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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Review: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon


 
 
Dance with the Devil
(Dark Hunters #3)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Zarek is as cold as the Alaska air he breathes in. As an outcast among outcasts, he is the one Dark Hunter that even the most deadliest of gods fear. I was very interested to read his book because in NIGHT EMBRACE, Kenyon shows a different side to Zarek. His attachment to Sunshine, Talon’s girl is strong and what he does for them has me intrigued.

In DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, we see the same standoff-ish attitude that is characteristic to Zarek, but there’s also something I never thought to expect in this book. Zarek shows his vulnerability in slow increments. What’s even more heartbreaking is reading about Zarek’s past. No one can surpass Kenyon’s imagination. She conjures up the most tortured and yet desirable heroes I’ve read in a long time.

The heroine in this book is named Astrid and she is a justice nymph, one who is called upon the Fates to decide whether Zarek lives or dies. When Zarek is attacked and injured, Astrid takes her into her home in Alaska where they spend considerable time together. Though Astrid possess immense power, she is blind and I think the juxtaposition was really unique. This allows her to not base her decisions on Zarek by her eyes, but instead by his words and actions.

Their relationship blooms slowly, but it definitely works in this book. Zarek isn’t the type of person to simply allow anyone close to him. Astrid must break past that barrier and I think Kenyon weaves their story well. All around, this book rocked. I finished it so quickly that afterwards, I felt a little needy. I’m not too worried because there are a bunch more books to read! It’s only the beginning of my newest obsession.
 
 

15 comments:

Underworld Love Addiction said...

I love Zarek :)

Kimber said...

Zarek is one of my favorite DH characters as is his book. Thanks for the review.

Under the Covers said...

I love Zarek too, Becky!

Kimber, he's definitely one of my faves too!

Ann

Ning said...

I absolutely love Zarek. His story is heartbreaking!!

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

Cheryl McInnis said...

Zarek's story is probably my second favorite of Sherrilyn Kenyon's...Valerius' book is my favorite :) Ms. Kenyon sure can write tortured heroes. Thanks for the review, I might have to dig out my copy and reread!

Under the Covers said...

Hi Ning, did you cry when you read his book?

Oh Cheryl! I can't wait to read Valerius's book!!

Ann

Laurie said...

This series is fabulous! I love Zareck! I love when he pops into other stories!

Sophia Rose said...

I do like how she gives each character such awesome backgrounds. I haven't read this one yet.

miki said...

again a new author and new serie for me ^^;;
this seem like one i would love



thank syou for sharing

Timitra said...

I'm loving the sound of this series!

Under the Covers said...

Hi Laurie! I love when she does that too. She's great at giving us glimpses of our fave characters again and again.

Sophia Rose, if you like tortured heroes, then i think you may like this one.

Miki, try SK. She's pretty good.

Timitra darling, hope you give this series a shot!

Ann

Ren said...

Why we always love the same men, Annie? *sigh*

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

This is my favorite book in the series! Love the series LOVED this book.

JessS said...

I've only read one other book in this series, which was Night Pleasure, but I never really got into it so didn't really love it. But I got this book from the library too and I'm willing to try the series again. Especially since Zerek seems so strong but tortured. And the romance has me intrigued, especially if Astrid is blind (and that part about spending heaps of time together. All alone. In a cabin).

Under the Covers said...

LOL! It's because we have such great taste in men, Ren!!

Jess, I liked Night Pleasures OK but I think the other books in the series are even better!

I loved this book too, Vanessa!

Ann