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Early Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione (MoonBound Clan #2)

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Chained by Night by Larissa Ione // VBC ReviewChained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires #2)
Larissa
Ione
Published: Sept. 30, 2014 (Pocket)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Reviewed by: Chelsea

Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars

Larissa Ione brings the slow burn in Chained by Night, and I loved it. While her Demonica books often get dirty quickly, the MoonBound novels are definitely taking on a different romantic tone. And it works.

Much like the first book, we have some category tropes at play. In the case of Chained by Night, it’s a case of mistaken identity alongside an arranged marriage. If you read much historical romance, you may find some interesting choices here. Thanks to the contemporary setting and, you know, vampires, though we don’t have to deal with as much of the impropriety issues there.

Hunter is the leader of the MoonBound Clan of vampires. In order to save two of his own (in the previous novel), he’s agreed to marry the daughter of a rival clan’s leader. Rasha is far from his type. She’s cruel and has beliefs that are the complete opposite of his own. (She’s a big fan of subjugating the weak, for example.) Her twin sister Aylin, however, comes with her to the MoonBound Clan as a decoy against human attacks. She’s one of those her sister considers weak.

Aylin is smart and kind and determined. So, she’s a natural match for Hunter. Too bad marrying her isn’t an option. Rasha wants what’s hers and breaking that treaty will mean war. That doesn’t stop Hunter from spending more and more time with Aylin, and the two end up having to take a mission to save the lives of others. Expect some mega closeness. Sexy closeness.

The chemistry between Aylin and Hunter in Chained by Night was scorching the pages. They both have strong senses of duty and aren’t sure who they can trust. Watching them become closer and open to one another was a great journey. Enough to make me read this 400-page book in a single sitting.

There were a few small plot points I wanted more closure on, but the rest of the book overshadowed these small flaws.

Chained by Night better focuses on the vampires and their lore than the woes of the human side, which was more the focus of Bound by Night. There are still some interesting revelations there—mostly secrets revealed—but the novel is free of having to set the world building and only thrives in the openness to explore its characters.

Be prepared to stay up all night with Chained by Night. You’ll be ready to hear Hunter saying, “mine,” before you know it.

Sexual content: Graphic sex

7 Responses to “Early Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione (MoonBound Clan #2)”

  1. I can’t wait to get to this book. I love Ione’s work. I haven’t started this series yet *hangs head in shame*, but I do have book one on my iPod to listen to very soon. Great review.

  2. Lashawn says:

    I was very dissapointed with the first book. I was so bored that I don’t remember anythingabout it. I usually love her books, so I’m trying book 2. Hopefully it was just a fluke.

  3. I just finished this book tonight after dinner. It was so good. I liked it a little more than book one and I can’t wait for book 3. I wonder if it will about Myne or Baddon. Either will make for a great hero.

  4. Amy says:

    Great Review! I have the first book on my Kindle waiting to be read and after reading this review I want to start Bound by Night immediately so I can read this one. It sounds really good!

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