Review: Wicked Bite (Night Rebel, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Posted January 26, 2023 by Angie in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Wicked Bite (Night Rebel, #2) by Jeaniene FrostWicked Bite (Night Rebel #2, Night Huntress Universe #15) by Jeaniene Frost
Published by Avon on January 28, 2020
Genres: Adult Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook (384 pages)
Source: Library
Purchase: AmazonIndieBound
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Some promises are meant to be broken…

Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she’s about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And catching the sinister creatures might cost Veritas her own life.

Some vows are forever…

Ian’s memories might be fragmented, but this master vampire isn’t about to be left behind by the woman who entranced him, bound herself to him, and then disappeared. So what if demons, other Law Guardians, and dangerous, otherworldly forces stand against them? Come hell or high water, Ian intends to remind Veritas of the burning passion between them, because she is the only person seared on his mind—and his soul…


Wicked Bite is a pretty great sequel, but it also suffers a bit from second book syndrome. It’s not too bad of a case, but still there, as the first book was really fantastic, and this one seemed to flounder a bit. We pick up right where Shades of Wicked left off. Veritas has left Ian at a new circus orgy as she promised, but he can’t help but notice something is missing. I was hoping the prologue (and epilogue of the previous book) being from Ian’s perspective meant were were finally getting into his head, but no. We’re sticking with Veritas which is fine, but such a tease.

Wicked Bite is all about Veritas and Ian reuniting and taking down Dagon! But it is a bumpy road, as Ian isn’t suppose to remember their relationship, and she is adamant about denying it to protect him. I’m not a huge fan of the lying to protect someone trope, especially since Veritas knows Ian has some protection from Dagon which she could use to her advantage. It just didn’t make sense, but perhaps she wasn’t thinking clearly? I don’t know, it was kind of bothersome. Luckily, I adored Ian all throughout this as he was the main voice of reason and refused to be cast aside even for what was supposedly for his own good.

My favorite part of Wicked Bite was the introduction of two very interesting characters. Yonah and Ashiel. I don’t want to spoil anything, but Ashiel’s appearance was a big revelation, and I was excited to see where his relationship with Veritas would go. Can you really trust a demon?! Yonah on the other hand was a very minor character, who was really just there to advance a plot twist, but I am intrigued. Not so much by him, but more by his island and what he does for the supernatural community. I need a spinoff series about the people who he helps!

That ending?! WTF is happening?! I both loved and hated it, if that makes any kind of sense. Obviously, Vertias and Ian need some kind of larger conflict going into the final book, but this seemed out of nowhere. I love how it showed us that we really have no idea of everything that exists in this world, but also…kind of lame in execution.

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