Review: Shades of Wicked

Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Rebel #1
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genres: Urban fantasy
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

The Rule Breaker

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The Law Maker

Veritas’ normal role is police, judge and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s devil-may-care, roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers that Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences…

There were so many bisexuals in this book, I’m shook.

If you’re a fan of the Night Huntress World, like me you’ve probably been waiting for Ian’s book for a good while. I don’t know about anyone else, but I seriously couldn’t picture who would be capable of bringing Ian down. But Veritas came in and owned my ass, I loved her just as much as I loved Ian.

Like I said, I’ve been waiting for this book for a looooong time. I had very high expectations for it. On paper these two shouldn’t work, but they brought out the best in each other. Ian gave Veritas more spontaneity and fun in her very 5,000+ year life. Veritas brought out Ian’s more loving and mature side. Their chemistry was so authentic and the banter was A+.

I loved that neither of these characters lost their personality when getting into a relationship. They grew of course, but at the core they stayed true to themselves. The way their relationship progressed to unwilling allies to something more was very natural.

We also get to see all our favorite characters from the other series too! I loved seeing Cat, Bones, and Spade. These cast of characters work so well together. Every group scene were some of my favorites.

And of course, the plot was action-packed! The story revolves around Ian and Veritas going after a demon they both have their issues with. You’ve got some great fight scenes, some really intense scenes at the end, and lots of paranormal creatures.

The ending was such a rollercoaster. It got me so pumped for the next chapter in these characters lives. I don’t know when book 2 is being released, but it better be soon. 

five stars

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