🎧 Berls Reviews Wicked Bite

Posted January 20, 2023 by Berls in Review / 4 Comments

🎧 Berls Reviews Wicked BiteWicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Rebel #2
Published by HarperAudio on January 28, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library

In the newest Night Rebel novel, set in
New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress world,
beautiful, daring vampire Veritas risks all to protect Ian...

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...

My top thoughts:

This was another FANTASTIC read! With the Night Rebel books, Jeaniene Frost is 2/2 for me! I left the last book on the edge of my seat and so anxious to see what would happen next. Not only did I not predict anything correctly, I way underestimated where things could go. I buddy read with Anne, Lillian and Brandee and – for the second book in a row – we all gave this 5 stars.

What I liked/didn’t like:

In an attempt to not spoil book 1 for those who haven’t read it (and seriously, you need to if you’re at all a fan of the Night Huntress world!), I’m going to be pretty vague about what happens in this book and focus on my reactions/feelings.

Veritas did frustrate me a little, but her behavior was not unreasonable. I just wanted to shake her for being unfair to herself and, as a side effect, Ian. Ultimately, though, she’s acting out of love and I can’t fault her for that. Ian, on the other hand, showed exactly who he is. The depths of this man — which I just KNEW were there — shined so bright I don’t see how anyone could miss it (and yet, they still don’t see him clearly). I do think Cat and Bones might be finally starting to see. Maybe?

There are some really big reveals in terms of Veritas’s history/identity and even bigger questions — hello second cliff-hanger of the series! There’s also incredible – yes, incredible – action and magic. And, if you’re looking for some spiciness, you won’t be disappointed either. Veritas and Ian’s reconnection is far from mild. I do feel like there’s a lot to answer in just one book… I have a little bit of a concern that I’m not going to get all my questions answered ever. But I’ll reserve judgment on that note until I’ve read the final book.

Narrator thoughts:

I listened to this, and like book 1, I’m pleasantly surprised. Has Tavia Gilbert become a favorite narrator? No, absolutely not. But she also isn’t bothering me! And that’s with considerable sections with Bones (her voice for him grated on me considerably until these books). One of three things has happened –

  1. she took some notes and improved;
  2. these books are so damn good that I just can’t be bothered by her narration; and/or
  3. I’ve grown accustomed to her voices.

It’s probably some combination of all 3. But whatever the reason, I’m thankful, as I’d never get through all these books this quickly without listening. Can’t wait for book 3!

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4 responses to “🎧 Berls Reviews Wicked Bite

  1. I was always good with Bones voice because his accent seemed to fit his beginnings and I assumed he uses it to make others under estimate him. That being said sometimes there isn’t a rhyme or reason why we are annoyed by someone’s voice so I understand- glad you enjoyed this book!