ARC Review: Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost

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ARC Review: Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
Shades of Wicked

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 30, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Night Rebel #1
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: ARC

Recommended Read!

“…one of the best paranormal worlds you’ll read about.”
~ Under the Covers

To say this was one of my most anticipated reads of the year is an understatement.  Fans of the Night Huntress series have been waiting for Ian to get his HEA for many years!  And lets just say the wait was worth it!  SHADES OF WICKED was everything I wanted Ian’s book to be and I am so excited that there’s more to come.

First of all, lets talk about Ian.  Ruthless, cocky, confident, unashamed…I don’t know why I had a small fear that he would change when he fell in love.  That is not the case.  Ian is 100% himself with just the added benefit that we’re seeing him develop feelings for someone.  And that someone couldn’t be a better match for him.  Veritas was the big revelation for me in this book because we don’t really know much about her going into this and getting to know her was so much fun.  She may be quickly taking over the spot for my favorite female in this series.

Another great example of why Jeaniene Frost is queen at straddling the lines between urban fantasy and paranormal romance.  SHADES OF WICKED has the perfect balance between storyline, action, world building, character development, previous cast involvement and the most seductive romance.  Ian and Veritas are sensual and sexy, but also intense in their purpose.  Everything was mixed so well!  And lets not forget the humor.  Like I said, Ian is exactly what you would expect him to be and that includes the fact that he’s really funny.  One minute you’re swooning, the next you’re scared and the next you’re laughing.

If there is one thing you should take way from this is that this is one of the best paranormal worlds you’ll read about.  Ms. Frost creates storylines full of pulse-pounding action but also some of the best characters you’ll have the pleasure to read about.  This new spin off only cements that fact even more for me.  Ian and Veritas had me hooked from page one and addicted for more.  The next installment can’t come soon enough.


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About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.


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Amy R

Thanks for the review.


I am so glad these 2 are written so well and I’m happy Ian remains himself.

Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review Francesca!!! This book sounds well worth the wait!! Shared on all my socials!!??


Thanks for the review and rec Francesca