KensingtonBooks - November 28, 2023
- 🎧 The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Susan Wiggs @susanwiggs @avonbooks @WmMorrowBooks @sophieamoss @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks - November 26, 2023
- Sunday Post – 26 November 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - November 26, 2023
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