Blog Tour Review - Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @puretextuality

Happy Halloween!  I am so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost.  This is the first book in the Night Rebel series which is set in the Night Huntress World.  This book features Ian, a character that I have loved since he made his appearance in the Night Huntress series, and it did not disappoint!

Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Rebel #1
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Date Read: October 22, 2018
Length: 384 pages
Source: Publisher
In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match!

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 carefully cultivated, devil-may-care roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers 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.
 My Review

I loved this book!  I have to tell you that I went into this book with pretty high expectations.  How could I not?!  I have enjoyed the heck out of the books in the Night Huntress world and Ian is an awesome character.  I knew that this would be a great book and I am happy to report that I was right.  Once I started reading this book, I didn't want to put it down.  It was really a lot of fun to be back in this world for just a bit.

This is the first book in the Night Rebel series which takes place within the Night Huntress world.  Fans of the Night Huntress series have had a chance to get to know many of the characters that appear in this story but this book does stand on its own.  I think that readers new to the Night Huntress world will be able to start with this book without any problem.  I have read most of the books but it has been quite a few years and I hate to admit that I forgot a whole lot of the details but I had no problem keeping up with this book.

This story focuses on Ian and Veritas.  Veritas is determined to take care of a demon and she thinks that Ian may be able to help.  I really didn't remember much about Veritas from earlier books but she is a Law Guardian and upholds vampire laws.  She is really old and has a few extra abilities.  Ian quickly learns that she may be willing to bend a few rules if it helps them achieve their goal.

Ian and Veritas made a great pair.  They seemed to understand each other from the very start.  It was fun watching them try to outsmart the other, oftentimes unsuccessfully.  They fought well together and against each other.  It was just a ton of fun to see their interactions and I loved the way that they instinctively knew when they should trust each other.

This book had everything that I was looking for when I picked it up.  There was plenty of action with some pretty intense scenes.  I found that parts of the book were rather comical and couldn't help reading with a big smile on my face.  I loved the chemistry between Ian and Veritas and enjoyed watching them become a team.  I had a great time learning about the background and extra abilities that Veritas has.

I would highly recommend this book to others.  I had a fantastic time with this story and thought that Ian and Veritas were perfectly matched.  I cannot wait to read more from this new series!

I received a review copy of this book from Avon Books.
About the Author

JEANIENE FROST is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress and Night Prince series, as well as the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband, Matthew, 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.

Author Links: Website | Amazon | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. Sounds good. I have not read her in years it seems

  2. I love Ian. He was one of my favourite characters in Night Huntress world and I'm really curious about this after not much liking some of the other spin offs.

  3. It's been a while since I haven't read a book by the author

  4. need this in my life so much! I miss her writing, I really need to finish Night Huntress

    1. I have a couple of the Vlad books to finish but loved this one!

  5. I'm half-way through the Vlad series, but your review has me wanting to skip ahead. ;)

    1. I haven't finished the Vlad series yet but I am glad I skipped ahead.

  6. This one sounds like a fun story! I'm missing out I think by not making time for this kind of story. Maybe I need some kind of Vampire reading challenge for 2019?

  7. I was very worried that this book wouldn't live up to the hype too, but I agree, it totally did. Such a fun start to this new spinoff.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  8. I really want to read more by Frost. This sounds so good!

  9. Ahh Ian is the best. I'm glad she did him justice.

  10. I am behind on the Night Huntress world and I do love it. I have held on to the last book like not reading it will not let it end. And I haven't read Vlad even though I own them all. I need to fix that this year. Nice review! Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. I haven't finished the Vlad series but this one still worked for me. I am slowly working on doing a re-read of the series in audio which has been a lot of fun.


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