Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

Chained by Night by Larissa Ione
Series: The Moonbound Clan Vampires (# 2)
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 406
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



New 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?


Review: OMG! I was so overwhelmed after finishing this title I was not sure if my review would give it enough justice. When I read Bound by Night I knew that this was going to be a great series as a result, I eagerly awaited the release of Chained by Night. So I guess you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the first book, but I must say that Chained by Night is my favorite in the series thus far. This book has everything that fans of paranormal romance would love. It’s filled with romance, action and drama. It’s an emotional story of forbidden love and sacrifice that will have you hooked from the first page.

Chained by Night tells the story of Moonbound clan leader (Hunter) who is willing to sacrifice his happiness in a bid for peace between his clan and that of his enemy’s clan. This sacrifice is huge as it means he would be tied to the daughter of his enemy for the rest of his life. This was a fate worse than death as his intended (Rasha) was considered to be a bitch from hell by all who had the displeasure to meet her.

Now Rasha has a twin, Aylin, who is the complete opposite of her. Aylin had a defective leg and as a result, she was treated as an outcast by her father and the members of her clan. Aylin had travelled with her sister to the Moonbound clan to prepare for her upcoming nuptials. Things got interesting when Hunter met Aylin and came to the conclusion that she was nothing like her sister. Things got more heated as it was obvious that they were both attracted to each other. They tried fighting their feelings for each other knowing that the consequences would be devastating if they gave in to their attraction.

Aylin may be physically flawed, but she more than made up for it with her inner strength and courage. She is selfless and she is not the type to wallow in self pity. She proved to be a warrior of the highest calibre. Hunter and Aylin are great together. I loved how they were portrayed. It made it easy for me to connect with them and to enjoy every moment of their journey.

The author’s take on the vampire genre is unique and refreshing. This is an interesting and intriguing read and I could not get enough. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.