The vampire as a third class citizen

Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #1)Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This new series by Ione is just breaking the surface and in comparison to some of her other books it is warm fuzzyness combined with some intriguing ideas.
It is very reminiscent of certain other popular series in the genre. I know Ward’s BDB popped into my head at one point and the crazy scientist in the lab scenario reminded me of a well-known YA series. So there are inklings of ideas that have already been done, however in this genre everything has probably been written about before.
It does have the Ione touch though and has very distinctive elements.
I have to say I enjoyed the whole vampires as a slave race vs the superior human race twist. The genocide, the experiments, the mutilations and overall classifiction of the vampire as subferior to all other races.
Not pretty but very interesting.
Usually the vampire tends to be described as the strong loner and is often battling the boundaries of animalistic urges. The vampires in this series bond together in clans and tread the path of emotional humanity.
I wasn’t feeling the whole Nicole and Riker romance. There were too many dramatic flounces, which is far too uncool and completely inappropriate for a vampire. Their personal relationship was a bit Fantasy Island.
The author has structured the characters in a way that allows for the discovery of various perfect soulmates along the way, as the series evolves. I hope Myne ends up with the mysterious forest warrior. The feisty assassin and the silent unfriendly loner are obviously a perfect match waiting to happen.
Should be interesting to see this series develop.
I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss courtesy of the publisher.

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