Styxx (Dark Hunter #22)

Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22)Styxx Summary:
Just when you thought doomsday was over...

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her.

But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul

Styxx Review:
This book was amazing and absolutely heartbreaking! When I first read this novel, I couldn't stand Styxx, but after reading I felt like a horrible person. I had assumed so much of Styxx's personality because I had read Acheron. And I loathed Ryssa in this because it had completely changed how I saw Ryssa. I could no longer see a protector of Ash, but a whiny, spoiled, self absorbed girl. She was supposed to be 28, but she acted like a child, and I can't get over her personality from this book. While Ash can still cherish his relationship with her I can't stop hating her.

Now, that my rant is over I can safely say that I loved this book from start to finish. What could have been days of reading turned out to be only 8 hours. Once I started I could not put it down! For readers who didn't enjoy Acheron, you probably won't like Styxx as well. It has two parts. One is before Ash became a god, which does show a lot from Acheron only from his POV. The second part starts a few months before Night Embrace takes place and moves on until 2013. The first part is horrific and heartbreaking as Acheron's past was, and it honestly doesn't get much better in the second part. So be warned, it is a tear-jerker and you will get pissed off a lot throughout this book.

“You're right Acheron. I am a selfish bastard. I had to be, because no one else gave a single shit about me except me.” Styxx

The first part had the same intro as Acheron. His birth and the reason why he was named Styxx. From here, we are constantly bombarded with torture, humiliation, death, rape and perverted gods. Everything horrible that could have possibly happened, happened to Styxx. It was horrific, but don’t skip if you are reading this book. Unlike Ash, Styxx does have some very good moments. We get to meet the love of his life, Beth. She is the daughter of Egyptian God, Seth and is the balance to his chaos. For more information on her read the Rising Son, it gives a really good explanation on the past of this book. We also get to meet Galen who is almost like a surrogate father to Styxx. I fell in love with the two and was devastated at the end of this part. Unlike Ash, Styxx didn’t get his happily ever after. He lost everyone he loved was locked away on the Vanishing Isle for eleven thousand years.

By this point I was furious at everyone, especially Ash. In the second part, we see him taken away from the island by Camalus, pretending to be Ash and plotting to kill him (plot from Night Embrace). From here is locked up again, asks for freedom only to be locked away again. Eventually, he moves to the Sahara to find peace. As you can see, there is nothing good that has happened to him, and it doesn’t stop for a long time. I wonder how Ms. Kenyon wrote something like this, and where she would get the ideas from.

“Tell my father I was abducted by a lucius nymph and pulled to her lair." Styxx
"For the record, I resent being called a lucius nymph." Galen”

The two saving graces were Urian and Simi. Even though she hurt Styxx quite a lot, it was impossible not to love her. She was protecting Ash and when she made a mistake she apologized and helped Styxx celebrate his birthday! She lights up every book that she comes into and she is the reason that Bethany is awoken, so how can you not love her? Urian was the same surly self, but to Styxx he was a fan. Honestly, he had a tattoo of Styxx on his arm! Styxx and Urian’s relationship was humorous and helped me to get through the whole book.

“Akri won't let me eat any of them nasty gods. What's the world coming to when a demon gots to beg for tidbits...not eve a finger sandwich or a single knuckle. Tragic. Terribly tragic.” Simi


“Man, I'm messed up right now. My best friend is my father? The man I idolized as a kid... whose tattoo is on my arm... And he's younger than me. Yeah, I don't think I can handle this. Mindwipe me, somebody... please! Where's that dragon from Sanctuary? Simi, go get Max. I need him.” Urian

Styxx was a hero, he rarely took something for himself and gave instead. Even when he was being tortured, he would still protect others. He had an unbendable strength that Ms. Kenyon perfected, and his tortured past made his future so much better. Bethany was a strong, honorable goddess. They had a wonderful pairing, together they created a bond so strong that it last for eleven thousand years. There was no insta-love, and I love that Beth was blind in the beginning so that she fell in love with Styxx for his personality, not his looks. Also, I had an ah-ha moment when Styxx and Beth met in the fishing scene, reading Rising Son, you’ll understand.

