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Rogue Descendant (Nikki Glass #3)

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The third novel in an action-packed urban fantasy series from the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books—starring a female private eye who discovers that she’s an immortal huntress.

No longer the leader of the Olympians, Konstantin has now gone into hiding. Konstantin is vulnerable, and Anderson believes now is the perfect time to destroy his nemesis. He or
Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Jul 21, 2012 Hannah marked it as to-read
Madres de dios....

I have to wait a whole year. You're kidding me right? This is a joke, no? No?

Experiment BL626
With book 3, the series continues to disappoint me. Characters showed little growth, especially the heroine, Nikki Glass. Despite a steady pace, the plot never rose beyond the level of mildly interesting. Excitement was very few and far and fleeting.

The Characters

+ Nikki

I liked how Nikki was aware of herself. She recognized she was a “bleeding heart,” had abandonment issues, and who she loved (in spite of what she may say to her sister) to name a few examples. What I didn’t like is how she never
Kathy Davie
Third in the Descendant urban fantasy series revolving around Nikki Glass, a private investigator who has learned she's a descendant of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Based in Washington, D.C.

My Take
I really liked the first one, Dark Descendant ; the second one, Deadly Descendant , was okay, a bit disappointing, but okay. This one? Oh, brother. Primarily because Nikki's character is so incredibly lame, hypocritical, AND selfish with her stupid bleeding heart---it was just too easy for the Olympia

Originally posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

The perfect description for “Rogue Descendant” is slow burn. The story takes its time, but it is never boring. Nikki and the entire Descendant world are reeling from the aftermath of “Deadly Descendant.” Konstantin is no longer leading the Olympians, Emma has switched sides and Nikki seems to be on everyone’s hit list. To make matters worse, Jamaal and Nikki are still on the outs as Jamaal is still unwilling to come to terms with his f
I am dying yet again!!! Jenna Black gave us a cliffhanger ending without it being a cliffhanger in the true sense. I thought that maybe I should not read it so soon, but did I listen? No!! Now I will suffer till the next book comes out. And there has to be another book, with an ending like that, there can’t not be a book 4.

We are back in Nikki’s world and this time, in the beginning at least, things seem to be slightly calmer than the last book. But that calm did not last for long. Somebody is s
This book was so disappointing.

Firstly, I didn't like the writing. I don't know whether it was me or whether the writing actually changed, but I found the standard writing unsatisfactory. This novel was in first person. But I felt like the main character just kept on talking about herself and her feelings. There was no showing, only telling.

It got to the point where it was like she would talk about herself for paragraphs for example, like I am such a bleeding heart. And then get to the point. Mo
I'm tired of the cock blocking. TIRED!

And now there's a possibility of a love triangle? Ugh.

The Nitty Gritty: Anderson Kane has had enough. He wants Konstantin dead and he is going to use Nikki to find him. She is a huntress after all. Too bad Nikki has a thing about being a instrument of death.

Nikki tries to keep out of the hunting business, that is until her adoptive parent's house is burned down. Still she resists hunting the man that orchstated the rape kidnapping and rape of her sister, until he sets fire to her condo and kills three innocent people in the process. With their bloo
Just Me
Jul 09, 2012 Just Me marked it as to-read
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Oh, a cover.

I really like this cover.

I really do not like waiting a year.

Oh boy..
Felt like every book takes me on a different ride.
First it was interesting.
Second was exciting.
And this third? Frustrating.

The romance is just blah.
The storyline is blah.
To be honest, to me...
Everything is blah!

I hope Nikki will just move on from Jamaal.
I mean.. twice?
I don't see it as a challenge.
I see it as time to move on.
Because seriously??
Nikki deserve better.
Nikki is back. Someone is attacking Nikki where it hurts most, her family. Her first thought is Konstantin but then she starts thinking it might be Emma. Either way she has to figure it out and stop it before the attacks get worse.

Nikki is still navigating her new life. She considers the mansion home now and finds herself getting more comfortable but still misses how things use to be. We get a brief glimpse of how she is with her adoptive parents when they come home from their trip which was in
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Favorite Quote: “You advising me to lie back and think of England?”

Nikki Glass has begun to acclimate to her new life as an immortal descendant of Artemis. Living in the mansion with the other Liberi’s, Nikki is slowly making it her home but finds herself clinging stubbornly to her humanity, especially when it comes to killing for revenge. And revenge is what Liberi leader Anderson wants. He orders Nikki to track the former head Olympi
A 3.5 for effort!

I know why some people are dissatisfied with this latest instalment, there was just no spark compared to the previous books. Don't get me wrong this was still a hell of a lot better than Joe Blogs but it felt as if it was more about building a background, like the author was setting up the scene for a forthcoming storyline and had built the plot around it.

In the first two books I liked Jamal despite his issues and I understood his motivation, but in this book I somehow ended u
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3-3.5

*Full Review Shortly*

I can NOT believe we are left with THAT ending! I mean, are we going to get a fourth book in this series, or will the series just end like the Morgan Kingsley series did with things up in the air and not resolved to my satisfaction anyway? The whole thing with Anderson has me especially nervous after he told Nikki that if anyone found out about his true Identity, everyone would die. Will there be a war between Anderson's Liberi and the Olym
Aimee (Coffee Table Reviews)
I really liked the book. While I did spend a majority of my time wanting to pull my hair out at the almost romance scenes, the rest kept me glued to my book. The story seemed to stall in places but for the most part, it had some teeth clenching parts.

