Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Review: Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Book Description

In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it's not easy being life's own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they're even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted-out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcements.

From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn't quite right. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age.

Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he'd ever trusted and was cast into an immortal prison. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can't seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hell-bent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

My Review

This is book 18 in the Dark Hunter series. Because so many characters from past books have popped up in this book, I would advise reading the series in order to be able to understand who the other characters are. 

Cadegan has been trapped in an alternate realm for more than a thousand years. Trapped there by his brother, the one person he thought he could count on. He doesn't understand why his brother wouldn't at least listen to his side of the story before sending him to this hell. 

Josette has a strange family but they are there for her when she needs them the most. Her divorce took all of her savings and now that she's been laid off, she's in a real pickle. But once again her family comes through for her and she gets a photography job that pays well because all previous people hired, ran away soon after getting hired. The job? A haunted house, but Jo isn't scared. She's more fascinated since she really doesn't believe in the paranormal like her family does. That is, until she falls through a mirror and is transported to the realm that Cadegan is trapped in. 

Cadegan finds Jo soon after she finds herself in this alternative realm and saves her from some monsters that like to bite. Right away they hit it off and the banter between the two of them is so much fun. While he's really old and from another time, he's been able to get glimpses of how the world is from where he is trapped and while he understands some of what she says, not everything is clear language wise between them, which was really funny. 

They fall hard for each other, get sent on a quest and even meet a dragon along the way. Cadegan wants nothing more than to see her safely back home and puts his life on the line to do it. I don't usually go for the insta-love story line but it really works for these two when you find out who Artemis thinks they are and their whole back story. I liked seeing characters from previous books including, Ash, Styxx, Artemis and Simi. I love getting a glimpse into the lives of some of the characters that I've come to love and after 18 books, I'm fully immersed in the lives of these characters and wanting to see what's happened after their books. 

I let this book sit on my kindle for about 6 months because Acheron and Styxx are two of my very favorite books in this series and I really wasn't sure either one of them could be topped. But I came into this not wanting for those books to be topped, just for this story to be a good continuation of the series and this was definitely a great book in the series. The book ended with me feeling very satisfied as to where this series has gone and I'm looking forward to reading more. The different lores, the different mythologies and story lines as well as different genealogy lines and reincarnations of characters make this a series that you really have to pay attention to the details but if you like that sort of series, then I would definitely give this one a try.  

I give this 5 out of 5 stars.