Tuesday, December 01, 2015

REVIEW: Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole

I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb: A foundling raised in a world of humans
Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting, ruthless villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission
A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…
Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.

My Review: So I went into this book a little apprehensive. For months I have been hoping that this was Munro's book or even Furie's but it wasn't. We are actually introduced to two new characters in the IAD universe, Jo and Rune. Jo is Thad's long lost sister and Rune is the manwhore member of the Møriør who just happens to be their archer. At first I wasn't really enjoying the new characters but they grow on you. Rune brings a bunch of new characters into the IAD universe with him. I have to say though they weren't all that bad. I wouldn't mind reading books about all of them except Allixta, I didn't like her all that much.

My favorite part in the whole book was towards the end when Lothaire showed up in Val Hall of all places. You can guess who my favorite character is in the IAD verse is right? I didn't like the fact that Elizabeth was basically glossed over. She wasn't even mentioned by name in the book and she was gone very quickly as well.

This book is one of the best paranormal romance books to come out in 2015. I'm looking forward as always to reading the next installment in the Immortals After Dark universe. Hopefully we won't have to wait so long next time.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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