Monday, October 3, 2016

Review: Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter #8, Were-Hunter #2)

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
GoodReads Rating: 4.34
Pages: 378
It's a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live...

An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals - snow leopard and white tiger - Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.

Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator who hates the socialite life she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.

In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls...

 I still LOVE Kenyon and her Dark-Hunter world, and her fabulous character development and... just everything. However, I'm still trying to find another story arc with this book. Something that connects it (plot-wise) with some of the other books.

I really liked the couple in this. Wren himself is very much like a big cat; he's kind of standoffish until you show him some affection and then he's lovey, but only when he wants to be, and then it's back to being standoffish the next minute later. Maggie is cute, and I like her connection with Nick. However, I'm curious as to his whole urge to be with her when they aren't mates. When I first read about the mates thing in one of the past books, I was a little put off just because it was really close to the "instant-love" thing I hate with some books. But I explained it away with the whole, they are picked by the gods to be together thing and I guess that makes it better in my mind. But with Maggie and Wren, they are really close to that "instant-love" thing I hate...

I didn't take many notes with this book (which is a good thing usually since that means I read it too fast to really put it down to write my thoughts down). There is a huge time paradox that threw my for a loop (marked by my "holy time paradox batman!" note....) but overall, not too many thoughts with this book...

It's not my favorite but I did plow through it pretty fast. Like I've said for most of my reviews for Kenyon books, if you liked the other ones, you'll like this one. I just hope there is a new story arc coming up soon, since this one could pretty much be a stand-alone (which I guess isn't a bad thing.... but I miss the connectivity of the early books).

The Court's Decision:

1 comment:

  1. The novel looks interesting. There is always an intense fight between the predator and the prey. One has to die obviously. A constant struggle between death and life remains!



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