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Sins of the Night

Official information

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

Publisher: St. Martin's

In the realm of the Dark-Hunters there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow: Harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love.

But every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. He mistakenly believes that he has the power of life and death over humans. That's when I'm summoned. Who am I? I'm the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line and it's my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.

Or so I thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger--it's not just her name, it's how she lives her life. She doesn't trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I'm here to be judge, jury and most likely executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they all will die.

Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening a heart I thought was long dead. With every day, I am learning to care about the people I might have to kill.

Most of all, I'm learning to care for her. How can I be attracted to her when the oldest force on earth is out to see us all dead? It's a race against evil, and the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. But how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I've ever loved?


My review

Firstly, I would like to say that Sins of the Night, along with the short novel The Beginning is significant for the information it gives about the creation of Dark-Hunters and of course the insight into Ash's mysterious persona. If only for that, it is worth reading, but I am afraid it is one of the weakest books so far. Both plot and character wise.

Danger and Alexion had a potential, but the end result left me disappointed. He was supposed to be this unfeeling being and yet, after few hours with her, his whole personality changed drastically. Danger, as a Dark-Hunter, should have been a bit darker, if not tortured, however she seemed to be anything but. Actually, for the people who were betrayed by their loved ones in the most horrible fashion and didn't trust in others for centuries, they sure did fall in love and trust quite quickly. Or maybe they simply fell in lust, because I could not find the development of their relationship as much as I tried.

If I had to analyze the plot of Sins of the Night, again, I would say it had a potential. It had its moments when it picked up pace and Sherrilyn Kenyon found an interesting angle to the story, but it could've been used more thoroughly. There were so many places I knew something major was happening, but behind the stage. On it, everything stood still.

The ending actually moved me to tears. After so many "Acheron comes to the rescue" book endings, this one felt rather unique. However, few heartfelt moments didn't save it from other shortcomings. In the end, Sins of the Night is simply another book.

Rating 3

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