Saturday, July 28, 2012

Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, #9; Were-Hunter, #4)

Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Eighth in the Dark-Hunter series, Second in the Were-Hunter series

5 stars

Wren Tigarian has never fit in with anyone. Wren is different from the other Were-Hunters- he’s a mix between snow leopard and white tiger. Wren being a hybrid makes him judged, hated, and not trusted among the Katagarians; because of this Wren has shut himself off from the world. He trusts no one, until he meets Marguerite. Marguerite D’Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator and is forced to live in a socialite life that she wants no part of. Marguerite just wants to be able to break away from her father and Wren is everything her father would disapprove of. When someone close to Wren threatens his life Marguerite and Wren have to find a way to fix things together. I’m once again pleased and in love with another Sherrilyn Kenyon novel. There’s something about her work that sucks you in and keeps you trapped until the very end. I wasn’t able to enjoy this book like I usually would because I was busy and had no time to read, but getting back into reading this book I was sucked in and hypnotized by the world. This book inflicted so many emotions for me and it made me dislike people I liked and it created new conflicts for the Dark-Hunter world.

The main female character is Marguerite. I was so hesitant about reading about a main character named Marguerite. Why? Well because when I think of Marguerite I think of the spoiled brat from Ever After that made me so angry.

You can’t blame me for thinking Marguerite would be like the one from Ever After. She fits the rich profile, but she isn’t a bitch or hateful. Marguerite is a nice person. She’s not a heroine that will stick with me for the rest of my life, but she’s a great one. She’s witty, funny, sarcastic, strong, protective, caring, overall a great heroine.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 9

The main male character is Wren. Wren has always intrigued me. Whenever mentioned I would think something along the lines of “I can’t wait for his book” or “OMG he’s sexy”. I was fangirling over him before I even got a chance to read about him. This doesn’t happen very often except for in SK novels. Wren is so cut off from the world. I feel bad for him and just want to give him a hug. I don’t want to give anything about him away, because he’s such a great character and I loved reading about him.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 9.5

The Villain- Can I just say that the main villain in this novel doesn’t really play a big part in the problem until half way through. *WARNING BIG SPOILER AHEAD DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU*
The real villain is Nicolette Peltier. Bet you didn’t see that. I know I didn’t and I wanted to bitch slap her so hard her head would roll. That or skin her alive and hang her pelt in a cozy mountain cabin. Sorry about the caps.

Villain Scale: 8.5

We didn’t get to see any Acheron in this novel which I thought I would be sad about and I am but we got to meet the leader of the Katagarians and Arcadians. His name is Savitar and he’s a lot like Acheron, but nowhere near as amazing. I wonder if he gets his own novel. *Time for research*
I found this on SK’s website.
Q: Will Savitar ever have his own book?
A: Oh yeah and it’s a doozie. He’s man of a lot of secrets and a lot of back history…
But we have to wait for it. Sorry.
So I’ll have to wait. I can live with that. We didn’t get to see Simi, but we got to see Vane, Fang, Fury, Aimee, Nick, Bill, and Julian. I love seeing characters outside of their own books.

Character Scale: 9

I want to say something about how witty Ms. Kenyon is. There’s this part when Maggie buys Wren a gift with a LSU Tiger on it and not realizing the irony in the situation because she doesn’t know about him yet. I thought that was genius and it made me laugh. I just wanted to mention that. Little things like that are what make SK brilliant. I can’t wait to start Dark Side of the Moon. I hope it’s as amazing as this one.

Cover Thoughts: Wren is sexy and I like how they have the Sanctuary bar behind him. I love the cover and the little fire looking area around the title is great.

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