Title: Wicked Vampire Mate
Author: Bella Klaus
Genre: Urban fantasy
Rating: Four stars
“I’m caught in the worst kind of trap, and there’s no way out.
When I double-crossed Draco, I hadn’t expected him to retaliate.
But now I’m stuck, and my only chance of ever seeing home is to use the black magic I despise.
Draco has betrayed me for the last time.
When I break free, there’s going to be a reckoning.
Draco will regret the day he ever abducted me because I’m no longer his captive. Now, it’s time for me to bite back.”
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This one was a wild ride!
I don’t read many books that have as many unexpected twists as this. Following on from the previous book in the series, Vampire Bites, Iyanna Torchbearer has had her soul switched with her fated mate, Prince Draco Sargon. Now in his body, and he in hers, Iyanna is forced to serve Draco’s sentence in prison.
Draco, in Iyanna’s body, smuggles in contraband during their conjugal visits with instructions as to how to escape. Unfortunately, Draco has many enemies in jail that Iyanna is unaware of, and they will do everything possible to ensure she doesn’t get out alive. But even if she does, how will she and Draco switch back?
The world building progressed in this sequel, but the biggest developments were for the characters. Iyanna has been stubbornly clinging to her religious ways since the beginning of Vampire Bites and before. But as she learns more about Draco’s past and who he really is behind the vindictive mask, she can finally begin to accept her fated mate, and leave her old life behind her.
A completely unpredictable story throughout, I never knew what was coming next in this book. The world of Logiris was built on a little more than in the last book, and we start to learn how the world ticks in more detail. The magical possibilities are endless and it’s fun to know that something unexpected is likely to happen, magical or otherwise.
Well written, with great emphasis on characters, and an action-packed story with plenty of spice, Wicked Vampire Mate is a fantastic continuation of the series. Looking forward to the next one!
You can read my review of the previous book, Vampire Bites, here. If you’ve already read it, here’s the link to Wicked Vampire Mate.