July 15, 2010

Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title : Dark Side of the Moon
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 7 Jul - 11 Jul 2010
Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, Book 10)
The Dark-Hunter series.
Unleash the Night is the 9th book in the Dark-Hunter series. Check out the link below for a listing of the books in the series according to reading order.
From the back cover :
Half animal, half man, wholly dangerous. Locked in eternal battle, a Were-Hunter knows everything about peril and pain. But the greatest threat is yet to come ...

Susan Michaels was the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her repuration. Now she's working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn't get any worse ...

That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brings her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous - and lethal - shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there's far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.

Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Daimons who seek to subjugate humankind. Against all odds, Susan evokes in Ravyn feelings of tenderness. Desire. Love. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds ...

Book Review of Dark Side of the Moon.
Dark Side of the Moon is another just okay read in the Dark-Hunter series.  I liked the protagonists well enough but not so much that I'd want to read about them again. The only reason I'd want to see more of them in the next books is to find out how their lives will be affected by Ravyn and Susan's choice at the end.

Ravyn is the first Dark-Hunter in the series so far who's not human. Usually new powers accompanies the creation of Dark-Hunters but it would seem Ravyn is the exception. At least, he's the only one I know of whose powers were partially taken from him. Its kind of too bad since it would have been interesting to see what he would have done if he had all his Were-Hunter powers. But there is a reason why those powers were stripped. Furthermore, his choice at the end of the tale is different from the earlier books too. And this makes me curious about what is going to happen next.

Meanwhile, Susan's sarcastic humor seems to have lost their shine in this re-read. It was really fun the first time I read the story but the book doesn't seem to have stood the test of time. Part of the problem I supposed is being told repeatedly how brave and funny Susan is. Its kind of like being told a joke, then being told to laugh time and again.

What I do love about the book is meeting Acheron and Savitar again. They're both such intriguing and funny characters. I can't help but wonder what trouble beings who are supposed to be omniscient would have. So, their secretiveness and obvious pain keeps me reading on. As an added incentive, I also want to know if Acheron and Nick can ever resolve their differences. Nick's bitterness and anger towards Acheron seems unwarranted now but I suppose a large part of their story is still untold. I do hope Nick takes Savitar's advice to heart though.

My conclusion : Dark Side of the Moon is good for a read at least but not a keeper.

My favourite books from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series so far :

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about this book. It wasn't fantastic but it wasn't bad. I do like seeing the other character pop-up and it is fun to watch them interact all the time.


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