August 5, 2010

Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title : Devil May Cry
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 27 Jul - 29 Jul 2010
Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter, Book 11)
The Dark-Hunter series.
Check out the link below for a listing of the books in the series.
From Amazon :
Sin was born a Sumerian god, until he was tricked into Artemis' service as a Dark-Hunter. This immortal has dreamed only of regaining his godhood and seeking revenge on the goddess who betrayed him. But when a beautiful woman, in perilous danger from those he now hunts, suddenly appears in his life, Sin knows that his world will never be the same again.

Book Review of Devil May Cry.
Devil May Cry is another book I liked immensely in the Dark-Hunter series.

There are a few reasons for this. The first is how the characters in the story perceive the world, which can be rather humorous. Here's an example :
"You eat people's souls. How can you not be bad?"
"Trust me, these aren't people you want reincarnated. The guy I ate yesterday was a wife-abusing hit man. Good, strong soul ... rotten human being."
And there's plenty more of such amusing conversations like when Sin describes the benefits of hiring a soul-sucking vampire as his casino manager or when Kat's grandmother calls her and her father wimps for not embracing their destructive tendencies.

Next, there's Kat and Sin's pairing. These two are truly made for each other. Having been abandoned or betrayed by most of his family, Sin doesn't have a very bright view of the world. Kat on the other hand is still very much the optimist and is often able to get him smiling again with her sarcasm. As a bonus, she proofs her worth as Sin's ally in the war against the Sumerian demons. On the other hand, Kat finds in Sin someone deserving of both her trust and respect. Despite Sin's mistrust of the world, he is not only fighting to defend it, but still capable of acts of compassion; this behavior is unlike Kat's mother who time and again puts her own wishes above the lives of innocent bystanders and the happiness of those she claims to love. Most important of all, neither Kat nor Sin have a wish for the other to change or be less than what each can be.

Finally, there's how the author builds on her Dark-Hunter and Dream-Hunter world. We have new and intriguing characters entering the fray like Xypher the renegade dream god, Kish a human who's exchanged his soul for immortality and Zakar the Sumerian god infected by the enemy. We also have tantalizing glimpses into Acheron and Artemis's pasts. And wonder of wonders, the author even manages to show another side to the usually heartless, self-centered Greek Goddess of the Hunt. Might Artemis have actually regretted some of her past actions ?

My conclusion : Definitely a keeper. This book is one of the reasons I keep following the Dark-Hunter and Dream-Hunter series.

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

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  1. Although I'm not a big dark romance fan, this review makes it sound like a really good book and you obviously enjoyed this book. I might give it a try.
    Good Review :)

  2. I've never heard of this series before, but it sounds really interesting. It's not my usual cup of tea, but maybe I'll give it a try!

    Kerleisha @ Collegiate Bookworm


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