I don't think I've ever been this confused on what to rate something.. The writing is excellent and the characters are well devso...yeah. alien dicks!
I don't think I've ever been this confused on what to rate something.. The writing is excellent and the characters are well developed and the story is really engaging but it just drags on and on and too fucking long and then those characters fall into tired cliches of BADGUY=Scott the snotty-baddy-badderson who has all the retarded ideas and gets called out on it over and over yet the sheeple are so complacent they don't dare fart against him, plus he is every entitled teenager EVER tossed into a body of a man... and GOODGIRL= Amber who is a super bitch but only cause she's a realist and has no faith in anyone but for some stupid ass reason doesn't leave... or HELPLESS MOTIVATOR= Nikki, her sister who is so fucking stupid and you wonder constantly how she is still breathing...and...and... TARZAN/LOVEINTEREST/CONFUSEDLADYBONARS= lizard dude. well he's pretty awesome. I'm torn between being happy I finished it and sad that I wasted all my breaks at work reading this for the past month.
This lost a star since it's essentially Acheron just told in a different POV. Which, fills out the story but feelsPoor Styxx and his poor, poor butt.
This lost a star since it's essentially Acheron just told in a different POV. Which, fills out the story but feels like rehashing.
And again more torture porn. Seriously. Kenyon's last couple of books have been torture-textbooks..hence the beginning sentence in this review. I don't have a problem with tortured characters, or rape as a plot device I just have a problem with the repetition. Styxx goes somewhere... Estes shows up...buttrape, Styxx is reading... Apollo shows up... buttrape, Styxx argues with Shrewryssa.. cries in his heart, buttrape from a gaggle of gods for random reasons, Styxx goes to save his brother... guess what.. buttrape to the extreme, Styxx tries to do the right thing.. is sent to Atlantis for 2 years for buttrapification and more scarring.
And then he's on an island for 10,000 years.. alone. Cause that would totally work and he'd totally be able to talk to the first person (in this case god) easily in five minutes. yeahhhh.. This time could have benefited from at least a page or two (cause 1 or 2 pages really would be adding too much to the 850 already there right?) of his time there every 300 years or so. To show a breakdown. Something. Anything. But it's skipped over as non-important. bluh.
This book is hella long, and roughly 650 pages are just back story with a little bit of plot to add to the action that occurs in the last 100 pages.
And there's some romance in there along the way blah blah..
And Acheron is a dick. He makes up for it, but still.. a dick.
Edit: And so I realized that I wrote mostly negative things about this book and want to add that I do actually like enjoy the world of the dark hunter series, which is why I continue to read it even though a lot of the current books are a bit blah sometimes. Love certain characters and their dialogue. In fact the snarky humor is some of the best out of most PNRs that I read.
I'll agree that this was not just "Qhuinn and Blay's" book. A lot of her books are like this, but almost more so in this book.
Which is annoying.
CausI'll agree that this was not just "Qhuinn and Blay's" book. A lot of her books are like this, but almost more so in this book.
Which is annoying.
Cause there was three setups for other books. Which was Six POVs too many and they ALL got equal time. Plus the Lesser POV which added nothing to this plot, but a set up for another.
But good jobbie on the M/M in a bestseller romance series, but there was no lube for Blay's poor behind. Or Qhuinn's for that matter.. and that may have been worse.. to boldly go, where no man... nevermind.
I honestly can't believe it took me this long to finish this damn book.
For seriously. I bought it like 4 or 5 years ago, started it, put it down, starI honestly can't believe it took me this long to finish this damn book.
For seriously. I bought it like 4 or 5 years ago, started it, put it down, started it again, put it down again... stared at it knowing it would be good but got caught up in reading shitty PNRs or other half-assed stories.
I can't think of anything i didn't like about this story. It was bloody, dark, and disgustingly good read.
And seeing as I already bought the rest of the trilogy I'll be sure not to take as long to finish them as I did the first. ...more