I only read Fury's story by Sherrilyn Kenyon and The Story of Son by J.R. Ward.
Fury's story - the heroine was not likable in this story, she betrayedI only read Fury's story by Sherrilyn Kenyon and The Story of Son by J.R. Ward.
Fury's story - the heroine was not likable in this story, she betrayed the hero twice in only a little over 100 pages. She spent centuries hating Fury's type of Were Hunter to the point of trying to kill Fury when she found out then allowing him to be tortured - then I am supposed to believe the last 10 pages where she suddenly realizes he is a good person and all Katagaria are not bad. Sorry but I needed a bit more time to believe that plus I don't buy 180 degree turns in attitude from small causes. Overall, the best part of the story was seeing Vane, Bride and their small son - that was awesome!
The Story of Son - great little story, but I expect nothing else from J.R. Ward...more
This book was a little slow in the beginning but really picked up about a quarter of the way through.
Ravyn and Susan were an interesting couple. RavynThis book was a little slow in the beginning but really picked up about a quarter of the way through.
Ravyn and Susan were an interesting couple. Ravyn was a very hot Dark Hunter/Arcadian Were Hunter. He, of course, had some issues. His family killed him about 300 years ago after he told his potential mate that he was a Were Hunter, which caused her to gather a group of humans to attack Ravyn's villiage and kill some of his pack including his mother and sister. His brother killed him for his "betrayal", which caused Ravyn to become a Dark Hunter when he cried out to Artemis for his vengence against the humans. Susan is a disgraced reporter who works for a sleezy magazine similar to the National Enquirer. She used to be one of the nation's top investigative reporters until she trusted the wrong source and had her life go down in flames (Dan Rather?). Susan meets Ravyn when she picks him up at an animal shelter at the request of her friend. Ravyn is stuck in cat form because of a magical collar and if he doesn't change soon, he will die. Susan gets the collar off of him and the bad guys start showing up. This is where the story started to get interesting.
Susan and Ravyn are fighting the Daimons that seriously have it in for the Dark Hunters. Ash is nowhere to be found (haha, I read Acheron so I know where he was, why he was there and why he couldn't leave!). During all of the fighting, Ravyn and Susan somehow find time to fall for each other, despite the fact that she is allergic to him :) After they do some mattress dancing, they get the magical markings that say they are mates. So basically, the rest of the book was fighting with Daimons while trying to figure out what their master plan was, as well as Ravyn and Susan trying to figure out their relationship aka do we wanna be mates?
I really liked Ravyn in the book, I am a sucker for a hot shapeshifter. Susan's unending sarcastic remarks got on my nerves at first but I started to warm up to her, though I still don't think she could have been the great Daimon fighter she was depite the karate she took years ago. I think I understood this book a lot better because of reading the first half of Acheron before this book. I know who Appollymi is and why she is in Kalosis, I know Ash's background and why he lets the "bitch goddess" treat him the way she does (plus I know he will be free of her and no longer have to pay in flesh and blood for love). Overall, it was a decent book but still doesn't hold a candle to Acheron....more