Review: Born of Night By: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Filed in Review , Sherrilyn Kenyon , The Cornered Lover Posted on April 28, 2010 @ 11:00 pm 1 comments
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Published: 29 September 2009
Format: Paperback 539 pages

Book Blurb:
In the Ichidian Universe ,The Leagues rules all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assasins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption….

Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades was born and trained to slaughter. Refusing to be a pawn, he turned his back on the League and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him.
Kiara Zamir is a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target. She wants nothing to do with politics, yet she is forced to submit to protection or die. And as her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead.
My Thoughts

I have had this book sitting on my shelf for some time now. I have heard many great things about this series, but the idea of an entire universe just didn’t appeal to me at the time.But it sat there screaming my name, so i decided what the hey, i’ll go ahead and give it a try. O…M…G… I loved this book!!! It’s the first in the League Series.I realized i also had book 3, but book 2 was missing. So i tore apart my drug store till i found it, before i was 1/2 thorugh this book!! *whispers* yes i think it is that good!!!

The World Sherrilyn has created is for lack of a better term AWESOME! You have your high, mighty rich “species”, you have your low, slum “species” that everyone seems to look down upon, and yes you still have your normal average humans.

The biggest thing that drew me into this was the main character Nykyrian. The way Sherrilyn writes his character makes you feel like you personally know him and feel his pain. There were parts that i felt so sad that a poor soul had to go through things that nobody should ever be put through, and still turn out such a strong person despite his past. How could someone who’s been through so much, ever truly trust anyone again.

Now Kiara, I am not a fan of her so much. At the beggining of the book she started out such a strong willed, fight for her life kind of girl. Which i so truly enjoy in a heroine. But the further you get into the book she (to me) seemed like a scared, whinny, little daddy’s girl that is very judgemental. Granted the scared part she is entitled to because of the things done to her in her past as well. But still there were times i wanted to knock the judgemental snot off her high horse!

Now i won’t give anything away but there are a couple more characters we get introduced too that i can’t wait to see if they get their own book. The first is Syn (who’s book is #2), OMG i love his humor.For example:

“What the hell was that action?” Syn asked him.
“I think it’s something called ‘paternal concern.’ ”
Syn scowled at his bland explanation. “What…..? You sure? I thought that crap was a myth.”
Nykyrian shrugged. “No,really. I watched it once in a documentary. It was fascinating. Believe it or not, there are people out there who actually have feelings for their progeny.”
“Get the fuck out. No way. Your screwing with my head again, aren’t you?”
“No, i swear. You just saw it with your own eyes. I did not make that shit up.”
Syn shivered. “Yeah but it’s really messing with my concept of the natural order of the universe. Paternal love? Whats next? Limb regrowth? Genetic splicing reversals?”

OMG too funny! 2 others i can’t wait to see if they get books are Hauk,and Darling.

So i would have to say the only thing missing in this book is a dictionary. There are several languages to go with the different species. On a few occasions characters curse , or make a comment in these other languages and we aren’t told what most of them mean. I’m sure some are to keeping you wondering, but others it would have been really great to know what was said.

I give this Book in the wonderful new to me series

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  • Stephanie G April 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I started with Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark-Hunter series and when I was done with that I found this one. LOVED IT!!!

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