There are so many things wrong with Acheron that I could write a book listing them one by one. and honestly, I've already wasted too much time readingThere are so many things wrong with Acheron that I could write a book listing them one by one. and honestly, I've already wasted too much time reading it so here is only a summary:
Part 1: Consisted of nothing more than 400 pages of detailed abuse suffered by Ash when he was human. Any kind of despicable thing that can be done to a human being was done to Ash and we had to read through them. It was a surprise I didn't puke due to the graphic details Sherrilyn decided to burden her readers with.
Part 2: Consisted of one the worst written PNR books I've come across. The dialogues were so cheesy to the point that I figured I needed wine to accompany them. Ash's love interest, Tory, was one dimensional, the chemistry between them was non existent, and it was really hard to buy their relationship. I also didn't recognize Ash's character at all, and I'm not talking about his romantic side (which amounted for the cheesy moments and dialogues). He was just not himself. I wondered at one point if he had been replaced by a pod person.
The distinction between parts 1 and 2 was so great that I honestly thought that they had been written by two different people. You can see the attention to detail Sherrilyn put in writing part 1. It was like she took pleasure coming up with gruesome ways Ash could be torn apart. In part 2, it was like she didn't care. She created a mousy, geek, nosy girl to be the girl to steal Ash's heart (barf) who was also into high adrenaline sports. Yeah, right. Only in fiction. But she had no depth, she just freaking annoying.
So, sadly my love affair with the Dark Hunter series has come to an end. And what a bitter and disappointing end....more
OMG!I cannot believe it. I finally found a YA book that is not stupid, with a weak plot, and doesn't have a meek, idiotic heroine and a stupid love trOMG!I cannot believe it. I finally found a YA book that is not stupid, with a weak plot, and doesn't have a meek, idiotic heroine and a stupid love triangle. Plus its premises are really original. I usually loath love triangles that involve brothers but the one in Anew works wonderfully. In a way it reminded me a bit of the love triangle in Infernal Devices. Scarlet is a girl who woke up in the middle of a forest without any memory besides her own name. Fast forward two years, and she now has a guardian who looks like Jessica Rabbit and is young enough to be Scarlet's sister. Following the unwritten rule of YA books, this said guardian is absent most of the time. I don't really mind that because I find that when parents are present in YA books they are just annoying. Scarlet also has a bubbly best friend who adores fashion and wants to give Scarlet a makeover all the time. I don't get why most authors write their heroines to be fashionably challenged, like enjoying to follow fashion trends is a disease or something, but I let that little detail slide. The two boys in Scarlet's life are twin brothers Gabriel and Tristan. They are from Scarlet's past but don't tell her that until Scarlet catches one of them lying. I like Gabriel, he is sweet and dependable and we know he cares about Scarlet. However, he is not Tristan. Ah, Tristan, sigh... Who wouldn't swoon over a guy who was willing to die to save the woman he loved, twice. Gabriel gets on my nerves sometimes, he is too soft and Mr. goody-to-shoes for my taste. Anew ended on a cliffhanger that would have made me rave in madness if the next book wasn't already out. ...more
One of my favorite books in the series, despite my initial complaints about Ash and Danger. I just don't understand why Ash cannot kill Stryker. ThatOne of my favorite books in the series, despite my initial complaints about Ash and Danger. I just don't understand why Ash cannot kill Stryker. That is the main complaint I have about this series. The real villains never get punished (yes, I'm talking about you Artemis). Fuck, I hate that bitch! In that sense I totally side with Apollymi, too much compassion is just stupid and boring....more
I loved that Sherrilyn paired Valerius with Tabitha. Since reading about her in Kyrian's book, I wanted to see more of her. Review with some spoilers
I loved that Sherrilyn paired Valerius with Tabitha. Since reading about her in Kyrian's book, I wanted to see more of her. Valerius became one of my favorite Dark Hunters and by reading his book, it kind of changed my opinion of Kyrian and Julian. They were assholes. They had no reason to hate Valerius since he had been nothing but a child when his grandfather tortured and killed Kyrian. Zarek was another story since Valerius did cause him pain even though he didn't intend to. The only reason this book is not getting five stars is because of the convenient way everything got wrapped up. Whenever is convenient, Ash always swoops in and cleans the mess. He can even bring people from the dead. Gag me. And it's amazing how he keeps handling immortality cards left and right without any consequence. One that note, I think the series would have benefited more if Kyrian and Amanda had remained dead. ...more