I can’t help but dislike Ash. I know he was not justified in his actions, but I can understand why he would do something like that. I can never look at him the same, but I still like him. Ryssa is a completely ruined character. Apolloymi is a little bit in a worse situation than Ash. What she did is unforgivable, but I can still understand why, in her previous state of mind, she thought it was okay. This book really opened my eyes to the prejudice of their world. In Seize the Night, I got the eye opener of the Dark Hunters. This book once again covered that while including the other species as well.

The conclusion was a great show of retribution! I won’t talk about it for spoilers, but fans everywhere will be ecstatic at the turn of events for one of our least favourite gods. We also got to see the shifting balances between good and evil, and what is being awakened in Noir’s realm. The epilogue was adorable with a fairy tale happy ending that has been long overdue for Styxx. Finally, we got to see a time shift that is happening, and it directly affects Tory.

Overall, this book was a 5 star read! Ms. Kenyon seems to be writing in the right direction. I can only hope that she keeps writing at the same skill level. I would recommend this book to everyone in the Dark Hunter world, it is a must read.

“Life before toilet paper was not worth living.”


Time Untime( Dark Hunter #21)

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21; Hellchaser, #4; Were-Hunter, #7)Time Untime Summary:

Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong.

The Time Untime approaches...

Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn't understand. Images of places she's never been and of a
man she's never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas, where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind.

What she never anticipates is coming face-to-face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life. One who belongs to a world the scientist in her refuses to believe is real.

Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has found the one person he can't fight. The one person who, against his will, holds the most sacred part of him

His heart.

But if he doesn't kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once.

Will he be able to make it again?

Time Untime Review:
Ms. Kenyon welcomes us back into the world of the Aboriginal mythology. This is a vast area because of the number of tribes that have their own beliefs and ceremonies. It makes for a very interesting topic to delve into, and I applaud Ms. Kenyon for touching upon this. Sadly, the execution of the story could have been done better. A lot of this book was made into info dumps through past visions or history lessons. For someone like me who loves to study religion and cultures, it was incredibly interesting. But if you are someone that wants more romance, action or a development of plot, this book may not be the best option. It also should be taken into account that these are not fully accurate descriptions of an given Aboriginal culture. Ms. Kenyon took some liberties to move away from the true beliefs and made it her own because she didn't want to offend any group with her interpretation.

Compared to the Guardian, this book was not as good. Don't get me wrong, I loved Ren, and the constant appearances of various characters. Kateri, was also interesting but I felt that she was lacking something, or it was just that wasn't the right fit for Ren. I did get used to her relationship by the end, and the epilogue made my heart soar. Ash continues to play a major role and it was hilarious to see what he had done to himself! After he got his son, he cut his hair for Locks for Love, don't worry he didn't go bald!

"He did a double take on Ash's short black hair as a sick feeling went through him. "Madre de Dios...it is a sign of the Apocalypse. what happened to your hair? Did someone scalp you?" (Cabeza)
"Now there was something terrifying. "What happened to you? You get into a losing argument with a pair of scissors?" (Ren)
Acheron rolled his eyes. "Damn all of you are going to make this hard on me until it grows back. I swear. What's more important? Armageddon or my haircut?" (Ash)

Nick, Sasha, Sundown, and Urian all played a huge role in this novel. And they were great together, probably one of the funniest groups that got together. Whenever they came on the scene, I would be in stitches or trying to figure out who would attack who next!

“I don't do vague. If I want to call you a coward, I will bock at you in no uncertain terms. Chicken shit." (Urian)

Ren's past was different from anyone's before. He was not a coveted military general nor was he a slave. He was a boy born from a demon that had a speech impediment. Because of this, he was looked as weak and a toy to be played around. He thought love was being used and taking the blame for someone else mistakes. He was so scared that he doesn't even talk for fear stuttering. This made me incredibly angry and sad at the same time. The only cool thing was that he's older than Ash and knew Artemis.

Kateri was good for him in the sense that she worked through his speech impediment. She was also very interesting because she is the cousin of Sunshine, yes the wife of Talon from Night Embrace. That means that we got to see quite a bit of those two and there is a surprise waiting for us when we do meet them! I liked the connection between the Mayan mythology and the Cherokee mythology. For some, this was confusing since it was also mixed with Greek, Egyptian and Atlantean mythology, but I enjoyed it. There were some parts that I was scratching my head at. I still can't fully understand the ending, but I still liked it!

