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Dark Side of the Moon

Official information

Dark Side of the Moon Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin's

Susan Michaels was the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she's working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn't get any worse...

That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brought her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires "and "gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous--and lethal--shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there's far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.

Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Daimons who seek to subjugate humankind. Against all odds, Susan evokes in Ravyn feelings of tenderness. Desire. Love. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds...

My review

I am starting to believe that I should read only every other book in Dark-Hunter series, because it's becoming a pattern. One book I love, the following is only so so. One is interesting and grabbing, another is an average. And Dark Side of the Moon definitely an average one.

The only thing that truly amazed me was the heroine. A rarely strong and interesting (sarcastic) character. Well, and some twists in the plot, but other than that...

I don't think I have to mention the hero, who is always strong and sexy and tormented, but of course kind and giving. It's another pattern, only this time I couldn't make myself feel his suffering or any other emotions (only briefly by the end of the book he grabbed my attention, but that was way too little and way too late).

A lot of the secondary characters are starting to become alike in the series. It seems there always has to be a sarcastic squire who's annoying.

And of course the romance itself, which left me flummoxed. I mean while some of the love stories develop too quickly, this one was slow. Too slow. Actually, I kept wondering when it would start though I was already through half of the book.

While the ending of the book was interesting end refreshing, I felt that it wasn't explained enough. Some things only told, but not shown.

And where should I start with all the side stories? Dark Side of the Moon had a few of those. Interesting at that, but not necessarily developed. Cael's story for example. A great potential for a future book, no doubt, but a bit rushed.

And one last thing, I forgot to mention Nick's journey among the things I liked in this book.

To sum everything up, Dark Side of the Moon is not a bad afternoon read and since I intent to read on, it is valuable for the information of world and character development, but it is not one of the best of Sherrilyn Kenyon's.

Rating 3

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