Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As an ancient Sumerian god, Sin was one of the most powerful among his pantheon. . . Until the night Artemis brutally stole his godhood and left him for dead. For millennia, this ex-god turned Dark-Hunter has dreamed only of regaining his powers and seeking revenge on Artemis. If only life were that simple.
Unfortunately he has bigger fish–or in Sin’s case–demons, to fry. The lethal gallu that were buried by his pantheon are now stirring and they are hungry for human flesh. Their goal is to destroy mankind and anyone else who gets in their way. Sin is the only one who can stop them–that is if a certain woman doesn’t kill him first. Unfortunately, Sin discovers that now he must rely on her or witness an annihilation of biblical proportions.
Enemies have always made strange bedfellows, but never more so than when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Now a man who knows only betrayal must trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons. Artemis may have stolen his godhood, but this one has stolen his heart. The only question is will she keep it or feed it to the ones who want him dead?
When I started reading the Dark Hunter Books, I vowed that I wouldn’t do anything stupid that would spoil my wonderful journey reading through this series. We all know what happened with that– few days in and I’ve joined a DH/SK group on Goodreads and have browsed through SK’s website. The one of the biggest spoiler I’ve “accidentally” read was about Katra’s parentage.
While I love almost all things Viking, I didn’t completely fell in love with Wulf and Cassandra’s story. But Katra was a character I immediately thought I should look forward to.
Fast forward to this book, finally, it’s time Kat had her HEA. And boy was it an HEA of epic proportions. In a gist she gets to save the world from destruction, she gets her man (her one and only, literally) and at last she meets her father… Overall, I like Kat because she is an embodiment of a strong female lead. She’s tough, fierce and strong. She can kick evil’s ass while in heels but she has compassion and righteousness that makes her an endearing character. She’s a goddess inside and out.
Talking about Sin. How do I even begin? If the Dark Hunters had a betrayal hall of fame, he’d be up there in the ranks with Kyrian. He lost his family and his lost his godhood but that is just the tip of the iceberg that made him have serious trust issues. That said, I love him for it! If not for all that has happened to him he wouldn’t be half as awesome a character he was.
The baddies in this book are one-up from the regular baddies in the series which actually made it a more interesting read. They make me want to tear out my hair in agitation in behalf of Sin and Kat.
Another thing that I liked in this book was the battle towards the end. It was neat to see reinforcements coming from different sources. It also brought a certain new character in my radar. I’ve got my eyes on you Xypher.
Lastly, SPOILER ALERT: Ash and Katra moments. The father and daughter scenes were so well written, I still need a moment before I can go pick up another book. Book hangovers like these are the best!
Favorite quote from the book:
“You know the incredible thing about hearts is their unbelievable capacity for forgiveness. You’d be amazed what people will overlook when they love someone.” –Acheron
My reaction after I read this book:
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Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In the realm of the Dark-Hunters there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow:
Harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love.
But every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That’s when I’m summoned. Who am I? I’m the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line and it’s my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.
Or so I thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger-it’s not just her name, it’s how she lives her life. She doesn’t trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I’m here to be judge, jury and most likely executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they all will die.
Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening a heart I thought was long dead. But in a race against evil, the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I’ve ever loved?
It took me a while (a very long while) before i finally finished Sins of the Night. The story took place in Mississippi, so it was kinda like breather from all the crazy happenings in New Orleans. Dangereuse is the first woman Dark Hunter to have a HEA. I didn’t love her as much as I did with the other heroines I have read of so far though.
The Alexion, I did find as a likable character. I just had a good deal of confusion on whether he was supposed to be a being who didn’t feel any emotion. There were definitely moments when he felt the emotions of an average human and yet he didn’t find that surprising. Sure he assumes human form from time to time to act as judge, jury & executioner to rogue Dark Hunters, but wasn’t the last time he was corporeal like years and years ago? Even then, I still found him likable because of one very important reason–> SPOILER ALERT he had gifted all Dark Hunters with an out clause. It was a heartbreaking story when Ias/Alexion was betrayed by his wife. But, as Ash would always say “We learn from our pain”. If not for that necessary pain, he wouldn’t have immortality with his true love and we can kiss all those lovely couples we’ve read of goodbye.
I personally vote that all Dark Hunters to pay tribute to Alexion at least once in their immortal life.
when i read about the dark hunter rebellion and the theories about Ash
when Ash saves the day (deus ex machina i know, but still):
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Last 2012 was an interesting reading experience for me. And while I did read a couple of YA titles and other genres here and there, my list for 2012 is significantly dominated by paranormal romances and urban fantasy series. These titles are geared towards the more adult readers, which when I sincerely pondered on was age-appropriate considering I already six years and a score. (in tumblr years i’m bordering on ancient, aren’t I?) Originally, I had planned to finish 25 books, since I was busy
(a lazy ass) the first half of the year. I ended up finishing at 62. So pardon me if I’m feeling a little celebratory due to this feat.
On with my reading challenge for 2013.
While I’m starting my challenge at 30 books, I still plan to go full throttle and read as many as I can. (i think my “inbetween jobs” status in the beginning of this year will land me with more books read) To date, I’m feeling that I’m not yet done with the PNR genre. Finally I’ve convinced myself that I’m ready to read Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series. I don’t know why I’ve put reading these books on hold. I’ve seen these books whenever I’m on Goodreads and whenever I’m out hunting books at the bookstore. To all Dark Hunter fans out there, wish me luck. I’m actually making this post because I want to like this series so much.
So here’s to me taking that step
A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
About 20-30 pages or so, I decided to put my misery to an end.
The writing just didn’t appeal to me. Every paragraph, I find myself cringing literally at how weird and poorly things are developing.
It was supposed to be a funny read. But all I ever did was raise a questioning eyebrow as I pushed myself to read.
As I write this I don’t know if I can continue reading this or try to kindle my interest by reading other books from this series. If you’re someone who likes reading alpha males and feisty heroines, look away because I don’t think this is the book for you.
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Right, so at press time, I have already finished reading an entire series (Blackdagger Brotherhood by JR Ward–which I really want to write a review about because I’m so in to this series, like seriously!) and have started on another (Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole).
Hold up! These titles aren’t YA?!
Uhuh.. got that right. I’ve decided to take a break from all the YA stuff for the time being. Before I fell in love with YA books, there was my first love which historical romance (this was way back in high school–turn of the millennium). If you’ve seen the my reading-read-to-read list you will also notice that I have a thing for paranormal romance/urban fantasy and high fantasy novels. (hurray for world-building!
does this mean that I don’t like the world i’m in?–quite possibly)
So here is I am just finished with book number 5 of Immortals After Dark and book review writing struck my fancy.
Normally, I am not so crazy over books with ghosts as main characters. I am so in love with the urban fantasy/PNR genre but ghosts just don’t seem so appealing or intriguing like the other beings that “go bump in the night. This IAD book is quite an exception.
It’s got a sexy demented vampire. It’s got haunting ex-burlesque-ballerina. And the plot has just the right elements of danger and passion.
In this book, Woede brother fans get to know Cade’s fated woman which will just lead you to jump the next book.
Props to Kresley Cole for her Lore-world building. All my love to the Wroth brothers!