I'm not going to lie I want Jamaal and Nikki to eventually get together. Preferably I would have loved to see them together already but it looks like we have some romantic suspense headed our way still. And they new inkling hinting at a love triang
PLEASE let there be a Book 4 after this!! Otherwise I may just die...whilst hanging off the edge of a big, fat cliffhanger.

I could really use a Death god to help me right now.

A little godly-mojo. Anything to make the next year go quicker so I can get my hands on the next piece of the Nikki Glass story ;)
I hold out a lot of hope for this series because I am a huge fan of ancient mythology and this series deals heavily in that. The first two books in the series were good, the first being the best and the second book being decent. But this, the third book in this series was somewhat of a disappointment. When the epilogue is the best part of the book, there is definitely something wrong.

Urban fantasy series are usually more about the action, the plot, than the romance. Romance usually takes a backs
Nikki is try to avoid Anderson because he wants her to track down Konstantin. Nikki is suffering from a case of the morals and refuses. That done Nikki finds herself with an enemy someone has burned down her condo and her family home and she needs to get to the bottom of it.

I am trying to decide if I think this book sucks or not. Here is what I disliked...why does Nikki insist on chasing Jamal? I am all for a willing partner in a seduction scene but this man clearly said no, if it tables were tu
Jessie Potts
What it's about: This is the third novel in Jenna Black's Nikki Glass series and is just as fast-paced and action-filled as the first two. Jamaal is still fighting with/not being completely honest emotionally about Nikki. Anderson is just as hot (yeah, I always choose the wrong guys) and intriguing as ever, and readers get to take a look at Nikki's family. The ending also heralds a change for Nikki and those she loves, a battle cry for books to come, and I can't wait to grab book four!

Why you sh
Oh Nikki, Nikki, Nikki. I wonder if I read you wrong in the past. I knew you had a difficult childhood, were thrown in an almost untenable position as a Descendant. But I never realized you could be such a bore. Nor so dumb.

Ok, I'll cut the sarcasm now. :) Nikki Glass 3 suffered from a lot, and I mean a lot, of soap-opera drama. The first half of the book (and possibly more) was spent in that kind of meaningless, high-school drama soap operas are made of. (The he loves me, he loves me not. The
It's funny that I even finished this book. Every time I start reading Nikki Glass series I get overwhelmed by how boring it is. And I keep changing my mind the closer I get to the end. This time was no exception.

The cliffhanger wasn't a cliffhanger for me but finally a battle cry. The story is extremely slow and it's disappointing that characters aren't growing. It's like they've been stuck in a rut and there's no moving forward. I really expected of Nikki to get a hold of her powers but zilch.
I must say the more of these I read the more disappointed I am with the entire series. The series is based on a good premise that could be really interesting. The problem though is that in this book in particular there is really no story. This book contained a bunch of scenes that seemed to be completely unrelated until you get to the end of the book where they are tied together in a way that is completely insane. As if the complete and utter lack of a logical, beliavble story was not bad enough ...more
Nikki Glass's various residences - her family home, her condo, her office, all burn to the ground. Nikki must investigate all suspects - Emma, Konstantin, Cyrus, Anderson - in order to discover the true culprit.

Warning, spoilers ahead...

What I Liked:

The epilogue - The book had a steady pace and then had a killer epilogue. I have to wait a year for the next book? I don't know if I can!

Logan - I can never get enough of this character. An awesome badass - even in the kitchen.

Nikki - I like the fact
I loved this book. In fact I love this series and urge Urban Fantasy fans to read it. Nikki Glass is a private investigator who has recently become Liberi, that is to say she is now an immortal. As a descendant of the god Artemis, Nikki has powers unique to her line. In this case it means that Nikki is good at hunting down people, something that her leader Anderson is in real need of. Anderson is the leader of a small group of Liberi who Nikki belongs to and he wants Nikki to hunt down Konstanti ...more
There was absolutely nothing in the plot of this one that surprised me.

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It also got a little redundant at how many times we were told that Ni
Boring. That's pretty much the one word I'd use to sum this one up. It reads like filler and nothing much seems to have changed in Nikki's life from the first book.

Nikki can't protect her family so she's continuing to reluctantly work with Anderson & Co. by mostly mooching around the mansion. She's made no real progress on her new superpowers (admittedly it's only been a couple of months, but it doesn't look like she's been doing anything else with her time...) and hasn't really made an eff
Grr...this book was so good that now I am mad that it's finished. I am eagerly anticipating the next one. There was a little more progress with Nikki learning how to really use her abilities, and there was enough progress in her relationship with Jamaal to be both satisfying and frustrating at the same time. The only potential issue I had with this book was the growing suggestion from characters that hint towards a possible love triangle involving Nikki. I will actually be upset if that happens. ...more
Mikayla Wenn
Ever since book #1 I was hooked with the concept of the world. However, Nikki isn't the most thrilling character I've ever read, but the hints of romance kept me avidly reading (I'm a sucker for romance). The book was good, rather predictable, but good all the same: Nikki's redeeming self-awareness outweighs some of her annoying bouts of denial and somewhat annoying lack of strategy in this book.

However, it's all starting to get rather long in the tooth. It's book 3, there's been no great progre
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

As the third book in this series begins we see Nikki is trying to get her relationship with Jamaal back to something that resembles friendship.. She wants more but it's looking like things aren't going her way. Not only that but Anderson's ex-wife is giving Nikki all kinds of problems. Then there is the fact that she has to deal with some fire bug setting fire to the places she once called home, and killing a few innocents along the way. Then there is Ja
it was awful!! The only thing that made keep reading this series is to see if the relationship between Nikki and Jamaal is going to progress but NOTHING HAPPENED!!! Let's not forget the "bleeding heart " mention that keep popping up.
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