No, no, no! Not my favorite character! | Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost Audiobook Review

Posted March 24, 2017 by Zeee in Reviews | 2 Comments


No, no, no! Not my favorite character! | Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost Audiobook Review
Title: Into the Fire
Written by Jeaniene Frost
Read by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Prince #4
Published by HarperAudio
Publication Date: February 28th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Flame Rating: three-half-flames


In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampires’ . . .In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

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Finally, FINALLY – we get the last and final book in the Night Prince novels! This book was a long time coming since publishing had been pushed back for about a year. So now, at last, we get Vlad and Leila’s happily ever after!

I must say that I had high hopes for this book. In fact, Once Burned was the first book by Jeaniene Frost that I read! But I still have to say that Cat and Bones are the star couple.

Anyway, back to Vlad and Leila’s romance. Their romance felt a little meh for me and yes, Leila was SUPER frustrating. Oh, and Vlad, too! Basically both of them grated on my nerves this time and I thought that they shouldn’t even be together! Yes, I was that frustrated with the both of them.

But that isn’t saying that the writing was bad. No. In fact, I loved the twist with the villain. And I also loved the secondary characters. In fact, Leila and Vlad were overtaken by Ian! Man, he was more interesting than these two! I am so happy that he will be getting his own series (it’s called The Night Rebel novels, by the way! EEEEEP!).

OMG Ian’s book! I am actually excited for this and I HATED Ian in One Foot in the Grave!

Also, we do NOT get to meet Cat and Bones and View Spoiler » Then again, I am a Cat and Bones fan, so….

Frost actually lost me in the end when the villain was finally revealed. And the Mircea reveal? Meh, it was too weak for me. The very last battle scene was not as thrilling and not as fulfilling as her other books. And also Mencheres? sigh*

AND I DO HAVE A BEEF WITH THIS ONE BECAUSE MY FAVORITE CHARACTER ACTUALLY DIES!! RANT RANT RANT! View Spoiler »

So basically, the last quarter of the book really did it for me. I wasn’t a fan of it and I wish that didn’t happen because – gaaaah!

I honestly did enjoy the first 3/4 of the book. The sudden shift in villain was a surprise but it was a little bit confusing since the build up of this villain basically started in the previous 3 books.

The writing is typical Jeaniene Frost, full of sass and intensity, especially on the part of Vlad. But I do wish there was more focus on Vlad and Leila’s relationship and not both of them keeping secrets from each other.

The audiobook is SUPERB as always! Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, she really internalizes each character and uses distinct voices for each of them. Not on that, she uses a LOT of different voices and she just sucks me in! This narration really made me enjoy the book better than I normally would.

Books Like Into the Fire

  • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward features a super alpha vampire who is the head of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is the book (and series) that started it all! Also featuring another alpha vampire named BONES! (Yes, MY LOVE, BONES!)

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne Star
Romance
One StarOne StarHalf a Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Cover
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 3.5

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How would you feel if your favorite character dies? Would that impact your enjoyment of the book?

Also, do you like it if secondary characters are more interesting than the main characters and take over the book? Share your thoughts bellow!


About Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is a Brooklyn- and Maine-based award-winning narrator with nearly 300 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge
  • 2017 Review Challenge

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2 responses to “No, no, no! Not my favorite character! | Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost Audiobook Review

  1. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this one and even though I liked this one quite a bit, my least favorite of the series. I mean so many shocks but what happens to Marty??!!! I was bawling my eyes out so badly. And I wasn’t a huge fan of secrets and even though I love Ian…he kinda stole the show in this book but I am looking forward to see what happens next with him.
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    • I know wha you mean! Now that is what I absolutely hate, when secondary characters steal the show! Also, I think Jeaniene Frost had a hard time wrapping up this series. But I am definitely looking forward to Ian’s story!! Eeek!

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