Review: Forsaken By Night by Larissa Ione

Reviewed by Jen

I was such a fan of Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. I had great hope that these Moon Shifter books would give me the same kind of pleasure and excitement. The first one did not work for me, but I thought it might be a fluke. I hoped that once the world was established, I would be able to fall in to this series the same way I did the other one. Unfortunately, in reading this story, I feel confident this series is just not for me.

Tehya is a vampire who has spent the last 12 years stuck in wolf form. Lobo is the vampire skin walker who adopted her all those years ago and has been taking care of her ever since. Lobo is an outcast from the clan where he grew up because of his shifting abilities. Tehya has been essentially the only thing in his life that has made him happy since he was ostracized.

When hunters shoot Telya, however, it is beyond Lobo’s his ability to save her. He must shift into the appearance of his former leader to sneak her back into his old camp to be healed. Her body manages to shift back to human form in reaction to her serious injuries and suddenly her relationship with Lobo takes on an entirely different vibe.

While the world building is distinct, I simply don’t enjoy it. I don’t like how miserable and awful it is. I did not like any of the characters beyond Lupo and Telya. And frankly, those two weren’t really developed enough to make me feel much of anything.

There were times that the wolf/pet connection was kind of squicky. I also was not a fan of watching them mate in animal form. I don’t know. I just did not feel anything good when I was reading. No real love, no chance for sexual tension. Maybe this would be a better fit for someone else, but for me, it’s a miss.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Forsaken by Night
by Larissa Ione
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Star

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