Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Second in the Dark-Hunter series
Talon was sitting in a coffee shop enjoying coffee and beignetes when he spotted a group of Daimons terrorizing a woman. In the process of saving the woman he ends up almost getting run over by a Mardi Gras float. Sunshine Runningwolf is a free-spirited and beautiful. She doesn’t eat sugar or wear shoes and she dances to her own beat. After a night (or day) stand with each other everything changes for Talon and Sunshine. I liked Night Embrace, I did, but there was something missing. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Night Pleasures and the main characters didn’t hold my attention. My attention kept going to the sexy side characters like Acheron, Vane, Zarek (OMG I love him), and even Bride who I knew was going to end up with Vane and I couldn’t wait to read their story. Aside from the snag in main characters it was thrilling and I loved all the drama and constant suspense of what-was-going-to-happen-next-anticipation that Kenyon brought to the table. I was reading some reviews and saw a lot of complaints that they didn’t like how many characters are constantly being introduced, but I love it. I mean think about it, if you weren’t meeting all these characters and getting a little bit of depth on them you probably wouldn’t be looking forward to the next book and I all I have to say to those people that didn’t think about that is
I’m just kidding. I love Kingsley and wanted to use a gif with him in it. He’s become a new obsession. On to the main characters:
The main female character is Sunshine. I’m not against her name at all but dang can you get any more hippie; Sunshine Runningwolf it’s like saying “I have hippy parents and I’m vegan”. After a while it grew on me now I like her name, but just because I like the name doesn’t mean all the kids she went to school with did and I’m from Louisiana I know how kids are here. Anyhow let’s stop talking about her name and talk about her as a person or character. I didn’t really like Sunshine all that much. I really wanted to, but she lacked depth. Compared to Grace and Amanda (heroines from Fantasy Lover and Night Pleasures), she wasn’t nearly as interesting or kick-ass, but she was still a tolerable heroine and I feel like if she would’ve had more substance I would’ve loved her. OK, let me just say this… I’m not spoiling anything, but for the people who have read this book who agrees with me that her family history was completely random and just kind of thrown in there?
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7.5/b>
The main male character is Talon. I liked Talon in the other books. When I heard he had frickin’ pet alligators I was like “Now he’s cool.” Aside from him also driving a motorcycle and having pet alligators (which sound adorable, but I wouldn’t get in a fifty foot distance of) he was a pretty laid back Dark-Hunter. But he came with a lot of baggage, like when you have Squires giving you shirts that say “I See Dead People” I think it’s time to let go. BTW I didn’t spoiler that, it happened in the last fricken book. I liked him more than Sunny to say the least because his character was a lot more developed.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 8
The Villain- Dionysus and Camulus, don’t know who they are then why don’t you read the books and find out.
Villain Scale: 8
Character Scale: 8
It saddens me to say that I wasn’t as impressed as I had hoped to be with this book, but that didn’t stop me from diving into Dance with the Devil, because let’s face it I lurve Zarek and I wanna marry him. Thanks for putting up with my sassiness for this review. I'm actually like this in real life, but I don't feel like being serious right now so since I'm in a IDGAF mood you should go listen to Blood on the Dance Floor's song "IDGAF" that way we can be in this mood. Oh btw there's a lot of cursing and all that so if you don't like that stuff don't look them up, but if that doesn't bother you look 'em up.
Cover Thoughts: Talon looks all fierce and ready to kick some Daimon ass. I really like the green it’s cool. Overall it’s a good cover and I like it.