“This is a wonderful series with great engaging characters. You'll love the world that Kenyon created.”see full review » see other reviews »
“ok read like some of her other books better.
“This is a wonderful series with great engaging characters. You'll love the world that Kenyon created. ”Ann Lorz wrote this review Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved Cai's humor”Licha-olivia wrote this review Monday, September 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really liked this book and I like this series. I am going to read the rest of the books.”Pat K wrote this review Saturday, August 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another series by Sherrilyn Kenyon that I love.”lchatter wrote this review Wednesday, January 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“hero in this book is Caillen. If you don't remember him, he is Shahara's brother. (Shahara is married to Syn and their book is the 2nd in the series, Born of Fire.) In the prior books, we got to know the snarky, ladies man and I was surprised to see a book for him. I knew that Sherrilyn Kenyon would have to pull off something good to get us to believe Caillen could be true to someone and I think she did a good job.
Desideria is a Qillaq princess....a people who only show anger and fight to the death. I really enjoyed her and loved how she came into her own. Desideria and Caillen are great with each other. I loved their snarky comments and at times, they made me laugh out loud. I even got teary eyed at the end.
Unfortunately, I really can't get into any details without giving things away but it's quite a ride. The only problem I had is that it is really long and some things were too drawn out. It gets much better after the half way mark.
I really enjoyed reading about all the Dragas and Syn of course! Chayden is very interesting and I wouldn't mind reading more about him. I'm definitely looking forward to Born of Silence since it's about Darling and seems really interesting! ”
“Caillen Dagan never knew that he was actually born an aristocrat, a Prince no less, until moments before he was to be executed for smuggling (actually covering for one of his sister’s crimes). Promising his biological father that he would give him at least a year, Caillen attempts to build a relationship with him while learning the ways of the rich and privileged. What he did not anticipate was a threat to his father’s life in the form of an assassin, who wanted to frame Caillen for the crime. Nor was he prepared to meet and go on the run with the extremely attractive, Desideria , who is fighting her own battle of being accepted by a people who consider her a half-breed. Fighting unknown forces, who want them both dead the two set out on an adventure that leads to love and other startling information about those around them.
For me this Sherrilyn Kenyon novel was a little different from the usual, not only was there a paranormal aspect to the story, but a strong sci-fi vibe that made the story compelling. This was my first book in the League series, and I was not familiar with the plot twists and turns, but I was able to follow and enjoy the story. Anyway, while there was an obvious attraction between the main characters, Kenyon spent most of her time giving us the backgrounds of who the characters were and where they came from, to explain why they reacted the way that they did under certain circumstances. In this novel her focus seemed to be on building her characters, with the romance being secondary. The story was what was important not just the intimate scenes. I personally liked and enjoyed the change in focus. It was a refreshing change.
“At first I was skeptical about the latest edition to the League series, but after reading it I am definitely satisfied. In fact, I enjoyed it more than some of the previous League novels. The characters seemed more realistic and less determinedly stubborn. The plot was also more complex, and while it was certainly still a romance, it had more focus on the oh-crap-we're-screwed plotline than the kiss-me-you-fool romance.
Of course, Sherrilyn Kenyon is still following her typical League novel outline. Love/lust-at-first-sight, terrible situations, terrible pasts, a complication in the romance, a scene at the end in a hospital waiting for the (usually male) main character to survive, and an epilogue featuring the heroine telling the hero she's pregnant. But it's amazing how much variety one can get out of that outline, and Kenyon somehow manages to make each novel interesting and irresistable. She never disappoints.
Second time reading:
My impressions are mostly the same as the first time around. I think "Shadows" is more well-written than the previous League novels. The plot is more engaging and interesting, and the romance itself is more believable. It seems that Caillen and Desideria actually got to know each other before falling head over heels, rather than falling head over heels and -then- having a conversation.
Plus, we get more of Hauk in this book, and we finally get to meet Fain! Fain is epically awesome.”
“Good paranormal romance ”Dana Bowden wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent Read ! This is the Sherrilyn Kenyon I love to read ; mystery , drama, love, hot sex ; hot heros and wonderful heroins. Twists and turns in every chapter and the plot line is full of character , not just characters ! One of her best in this series.”Topaz L wrote this review Monday, November 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No