So, after ascertaining myself that there isn't any important plot information in Night Play that I need to know to continue the series, I decided to jSo, after ascertaining myself that there isn't any important plot information in Night Play that I need to know to continue the series, I decided to just skip it. First reason is that I don't really care for books about shifters in general. Second reason is that I know that this is going to be a "why does he love me?" fest. I think that it's great that Sherrilyn wrote a female character who is not a size zero supermodel but I don't see the reason why she must be a low self-esteem type of person just because she is a voluptuous woman. My sister is a plus size gal who never, ever had any trouble finding a man (and I'm not talking about losers). So, I'm saving my time and jumping ahead to Valerius's book that I've been dying to read since his character was introduced....more
Kiss of the Night was one those books that I could live without. It didn't evoke in me any emotions, neither positive nor negative. It was just too blKiss of the Night was one those books that I could live without. It didn't evoke in me any emotions, neither positive nor negative. It was just too blah. You could tell that Sherrilyn put zero effort in developing the characters. Honestly, Wulf's book felt more like a filler than anything else or a book that its purpose was only to world build. Unfortunately, you can't skip it because there is a lot new insight regarding the Daimons, Apollites, and the Destroyer. The only new character worth his salt was Chris. I would love to see more of him in further books. Maybe he could hook up with a Dark Huntress....more
I'm glad that I didn't start this series with Fantasy Lover. It was good but not outstanding and it was repetitive. I probably enjoyed it more becauseI'm glad that I didn't start this series with Fantasy Lover. It was good but not outstanding and it was repetitive. I probably enjoyed it more because I am already invested in the series. 3.5 stars.
This is how I came to the 2.5 stars rating for this book:
5 stars to the relationship between Ash and his Dark Hunters. It was hilariou2.5 Stars Rating
This is how I came to the 2.5 stars rating for this book:
5 stars to the relationship between Ash and his Dark Hunters. It was hilarious and fresh. Even the villains were charming.
0 stars to the romance between Talon and Sunshine. I liked Talon but Sunshine was a poor excuse of a woman. Actually, she would be annoying even if she was a guy. She was a blabbering idiot and I couldn't fathom how any man, especially Talon would fall in love with her. Yes, she was his soulmate but Sherrilyn could have toned down Sunshine's obnoxious personality a bit. I think I liked her best in her Nynia incarnation. It was so bad that I ended up skipping a lot of their scenes together and I only looked forward to scenes that included any of the other Dark Hunters. I also didn't like the way their situation was resolved. It was just too convenient. ...more
If you believe that jumping the story ahead twenty years, making the world dystopian, and adding a new enemy would make the seriesReview with Spoilers
If you believe that jumping the story ahead twenty years, making the world dystopian, and adding a new enemy would make the series fresh, think again. The package might have changed a bit, but the plot is still the same. The new villains have the same MO and the new heroes are carbon copies of the old ones.
The main characters were okay. They didn't stand out per say, but they also didn't annoy me to the point of abandoning the book all together. The main problem was the weak plot. It was based on stupid actions by most of the characters.
Kellan faked his own death trying to prevent the vision he saw in Mira's eyes from ever happening. Never mind that anyone with brains would know that allying himself with a group of rebels would pretty much lead him to that fate.
And why didn't Mira contact the Order herself and told them the truth before Kellan could have the chance to surrender? Or why did Lucan have to tell GNC that Kellan was Bowman? He could have lied and dealt with Kellan himself.
And who noticed the highlander styled death of the Atlantean in the end? I don't know, was that supposed to be a homage to the movie? It was laughable. Plus Lucan's speech at the end was so cheesy that not even rolling my eyes was enough to show my contempt towards it.
I'm officially abandoning Winterblaze. What an awful, awful book. I'm so disappointed that this 3rd installment in the series was such a bore. The maiI'm officially abandoning Winterblaze. What an awful, awful book. I'm so disappointed that this 3rd installment in the series was such a bore. The main characters couldn't be more uninteresting if they tried. The plot seemed contrived too....more
I've read The League series by Sherrilyn and let's say she is not the most consistent writer out there and she recycles her own plots, a lot. So I vowI've read The League series by Sherrilyn and let's say she is not the most consistent writer out there and she recycles her own plots, a lot. So I vowed not to read any more of her work but then I started the manga version of this book and I quite liked it. So I decided to give it a try, I will probably be disappointed, but what the heck.
Well, I'm glad to say Night Pleasures didn't suck. I really liked Kyrian and Amanda together and now I want to know more about the other characters. I hope she doesn't drop the ball like she with her League series....more