Guest Review: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall

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Title:  Night Unbound
Author:  Dianne Duvall
Published:  September 2, 2014
Series:  Immortal Guardians #5
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Source: Goodreads First Read

For centuries, Lisette d’Alencon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

Night Unbound was another great book in a strong series. After the fabulous story that was Darkness Rises, I thought there was no way this book was going to meet my expectations.

I am happy to report that this book was not a let-down. Zach and Lisette are wonderful together, and finding more information out about Seth and The Others whet the appetite and has me very interested for the next installment already.

The characters in this series are well-rounded, and the choices they make and the way they behave are so real and believable for people in those situations. Each character has a personality that is unique to them. Zach and Lisette were no exception. Zach was a tragic character with a mysterious past. He’s brooding and overbearing and really head over heels for Lisette. Lisette had a tumultuous past herself, with her violent turning and her relentless guilt over having unintentionally turned both her brothers into vampires. You could really relate to her because of these factors. They were great individually, and together they are explosive. An added bonus–you get to see all the characters you have come to love over the course of the series. Their sarcastic jokes, sense of humor and they way they rib each other is so fun to read; they feel like a real family.

As the big bad for this book was being revealed, I felt that is was a little familiar and was worried we were going to get the same showdown. I was happy to find that as the story progressed the cause was not exactly the same as previous stories.

Readers of the series will not be disappointed.  All the wonderful things that got you loving the sires in the first place are still there. If you haven’t read this series, don’t start here, pick up book 1, Darkness Dawns. There is a lot of buildup to this book, and while each couple has their own story, each romance fits into a larger overarching story. Characters are usually introduced in earlier books, and couples who have already had their story told come back to contribute to the larger story. If you love a little adventure and humor to go along with your paranormal romance, this series is for you!

Though Krysta and Etienne’s story still reigns supreme for me, reading Zach and Lisette’s story was full of the swoon-worthy moments, fantastic characters, and adventurous stories that keep me coming back to this series! My ranking of Night Unbound: four out of five stars! I would recommend this book to readers of the adult paranormal and romance genres.

4 Stars

 


Jess KJessica is a married mother of two children and a yellow lab. She spends every spare moment she can reading any paranormal or historical romance or urban fantasy she can get her hands on. In real life she tests weather apps for mobile devices and daydreams of being a writer herself one day.

 

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