January 24, 2013

Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel

Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen, #2)
Title: Stolen Nights
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Series: Vampire Queen, #2
Source: Publisher for Review
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
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Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human—and a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss.

With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead...
Excuse me...OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. *glomps book* This book was so surprising! You remember how much I liked Infinite Days, right? How fabulous I thought it was? THIS BOOK WAS BETTER. I just gotta reiterate this bit, though. I LOVE the myth that surrounds Vampire Queen. It's very unique, because the author has explanations on why the vampires are beautiful. Ever think about that? Their PORES are sealed, and that's what makes them beautiful.

Vicken SERIOUSLY surprised me-- in the first book, he really came off as a power hungry alpha-male type  jerk. Just being honest. But once he became human, he's this awesome happy-go-lucky, I-can-finally-bruise-again type of dude. I absolutely loved that. Does anyone else have the biggest book crush ever on Rhode, though? He's just so...oblivious. I don't know why I find that attractive, but hey. Don't judge.

Lenah remains her totally fabulous self, but I think she gained a bigger sense of humanity after that last bout of vampirism. She just is more human now. I don't know...but it was awesome. Her character is just so kick butt, and I totally respect her-- and want her on my team for dodgeball.

Lenah and Rhode's connection, their "soul mates who can't have each other" status is...interesting. I mean, they loved each other for hundreds of years, then suddenly Rhode's back. Justin is a horrid person, and she doesn't love him anymore. I get it, they've been in love for centuries. And I'm a fan of Rhode. But I just have that one issue...it's weird. This is the only issue that I have, really. All of them revolve around this little fact.

This is a just for giggles kind of moment, but our villian's name is Odette. Here's me: "Why, hello, Swan Princess who is evil. I find it immensely entertaining that you are so...evil with a fairy princess name. Teeheehee." Really. That was me. Laugh if you want to. ;)

Last but totally not least, THE ENDING. WHY? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO ME? I NEED to know what happens next. I'll feel better if I have someone to talk to. EMAILETH ME.Seriously, I'm not kidding. If you have an opinion on this book, I'd like to hear it and talk about it with you.
"Like the whitest shores on a beach as far as the eye can see. You want that ocean. You see that ocean. But you can never go back in. Ever."~ Pg. 17
This review is a part of the Stolen Nights blog tour hosted by Readiacs Review. I requested this book before joining the blog tour.


  1. I've been wanting to give this author a try for ages! I'm going to have to borrow the first book asap so I can get to this one as soon as I can. Great review :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. She's fabulous! You will, because this book was fantastic! Thanks! (:

  2. Lenah sounds great... I still need to read the 1st.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. Lenah is great! You really need to read it, I love this series! (:

  3. Oh, loved this. I liked the main character, rare, but I hated Justin. What a shame; I loved him in the first book. I don't like when main characters don't end up with their first love, but this book did it well. I consider Justin her first, because it's the first love I read.

    Lenah was a psycho in the past though. Rhode was horrible until the end. And now I need the third one. We'll talk about the ending, though. I am so. Con. Flic. Ted. CONFLICTED!!!!


    1. I really like Lenah-- she's very kick butt, LOL. I really disliked Justin too-- it's like he did a complete 180 from the first book, because I really liked him the first time! Eh, I don't mind it, because it always seems like they'll end up with who they end up with, right? We've established that I like Rhode best, LOL.

      She really was! It was insane! And I don't know, I have some kind of demented crush on Rhode-- I'll figure it out eventually, I suppose. I KNOW! Conflicted doesn't even barely describe it-- I did NOT see that coming! And I feel like a sniveling fangirl right now... sigh.