The main characters were strong and independent. You could tell that Kateri and Ren were two different people yet they gave strength to each other. They were a powerful combination, and by the end I could sense their connection. To me, this was a strong love story because it was not instantaneous. They built their bonds and, especially Ren learned to trust again. The secondary characters were just as interesting and I'm excited to see which will get the HEA next.

Overall, this book was pretty good, being a little skeptical the Aboriginal mythology since Retribution was sub par. Ms. Kenyon isn't writing as she used to, but as the last two books has shown, she is getting into the groove of it again. Hopefully, the books will only get better from here. This is a 4.5-5 star read!

"Come to the dark side. We have cookies.”


The Guardian (Dark Hunter #20)

The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, #20; Dream-Hunter, #5; Were-Hunter, #6; Hellchaser, #3)The Guardian Summary:
Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian…

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. Then there’s the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus—she’s holding back one of the world’s darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive...

The Guardian Review:
I loved this book! It was a huge step away from the previous book, back into the setting that we know and love. This wasn't in New Orleans but it did touch on character such as Nick. We also got a lot more in-depth look at Noir's and Thorne's realm,Adarian's history with Noir, and a huge insight into many more characters. This was a great choice for Ms. Kenyon to write. It gave back the feeling that of the previous books in the Dark Hunter series. Previous threads are brought back to life, and it was a little bit complex because we had to remember the story lines. Lucky for us, Ms. Kenyon did a wonderful job explaining everything to us!

I loved that the characters could stand up by their own, the while the secondary characters had a personality of their own, they didn't overpower them. It helped bring the main characters to life but stopped there. Seth is Egyptian Demi-God that has been a servant to Noir for roughly 2,000 years. Most definitely a tortured hero, but he wasn't overdone. He was much like Zarek, but not as worldly, and that's saying something! He was surly yet vulnerable, damaged but humorous. Lydia was his opposite. She is brave as she literally goes to hell to save her father. She is loyal, even in the face of a demon she doesn't give away any information. And she isn't stupid! She didn't instantly fall in love with Seth, she was cautious and even helpful, One example was she taught Seth how to use a computer! It was adorable and is a real life experience for many of us.

She gave him a droll look. "What do you do for entertainment? Other than surf online porn, that is." (Lydia)
"I'm not surfing porn." He didn't realize he could do that, but now that she brought it up...
Where would he go to find it? He hadn't had the computer long. Only a little more than a week. (Seth)

It was hilarious at times yet heartbreaking at times. And while teaching Seth how to use a computer, she sent out an e-mail to her father to warn him about the situation. They were suspicious of each other and learned, through the battles they faced, how to trust and love one another. They constantly butted heads which made it very amusing to watch about.

“I wouldn’t hurt you for anything. Not now. In the beginning, yes. But…” She braced herself for whatever off-the-wall reaction he might have. “I love you, Seth. I just wanted you to know that.”
Seth froze as he heard the last thing he’d ever expected someone else to say to him. The one thing no one ever had. “What?”
“I love you. And only you.”

One moment that breaks my heart even know to think about is when Seth saw sunlight for the first time. Mind you, it was just a picture on the computer but it was heartbreaking that this was as close as he had seen for the past two thousand years. On top of that he had just discovered music as well.

He blinked twice, then met her gaze. "Can we see sunlight on it?"
"Sure." She did an image search.
The moment the photos displayed on the screen, his jaw went slack. Dropping to his knees, he reached for the laptop and reverently touched the first image of the sun shining through a set of clouds. "Does it still look like that?" He spoke as if he were whispering a prayer.
That sense of wonder in his voice and on his face brought tears to her eyes as she realized something else about him. "How long has it been since you last saw daylight?"
He refused to take his gaze off the images. "I don't know. A long time." His awed expression made her want to cry for him. She couldn't imagine being banned from daylight and the rest of the world.

I loved see Ash, Solin and Sav back in action. We got a lot of history on Solin so I'm hoping that his story is coming up soon. We also get to see a lot more of the Egyptian gods, Set, Menyara and Maahes. I am curious to see the explanation for why Set left his own son to such a horrible fate. Like any other Dark Hunter book, the sarcasm was so thick that it could have been cut with a knife. The action was great and we got to meet another Primary God, Verlyn who plays a very special role in the Chronicles of Nick! We got humor, action, and a love story that made my heart pound.

Overall, it was an amazing book! One of the best in the series and I hope that Ms.Kenyon can write more like this in the future books. It was definitely a 5 star book!

