Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Summary:

The Dark-Hunters are ancient warriors who have sworn to protect mankind and the fate of the world is in their hands. . .

He is solitude. He is darkness. He is the ruler of the night. Yet Kyrian of Thrace has just woken up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: An accountant. Worse, she’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. And if Amanda Devereaux goes down, then he does too. But it’s not just their lives that are hanging in the balance.  Kyrian and Amanda are all that stands between humanity and oblivion. Let’s hope they win.

Review:

Hi! My name is Paula and I have been on a major reading slump since like August. *cries*

To be honest I have only read about 4 new books since August and I have had to reduce my Goodreads challenge to be able to meet it. But anyway, I present you here with one of the few books I have read a 22-books-long-and-counting series full of vampires (kinda) and many other creatures of the night as well as gods from all ancient religions.

Night Pleasures is a romance between a human (again, kinda) whose name is Amanda and a Dark Hunter, which is a race I’m not even going to try to explain because it would take too long. The story is quite entertaining and the romance is beautiful to watch develop. However, at some points I felt it lacked plot and was more about the main characters’ pasts and the whole construction of the Ancient Greek/Dark Hunter/etc. world rather than what was happening at the moment. Furthermore, at some point the main evil/good fight just revolved around the characters love for each other which made it a bit too cheesy for my liking.

“Oh God, I just kissed a vampire!”

“Oh Gods, I just kissed a human!”

Nonetheless, I liked the dynamic of the couple and even though Kyrian’s past is incredibly dramatic it made for a really good story.  Plus, I really liked some of the secondary characters, and I was actually surprised at one plot twist the book takes towards the end.

The witty way in which Mrs. Kenyon writes and all the sarcasm from the characters makes for a great combination and all that humour has saved some scenes from being boring, although it has made other serious scenes not seem serious enough.

“You like being vague, don’t you?”
“It was a choice of being a Dark-Hunter or a prophet. Personally I like the slash-and-kill stuff much more than prayers and the lotus position.”

I’ve read books two and three of this series too and even though the second one left me a bit ‘meh’ I really liked the third one (probably because Zarek was my fave from the beginning).

Overall, it was an entertaining read but it had so much unexplored potential.

P.S.: STOP USING THE TERM “MAKE LOVE” WHEN BOTH CHARACTERS BARELY KNOW EACH OTHER, FURTHERMORE, JUST STOP USING IT AT ALL!!

paula

calloway sisters

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