In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's bee...moreReview posted on VanesMateTheBookaholic
In this final installment of the Dark Swan series, Eugenie is about 5 months pregnant with the twins. She's been hiding from that asshole Kiyo and that beeznatch Maiwenn and secretly trekking to the doctors in the human world. Realizing what she's doing is just too dangerous for the twins, Roland sets her up with a shaman friend of his in Alabama so she can finish the remainder of her pregnancy in peace and safety. Yes....Alabama. What I loved about the theory, once she got down there, was the relaxation and sereneness of the place. The Reeds were the most loving and accepting couple. And Eugenie really needed that. I understood her wanting to stay there once the twins were born. But she soon got her shit together when she found out the whole Otherworld was experiencing a blight and left the twins with the Reeds.
I loved the fact that this was not soley about her and her pregnancy. I was sucked in right away....Richelle Mead has a way of doing that to ya:) Once Eugenie gets back to her kingdoms she realizes how bad it is. Everything is covered in snow and ice, her people are dying and starving. its just the worst possible scenario. One of my favorite parts of this books is with my buddy Volusian. In a meeting with Dorian and the others she asks Volusian if he thinks Varia, Queen of Yew Land was responsible for the blight and if he knew how to stop it. True Volusian style....he tells her yes! I just thought it was hilarious since all he had to do was tell her or Dorian a month ago. But whats the fun in that???
"....Why the hell didn't you tell someone sooner?"
I couldn't be certain, but I thought I saw the tiniest shrug of Volusian's shoulder.
"Because, mistress," he said. "You never asked."
So, on with the adventure. Eugenie, Dorian, Jasmine, Pagiel, Rurik and my pal Volusian...off to the Yew Land to stop the evil Queen whose delusions of grander has her to believe she can stop the blight on the lands if Eugenie and Dorian accepting her rule.
What else can I say, but I loved it! It was a great conclusion to a great series. Even though Im kinda iffy on the decisions Eugenie made but it was still a surprising end. There a lot of secrets revealed, Eugenie kicks ass. Dorian is his usual snarky self with a new attitude that made me love him even more. This is definitely high in my top 5, favorite Urban Fantasy series and its all because of Mead and the way she has you fall in love and sometimes hate with her characters that you just can help to want to read more about. I would love for her to revisit this world and just give us a little more. Can't wait to find out what great series she has up her sleeve now!
***Thank you soo much to Christen for providing this ARC...hopefully I can return the favor someday:) And you too Cat for passing it down to muah!***(less)
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her...morePassion is blind in vengeance and love …
Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.
The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.
Now, one motive burns in her soul:
KILL THEM ALL.
The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.
Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.
Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest. To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.
Time is running out.
In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most. She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice. As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.
Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.
Sons of Wrath Never gamble with vengeance ...
"It didn't stop. That ache to be touched blossomed, spreading to every cell in her body---undoubtedly against her will, but fantastic just the same. fuck it. Ayden raised her head to meet his readied lips."
Ayden is a total kick ass heroine...just like I like em;) She has this all consuming hatred for all things Lycan and she has a good reason for it! Part of an elite group of super soldiers called the Alexei, their sole purpose is to hunt down Lycans and find more potential Alexei to build their army. But its not enough for Ayden. She'd rather hunt down the Lycan who stole her life. So she hires the Sons of Wrath...immortal vengeance demons, to aide her in her search for said Lycan. Although her memory was erased, except for her death, she doesn't remember anything about her life since becoming an Alexei. Its kinda sad that all she knows is vengeance, hate and killing shit! But holy cheese is she good at it! But in one chance meeting, Ayden feels something for a change besides hate so she grabs on to it with all her might...and its revolved around the halfling Kane Walker....
Kane is attacked by Lycans and left to either die or change into a monster, but Ayden inexplicably saves his life....for a while. Waking up in a mansion, chained to a bed and told he has 7 days to live by a sexy psycho killer is not what Kane signed up for. But inevitably, its his future. And Kane would rather die than become the mindless killer he's now destined to become.
First off...Thanks to Keri Lake for reaching out to me about this book! It is amazing!! I absoloutely LOVED this book! It kinda reminded me of the Underworld movies so I pictured Kate as Ayden but I digress. It had action and some great sexy scenes between Ayden and Kane! And don't get me started on the Wrath brothers...OMG! I've GOT to learn more about these guys. I swear, at times I was more interested in them than Kane and Ayden...almost!
All in all, Fan-fucking-tastic start to a series! I swear all fans of Urban fantasy and PNR will love this book. Especially my Shifter Series fans! This was a unique werewolf tale that I just couldn't get enough of!(less)