June 7, 2010

Dance with the Devil

Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, Book 4)Title : Dance with the Devil
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 5 Jun - 7 Jun 2010

The Dark-Hunter Series. Dance with the Devil is the 4th book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal romance Dark-Hunter series. Check out the link below for a listing of the books in the series according to reading order.

Book Summary of Dance with the Devil.
When Zarek nearly exposes the Dark-Hunters existence during Mardi Gras, the goddess Artemis demands that he be executed. The Dark-Hunter leader, Acheron, manages to negotiate for judgement by a justice nymph instead. Artemis agrees with the condition that Astrid who has never acquitted anyone is sent.

Of course, things never go as planned. Astrid falls for Zarek and must now prove Zarek innocent of the crime for which he was exiled to Alaska 900 years ago or that he deserves mercy even when the man himself does not believe it. Worst still, Artemis's Dark-Hunter executioner breaks loose of her hold and is bent on destroying Zarek. And he has no qualms about killing anyone in his way, human or immortal.

Book Review of Dance with the Devil.
Dance with the Devil remains one of my favorites within the Dark-Hunter series and I always enjoy the reappearance of Zarek and Astrid in the subsequent books.

Despite Zarek's abrasive personality, one can't help finding his interactions with others both funny and sweet. For example, early on Zarek blows up the helicopter of a Squire leaving him stranded but gives him  advice on surviving the harsh terrains of Alaska. Then, there's the time when Astrid is soaking wet after venturing into a blizzard. Zarek prepares her a hot drink  without being asked but tells the blind nymph it is a mixture of arsenic and vomit.

Astrid's determination to do right is admirable as well. Once she realizes the reasons for Zarek's behaviour, she refuses to give up on him. Neither does she allow him to push her around. She defies even the Greek gods to be with Zarek but has no qualms about letting him know what is acceptable behaviour.

Then, there's the added bonus of meeting Simi as well as learning more of Acheron and Artemis's relationship. The demon's childlike innocence is at odds with her ability to kill and makes for a very funny contrast. Which is what makes Simi so fun. And while Acheron and Artemis's relationship doesn't bode well, the reasons for it and how it will end for them is a strong hook to keep on reading.

Definitely a keeper and one which no Dark-Hunter fan should miss.


  1. Very well written review! I usually stick to YA, but this one sounds intriguing. I love what you have to say about the characters. :)

  2. Nice review! This doesn't really sound like my type of book, as I'm only 15 and this is more adultish, but the review is very well thought-out! Great job!

    Reggie =)
    Here from CEP! Nice blog!

  3. Here from the CEP.

    This is my favourite of the DH novels as well!

    They are great books when you just want something fluffy.



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