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Kiss of the Night

Official information

Kiss of the Night Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin's

What do you get when you take one immortal Viking warrior no one can remember five minutes after he leaves their presence, an Apollite heiress on the run for her life, and one seriously pissed off demigod? Basically, you get my life.

It started out simple enough. I went to save a woman one night in a club. The next thing I knew, the doorway to hell had opened and out stepped Daimons the likes of which I'd never seen before. Led by the son of Apollo, they are out to end the curse that has banished them all to darkness. The only problem with that is they have to kill Cassandra Peters to do it and if she dies, so dies the sun, the earth and all who dwell here. Life's just a bowl full of cherries, ain't it?

Brought together by fate, it's now my job to protect a daughter of the very race I have been hunting for centuries. Neither of us dares to trust the other. But she is the only one who remembers me...

Wulf Tryggvasen

My review

Kiss of the Night was not predictable in a way most romance books are. It kept surprising me over and over again. I didn't know how everything was going to be solved. It seemed one question was answered, another two popped up. One disaster evaded, another even worse one appeared. It was fast-paced throughout the whole book, but the ending fell flat. The final solution was something the heroes were strongly against and yet, after five minutes of debating, they simply turned around and went through.

It was not the biggest problem I had with Kiss of the Night, however. The biggest problem was that despite the book having almost everything you might want, I still couldn't get myself emotionally invested. Something was missing, but I am not sure I could pin point it. It was like a dish with lots of ingredients (even if the right ones as it appeared), but the taste left you unsatisfied. Or, maybe it's just because this books came after Dance with the Devil. Wulf could not compete with Zarek. And I'm not even talking about the irritating whining of Cassandra's (even though she had a reason).

What the book offered was an insight into Appolite world. The curse and the repercussions. The reasons of them turning Daimon. Even the description of different kinds of Daimons. Revealing them as something more than simple killers. Well, some at least.

But at the end of the day, Kiss of the Night is not one of my favorite books of Dark-Hunter series.

Rating 3

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