“My name is Seth,” he whispered in her ear, knowing she couldn’t hear him. Even so, he wanted her to know.”


Retribution (Dark Hunter #19)

Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #19)Retribution Summary:
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he'd spend eternity protecting the humans he'd once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief - Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster....

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who's assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he's not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they've sworn to protect.

Retribution Review:

Let me start off by saying that I hate the heroine. Even by the end of the story I mildly liked her. Other than that, the plot was really interesting, characters were full of sarcasm as always and the world building continues in this as well. Saying that, this story was a huge step down from the previous books.

While the plot was interesting it was confusing because I couldn't see how this story is part of the DH world. I understand how with all the mythology, you can throw in some Native American mythology. And it was about the year that the world was supposed to end, so she timed it perfectly. Also, we are seeing characters who have played an important tole in previous books. Sundown was funny and heart-warming in Dance with the Devil.

In Retribution, Sundown started off the same but soon after he met Abigail he turned into someone blinded by love. Also, he was a Cowboy so I could understand some southern, but it's gotta stop after a while. Constant slang use, random spouts of historical sayings and way too many pop culture references made the story lose it's integrity. What could have been an action pack novel turned into a book of cheesy one-liners.

Abigail did not help with that at all! She was killing Dark-Hunters because she was taught to. Reflecting back on Kiss of Night, I can understand killing because you are told to. But Dark Hunters, for the most part, did not kill willy nilly, they killed Daimons who were about to attack humans, and Daimons, mostly, killed humans to survive. She killed because the people who raised her told her to. And she didn't kill them by stabbing them, no she killed them by leaving them out in the sun! And she killed an ancient god, I'm not sure if that's possible even for someone who has been juiced up on Daimon blood. She was utterly stupid throughout the whole novel, and when they were going to sacrifice her at the end to save the world, I was kinda Kumbaya for it. For some reason, Sundown liked her, and the explanation that they have been destined for each for the eleven thousand years was not enough. Now that I got that out of the way...

The secondary characters were amazing! Without them, this book would have been horrible. The common formula of tortured hero and Mary Sue heroine caught up to the story. Making it unbelievable and irritating. We got to see Zarek, Ren, Sasha, Talon and many others, their humor and sarcasm overpowered the two lead characters. Unfortunately, because Ms. Kenyon had taken a step back from the previous mythologies she wrote about we were left without some characters. Ash, Jaden, Savitar and most of the New Orleans gang barely played a role here. Unlike Dark Side of the Moon and the Dream Hunter books, this one felt sort of disconnected. Hopefully, it will feel more connected in the next book.

Another saving grace was the action. I couldn't have done without it. The stakes were high, the book filled with suspense because we never knew who was going to die next and the romance was forgotten. Here are some of the moments that I loved.

“Got to say, dying would really wreck my best day. Been there, done that, and now that I think about it, Artemis forgot to give me the t-shirt.”


“All right." He straightened up and seemed to be true to his promise to let it go. "I will be a man about this."
That lasted until he saw the scratches on the hood from the mountain lion and the front fender, Where Abigail had dragged it off the driveway.
Wailing, he went to it and sank to his knees. He sprawled over the hood and laid his head on the damaged fender. "I'm so sorry, Bets. I should of hidden the keys. Booted your tires. Something. I had know idea anyone would hurt you so, baby. I swear I'll never let anyone hurt you again. Ayyy, how could they do this to you? How? Oh the humanity!”

I have to admit, Sundown did have his moments!

Finally, the best part of the whole book...the epilogue. We get to see the birth of Ash's baby. Not really connected to the book at all, nonetheless it was amazing to back with the normal gang. And we got to see Ash freaking out over his son, plus Artemis is starting to redeem herself! That only would make me give the book and extra star.

Overall, this book was 3 stars, but the extra star comes from the epilogue, so it's really 4 stars. I can't wait to see how the next Native American book can connect to the series.

No Mercy (Dark Hunter #18)

No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #18, Were-Hunter, #5)No Mercy Summary:
Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

No Mercy Review:
We are once again meeting a whole bunch of characters. And it wasn't half bad this time. The plot was really good, the characters were dynamic and interesting, the mythology wasn't too confusing and it had a lot of great world building.

