So I finished Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This was also the first book I read by her. What do I have to say about it? Loved the book. I can't believe I never read her before. What the heck?
I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first. I love romance books but I'm not a big sci fi reader. I've always been more fantasy than sci fi. Although there a few out there I like. Anyways, back to Born of Night.
This book takes place in the Ichidian Universe. I don't believe a year is ever mentioned. We'll just assume its the future or another galaxy. There is a league called The League who are assassins. A man named Nykyrian Quiakides abandons the League when he decides he can't live like them. He's pretty much on the run from them before the book and in the book. One of his assignments with his new team is to keep Kiara Zamir, a dancer safe. Thanks to her father who is in politics she is never safe and has had some close calls.
The two set out on an adventure of love and danger. The feelings are there but they fight those feelings. They refuse to believe them. It's one of many typical romance's. "I love you, I hate you." The way Sherrilyn writes it though. It makes you so involved in the plot, you want to know the next move. Will they or won't they?
Like other books I always love when you see the hero be this tough guy but yet under all those clothing he is just a nice guy. He just needs to find a way there. And Kiara might just do that.
One of my favorite characters in the book was definitely Syn. Why? I don't know. Maybe because in this book he's the sidekick you can't help but love. Although you also want to hate him because he doesn't believe in Kiara. He's always thinking she'll turn them in. Will he trust her in the end? Ha, like I'll tell you that. He is the main character in the second book of the series. So will love seeing him again.
My least favorite character in the book would be Kiara's father. In some ways I found him to be a villain. Sure he wants to protect her but he could have been there for her instead of letting her suffer.
I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next two. The second one is called Born of Fire and the third one is Born of Ice. From what I hear she'll be doing more books for The League. Can't wait. I hope we get to see Nykyrian and Kiara again. Time will tell I guess.
I do have to admit something. I kept waiting for a vampire to come in a scene. Sounds silly I'm sure but with all the vampire books I've been reading, I just keep waiting. Nykyrian has fangs. Does that count? Maybe to make up for it, I'll read another series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I think that's The Dark Hunter series? Am I right?