Review: Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted May 4, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Shadows
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

4 Stars


Released: April 26, 2011
Series: The League #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 418

The League is by far my favourite series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, her blend of sci-fi, adventure and romance makes my jelly quiver!

This is the fourth book in the League series and it follows Caillen Dagan, the brother of Shahara the heroine of [book:Born of Fire|3246224]. Caillen is a third generation smuggler who would do anything for his sisters, no matter how crazy they drive him, including die for them which is what he almost does until he is saved in the nick of time by an unlikely source and is thrown in to a brand new world; the world of the aristocrats. Soon he is on the run with the beautiful and vivacious Desideria when they are framed for an assassination they didn’t commit, as part of a plot that has been brewing for a lifetime.

I really wanted to like this book a lot more then I actually did, I think the main problem I had with this book was that for some reason Caillen really annoyed me. I don’t know why but his constant “witty” comments really bugged me. I know he was supposed to be charming but slightly egotistical but I just found him irritating and yearned for him to be the strong silent type like my beloved Nykyrian (from [book:Born of Night|476692])! Desideria; however, I quite liked and I liked seeing her character develop and grow in confidence as she escaped from beneath her mother’s tyrannical thumb.

Well so far I sound quite negative about this book, which isn’t the case! What I really liked was the amount of action and adventure in it, I have found that normally SK is inside her characters heads a lot which is good, but can get repetitive. With this book there was a lot going on around them so it focused on the plot as well as the romance making it fast paced and exciting. I also liked that it showed you more of the other characters that although are mentioned in the books you don’t really get to see them, like Darling Cruel and Dancer Hauk.

Now for the <b>BEST</b> this about the book…Fain Haunk, Dancer’s big brother, now I know he was only a secondary character in this book but I instantly loved him! I have a thing for massive guys with long black hair and fangs (Wrath anyone?!) and he fits that image PERFECTLY! Along with a dry and sarcastic sense of humour, I am his for the taking and I really hope he gets a book (and his heroine is named Suzanne LOL!)

So although this wasn’t my favourite in the series, I did enjoy this book and am definitely going to pick up the next one.

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About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

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