I love being back in New Orleans. It has a fun, lively spirit when Ms. Kenyon describes it and almost every character is there. Seeing old families back in with their kids and hanging out in a huge group will always be the best parts of these books. The secondary characters, honestly, provide the most entertainment, even more so than most of the main characters. Now don't get me wrong, I still love the main characters but their thoughts do get a bit repetitive and the mystery of them kinda dissipates. If Ms. Kenyon could change up her writing style to differentiate these characters, the books would be stellar!

Dev was amazing as any bear can be and it was interesting to say the least, to be in his mind. He was protective, funny, witty and sweet (to some people), the kind of hero that makes a book amazing. The only problem was, in the beginning at least, he acted like he had no self-respect for himself by holding onto Sam. He fell in love with her instantly but it was almost one sided for a part of the book. Sam only hung around with Dev because she couldn't sense his emotions. She was whiny and narcissistic at times. She would constantly throw Dev away. I would get if they were just using each other but she was leading him on into a relationship, and when it got to hot, she would step away again. Thankfully, through the harrowing dangers the two of them faced, they worked out the kinks and formed a solid relationship. She became the strong, Amazonian warrior she was supposed to be and Dev fell back into his previous role.

We are starting to see a lot more world building instead of romance with these books. Honestly, I'm quite alright with that, as the world building is much more dynamic.

*SPOILER WARNING* Nick might be becoming stronger than Ash. Something is brewing with Thorn and his Hellchasers. Ash and Stryker might be able to forge an alliance since the Daimons can walk in the sun and no longer need to feed on humans. Plus, they have a common enemy. Finally, evil is winning so far. *END OF SPOILER*

There was a lot of jumping around, from realm to realm and battlefield to battlefield. It created for a lot of action that was good, and brought Ms. Kenyon back to the roots of the series. It was mixed well will the sarcasm of each character. It was fascinating to see the plot jump around, with bumps and holes. It was mainly focused on Stryker's revenge but you could see the layers where other characters would step in for their own voice to be heard. Finally, it was wonderful to see how the Sanctuary family picked up after the devastating loss the felt from the previous book.

Overall, this book was fantastic because it was so interesting. Definitely a 4.5 star read. Ms. Kenyon's writing has been progressively getting worse, in small doses, so I hope that she can find a way to bring her series back to how it used to be. Nonetheless, the books are great and I won't stop. I really need to find out everyone's HEA and if good will defeat evil!


Bad Moon Rising(Dark Hunter #17)

Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, #17; Were-Hunter, #4; Hellchaser, #1)Bad Moon Rising Summary:
Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever.

The war is on and time is running out...

Bad Moon Rising Review:
This book is another that DH fans have been waiting for since Night Play. To understand this book you should read the previous Were-Hunter books to understand the plot and the characters. This is because Aimee and Fang's love story starts at the same time as Night Embrace or even before then. And continues throughout the rest of the series, while weaving in and out of various realms. It was at times, confusing.

I can agree with many fans when they say they were kind of disappointed of the novel. This was yet another romance novel, not in the DH series, where the characters were forbidden from each other. This caused a lot of angst, drama and complicated scenarios. On the other hand, the romance was good, the plot was developed and the characters had enough depth to show varying personalities. One strong point for this novel was that it contained no insta-love. The two have a had a forbidden love for each other for years, and it was great to finally see a love story actually develop over time. Also, the end was devastating. Something that left readers speechless, either from the stupidity of Aimee and Fang or from the losses that they now face. What could have been added to the novel to make it better was more scenes in the present. A lot of it was a reflection of the previous books and was unnecessarily repetitive. On top of that we were constantly jumping from realm to realm, and keeping up with all of this was a challenge. My strategy...just distance yourself from the book and live for the scene you are reading. Just kidding! I keep a notebook beside me to make sure that I have general idea of what is going on.

Unlike some previous books, the secondary characters were not better than the main characters. They complimented the story and surrounded themselves with humor, mystery and suspense. While the main characters leaned on the others to give them a good support and to highlight the imperfections and perfections of each character. It was great to see a deeper look into the Were-Hunter species. We also got to meet some very interesting and new characters that I hope we see more of.

Overall, this book was a 4.5 star rating. It was had a captivating yet confusing plot. Side note: I'm not the only one to realize this as well. It seems that Ms. Kenyon's writing has changed and not always for the better. She is consistently applying the damaged hero and mary sue heroine, not always leading to success. It worked here, but it is starting to become a bit tedious and is taking a larger affect on her League series.