Review: Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #8) by Alexandra Ivy

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Bound By Darkness

Bound By DarknessGuardians of Eternity #8

Genre(s): Paranormal Romance – Urban Fantasy – Vampires – Fae – Werewolves

Published November 29th 2011 

By Alexandra Ivy

Source: Library 



The Sylvermysts have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her—or to resist her… 

Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal—and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their first encounter, she knows that what’s between them is more dangerous than simple lust. And as they unite to thwart a terrifying prophecy that will mean the end of his clan and of the world they know, she will risk everything to fulfill her destiny by his side.



~ 4 Bound By Darkness Stars ~ 

Bound By Darkness is book eight in the Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy. I am slowly making my way through this wonderful series. We get surprises, twist and turns, great characters, adventure, and more.

Jaelyn, a Hunter and a vampire. I loved how strong and independent she is. She is dedicated to her task as a Hunter. I like to read about women who don’t need a man, but that they would like one to want them and acknowledge what they are and can do.

Ariyal, a Sylvermyst Fae, warrior, and Prince of his people. I loved him and especially how he acknowledges that Jaelyn is a fierce fighter and can kick ass or take care of herself. Yes he struggles with wanting to keep her safe and letting her be the strong independent women she is. 

Ms. Ivy has created a unique and fun series. I enjoy how strong, independent, and well-developed all the characters are in these books. Oh course I can not forget about Levet he always brings a smile to my face and humor to whatever situation is going on. Jaelyn and Ariyal have some great banter and even though they feel the attraction their is great sexual tension and pursuit before these two become a couple. I also love when an author brings previous characters back into the books. We get that here and the characters have some significant roles. We are also brought deeper into the plot of The Dark Lords return and impending apocalypse.

I am enjoying this series and look forward to continuing the Guardians of Eternity. I like the characters, direction of the plot and world. If you have not tried out this series I recommend giving it a shot. Each book builds on the other and are best read in order. 

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #8) by Alexandra Ivy

  1. Oh this is the series Sophia was talking about I think. They do sound good and so my kind of heroine. I like the ones that are independent as well (though not over the top). I really must hunt down book one. 😀
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    • This is a good series. It gets better as it goes along. I did not care for book one, but as you know in most series the first book can be the hardest. Book 1 When Darkness Comes. I am hopping to get this series caught up/finished this year. One of my blog book reader goals. ^_^

  2. Alexandra Ivy is yet another Paranormal Romance author that I haven’t yet had the chance of trying. All of the series’ are pretty long, so I’m holding out for a new one to start up because I just don’t have the time to play catch-up at the moment. My plate is full enough as it is, not that I’m complaining. Have a wonderful weekend, Angela!

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    • I know how you feel, so many great authors out their with long series. One of my goals/resolutions is to get caught up/finish this series this year. I’m slowly working my way ^_^. Once I finish I’ll have to decide on which long series I want to try to work on next. Thank’s for stoping in Carmel. It’s always a pleasure hearing from you.