Series: Night Rebel #3
Published by Avon on February 23, 2021
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
A gift from the gods…
Veritas and Ian have finally defeated their worst enemy, but the power it took to pierce through to the netherworld has unexpected consequences. Soon, Veritas is forced to rely on the last person she trusts—a golden deity named Phanes, who seeks far more than a temporary alliance with the beautiful vampire.
Can unleash hell…
But an escape from the netherworld soon pits Veritas and Ian against supernatural beings seeking to rule over mortals once again. Now, they must rally friends and foes alike—if the vampire council doesn’t execute Veritas first. Plus, a wedge between Veritas and Ian threatens to destroy their love. Can they stand together against the unearthly powers about to be unleashed? Or does their love—and humanity—not stand a chance?
I can! I can read a series in a month! Special thanks to Anne @Books of My Heart for organizing our buddy read of the Night Rebel series with Berls @Because Reading and Lillian @Mom With a Reading Problem. It was a lot of fun!
Ian and Veritas’ story had ticked all my boxes so far so Wicked All Night had a lot to live up to as the final installment. While it did deliver on most of my expectations, there were too many unanswered questions to leave me fully satisfied.
Once again, we pick up the story where we left off and this last piece moved at break-neck speed. We have Veritas heading to the Netherworld in order to undo a promise concerning Phanes and leaving Ian to do it. Yes, she was protecting him. Again. But in her defense, Ian was, for all intents and purposes, in a coma. Naturally, all is not as it seems and thank the gods (;) LOL) Ian and Ashael show up to help.
Wicked All Night had many positives. There was Ian helping Veritas to finally fully accept herself. We saw Veritas’ dad showing her some love in his own way. Ashael proved not all demons are untrustworthy and evil. Certain laws within the vampire world were FINALLY changed, ending an era of bigotry on the council. And, of course, there was the camaraderie, loyalty, and love between Ian and Veritas’ friends and compatriots.
My dissatisfaction comes from what I felt was an abrupt ending. Knowing this was the final book in this spinoff series meant I was anticipating things being mostly tied up. However, there are still questions left unanswered. And I was denied seeing Ian and Veritas living together in relative peace. I think that hurt the most.
While Wicked All Night provided a thrilling final installment with lots of action and character development, at the end I was left wanting. I still enjoyed the heck out of this series overall though. Ian Forever ❤️
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- COYER 2023
- Read a Series in a Month