Jabril by D.B. Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I'm so happy that I finally got introduced to this series! I don't know why I haven't read these books before now. They have everything I love about paranormal romance -- hot vampires, sexy seduction scenes, pulse pounding action, and some wonderful writing.
For the first half of this book I was really worried that it was heading in a direction I wouldn't like. There is a lot more darkness in this Cyn centered tale than the previous one. Cyn is still crushed and heart broken, Raphael is still being a stubborn fool, and there is a pretty evil vampire lord that has his eyes set on "stealing" Cyn from Raphael. In the territory of Jabril (the evil vampire) there are two wealthy young girls who are being used as giant piggy banks to fund his empire. Cyn gets drawn into Jabil's horrible scheme only to come out as the Cyn I love -- the tough chick who can rescue herself.
In this book we get to learn a lot more about Raphael's vampires, too. Alexandra and Duncan are prominently highlighted, and I wonder if we will see more of them in the future. The thing that I most enjoyed (of course) was that we finally get some really good HEA. There was a lot of angst, and I kept waiting for them to screw it up, but the epilogue was almost shockingly perfect. This serious has me 100% hooked and it's going to take some serious effort to clear out my "to-read" queue so I can finish this series by reading the next few books back-to-back.
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