Friday, September 27, 2013

Review of Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world— unless one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in the acclaimed series by Jenna Black.
As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are really jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward may be “god,” but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like playing dead.


I was pleased with how the character of Nikki Glass evolved from the first book in this series. She has become tougher and more accepting about discovering she is a descendant of the goddess Artemis. I felt a bit sorry for the villain of Deadly Descendant because of everything that was done to him. I will say that the coyotes were kind of scary as was the character Emma. I loved the shift in Nikki and Jamaal's relationship.

Review of Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian


Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and

Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation--until he is thrust

Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure of the Year

RWA Rita Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance of the Year

“Passion, danger and a bit of mysticism all come together brilliantly in the bewitching Dragon Chalice medieval paranormal series.” –Booklist
together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature--or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .

brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal--but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.


I felt that the prologue of Heart of the Hunter was important to the main story because it explained the story of the Dragon Chalice in great detail. I loved that despite his reluctance to get involved with Ariana and the trouble that follows her at every turn. Lara Adrian did a fantastic job of building the relationship between Ariana and Braedon. They had a rocky start but I was thrilled with how things worked out in the end.

Review of Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her
boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.


From the very beginning of Everneath I was intrigued by the characters of Nikki and Cole and I loved how a lot of Nikki and Jack's relationship is told through Nikki's memories. One of my favorite things about the character Cole was that at certain points throughout this book I was unsure if he was a good guy or a bad guy. He made the book more exciting because I never knew what he was going to do next. I felt the ending was written perfectly because it made me anxious to read the second book in this new series.