November 14, 2010

Review : Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title : Bad Moon Rising
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 16 Oct - 17 Oct 2010
Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter Series)
The Dark-Hunter series.
Bad Moon Rising is another 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 Amazon :
A stunning and suspenseful new landscape emerges in the thrilling Dark-Hunter world—a world where nothing will ever be the same again. . .

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...

Book Review of Bad Moon Rising.
Bad Moon Rising was an uneven and confusing read.

The main reason for the inconsistent feel was the portrayal of Fang's character. There are parts of his story which is told by reusing material from the earlier books. While I don't have a problem with this usually, here it makes Fang's character a bit off. At times, I felt that there were 2 Fangs in the story; the one visiting us occasionally from the past and the one we meet here.

The other reason was the sudden change in directions of the story. Instead of building on the existing characters in the Dark-Hunter and Were-Hunter worlds, we are suddenly introduced to a whole host of new ones. And since the story drifted along almost to the end, this only added to my confusion since I couldn't figure out the point of doing it.

That disjointed feeling was also the reason the impact of the ending was dulled. What should have been an exciting and moving ending just left me wondering what I missed.

Another complain I have about this one is the depressing depiction of love, both the romantic and familial kind. Despite what is said, there is a serious lack of trust between the main protagonists. And then there's the lies Aimee and her family members tell each other to keep up appearances to each other and especially to their mother. What happened to unconditional love for your family?

My conclusion : This one is definitely not on my list of favourite Dark-Hunter novels and its not one I would recommend either.

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

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