Book Lovers Book Club: Discussion Questions – Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Filed in Book Lovers Book Club , The Winged Lover Posted on June 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm 5 comments

Good afternoon everyone,

As you may have seen my Once Burned review went up this morning, so I thought that with that review going up I’d pose some discussion questions for anyone who has already read/is reading Once Burned and would like to discuss it:

Do you think that Leila’s “innocence” was handled appropriately? It wasn’t really the first time cliche we’re used to in romance.

Are you a classic Dracula fan? Do you like how Frost portrayed the character?

What did you think of the explanation for Leila’s powers? Was it adequate enough for you?

Naturally if you have any discussion questions feel free to post them in the comments for everyone to have a go at answering and lets see if we can get a big discussion going.

Also make sure to vote for next months Book in the poll on the sidebar.

Happy Reading!

About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • Ora June 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    This my first Frost book I have read. I really enjoyed it and couldn’t wait to start the second book and now unfortuantely have to wait for the final book to come out.
    I think she did a good job with Leila’s innocence. I did like the fact that she wasn’t completely naive. That would have been a little too much for me.
    With how she received her abilities, it reminded of me how a superhero would get them through some extraordinary accident. So it worked for me.
    I was more of a Dracula fan when I was younger. I have say I was very happy with how Ms. Frost portrayed Vlad. She did a good job in making sexy, dangerous, powerful and I think the most important thing was not give him modern day idealisms. I hate it when authors try to modernize historical characters.

  • Draconismoi June 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

    You know what I love about the classic Dracula tale? The introductory feminism. Mina was a New Woman. Educated. Employed. And Lucy was totally in control of her sexuality.

    It was awesome. Also, by understanding, completely scandalous for it’s time.

    This is something that modern takes on Dracula always miss. They get the sex right but nothing else. Very disappointing.

    • Draconismoi June 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Seriously? No one is going to challenge me on my assertion that Dracula is supposed to be a book about women’s liberation?

      Book club is less confrontational than I am used to. Sadness…..

      • Amanda June 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        hehe, i just didn’t want to get flamed for when i finally admitted that I haven’t read Dracula yet. I have it as PDF but its never been a priority. I think we need Aurian to come over and put you back into your place Cass lol

        • Draconismoi June 19, 2013 at 12:10 am

          No flaming. I took a Gothic Literature class in college, and so read all the classics Carmilla, Frankenstein, Jekyll/Hyde, Dracula, Dorian Grey….

          If it had not been for that class, I wouldn’t have read most of them. And the world would have been a more wondrous place! Because then I wouldn’t be tainted with the knowledge that the so-called “mother of science fiction” got high and wrote a shit-ass unreadable story in one night, which she was too pigheaded to edit before publication. Even after sobering up.

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