Title: Sins of the Night
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter, #8
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (Imprint of Macmillan)
Date Published: June 28th, 2005
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. 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. But in a race against evil, the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I’ve ever loved?
Sins of the Night is unfortunately my least favorite Dark-Hunter novel yet. It wasn’t bad, it just didn’t have that special something that most of the other books in the series have had so far for me.
I think it has a lot to do with the action level. It didn’t have a whole lot, and what little it did have was pretty brief.
But what I did really like about this book was that we learn a lot more about Ash than we have in the previous books. That’s one thing I still love about these. Ash is like this ultimate puzzle and each book we get one or two more pieces. I really don’t know how the series is going to be after his book is done because that’s one thing I love most about the books so far.
As for Alexion and Danger, I feel kind of neutral towards them. While we did learn a bit about each of their pasts, I still felt like there was more we could’ve learned about them. Their characters still felt a bit flat and shallow by the end of the book, and while their romance was sweet, it felt a bit artificial. It was cool that we got to read about Danger, being the first female Dark-Hunter in the series so far, but she didn’t have that pizazz (yes, I just said that lol) that the other heroines so far have had.
So overall, this was okay, and if you’re reading the series I definitely recommend reading it, if for nothing else than to soak up the Ash trivia we learn. But certainly not my favorite book in the series by a long shot. I hear from Goodreads reviews that the next one is better than this one though, so at least it doesn’t sound like they start going downhill from here or anything like that, so that’s good.
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