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“Like Rip Van Winkle, this book needed a trim BADLY. Honestly, there was no way that this book needed to be 894 pages long. I've always enjoyed the Dark Hunter series but I have to admit that this book was a struggle at times to get through. First was the length. It was too long. The section...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Good book to read because it has a lot of different character in the story and the plot is different from another books I have read.The character are mostly all heroic and fight a lot of monster in the setting.”Kevin Monteroza wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ I rarely review the books I read, mostly because a) if I don't like a book, I don't finish it. and b) I usually don't take the time to write a review before I move on to the next book. So, that being said, here is what I liked and didn't like about this book.
I started this book a couple of days after I found it waiting for me on my Kindle. I made it to where Styxx is stabbed by his mother before having to stop. I read 3 other books before picking it up again. I made myself read through the hunting trip and Styxx going to Atlantis and coming home. At this point I was having a really hard time making myself read this part. I knew it would get better so I kept trying but it felt like I was sloshing through four feet of pudding trying to get to the other side, so I did something I never do...I skipped ahead. I went to the last 4 chapters of the first half and read on from there. From then on, I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I have some regrets skipping that part because I did miss the beginning the romance with Styxx and Bethany but I was still cheering for them in the end. I also still love Ash. Those boys were so abused and manipulated by the Gods and family in their lives I don't see how they could be close to each other. Now I cant wait for the next book in the series. I am giving this book 4 stars. I would have given it 5 if I didn't have to suffer for so long in the first part of the book.”
“Very good book.
“Oh my goodness! I did not expect Styxx's story to be such a tear jerker but the saying is true, "there are three sides to a story: yours, mine and the truth". Now I'm going to say that this book turned me against Acheron because they both have been through so much in their 11,000+ years of life but I am so glad for the ending of this book. I can't wait to see how this will change things in the Dark Hunter books to come because this was an epic shift in their world and in their personal lives. From a prince (not pampered though) to thousands of years of solitude for something he could not control, Styxx definitely lived a life of suffering that he did not ask for. I'm sure that Acheron could say the same. Even though I was intimidated by the thickness of the book (just as thick or bigger than Acheron was) I dove in and had some emotional moments indeed. Love the characters in this series even more now!”Alexandrea Ward wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Like Rip Van Winkle, this book needed a trim BADLY. Honestly, there was no way that this book needed to be 894 pages long. I've always enjoyed the Dark Hunter series but I have to admit that this book was a struggle at times to get through. First was the length. It was too long. The section set in ancient Greece and Atlantis could have been trimmed by a lot and it would not have suffered. We get it. Styxx had a crappy life. Second, I understand that we are basically reading about Acheron's life again but told now from Styxx' viewpoint. That part was fine. But the book mirrored Acheron's story told in Book #12 so closely that it felt like we were reading the same book again. Third, how many pantheons can you throw into a story? Really, I thought at one point that I was trapped in a Japanese knife commercial where I kept hearing the words, "But wait, there's more!" We had Egyptian gods, Greek gods, Atlantean gods, and a Celtic god thrown in for good measure. Were Thor and Loki far behind? Things improved a little bit when we got to modern-day times but near the end, the revelations (see point number 3) were flying fast and furious. I fully expected one of the characters, in the midst of the big battle scenes, to throw up their hands, blow a whistle and say to the group, "Hold on...who are you supposed to be now?"
Please, Ms. Kenyon, I love you as a writer. I really do but you need to take us back to the basics. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Give us some witty character development interspersed with tense conflict not page after page after page of a myriad of gods and lots of rehashing of the same old thing.”
“Lots of layers to this book. Very tragic but happy endings. I'm sure if I'd not read the previous dark hunter books I'd have been lost with all the different characters and "god/goddesses" that showed up in it. Egyptian, Greek, Sumerian. Interesting but long read. ”Leigh Ann wrote this review Saturday, October 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While I really liked Styxx and his story, I hated that Kenyon went even farther than she did with Acheron into the horrors. In Acheron I understood she needed to explain why he was who he was and how much he'd over come. But in Styxx, it frankly became a matter of using sexual assault--and child sexual assault to boot--as a plot device. Remember, not only do we get graphic, horrific descriptions of his being abused, but he is a child by modern standards during most of it.
As much as I loved Styxx the character (though I would have liked him just as much if she had left him as he was...a reformed jerk who was trying to see a new way...in fact I might have liked him even more that way) this book was too far. I had to skim over sections so I didn't get physically ill from the descriptions of the repeated sexual abuse to a young boy by multiple adults.
Styxx went too far. She pushed the line too far in what she described. I know she was trying to show us an even more horrible life than Acheron even had, but the detailed descriptions weren't necessary. They were sickening.”
“New Book, October 2013”Whitaker Library wrote this review Tuesday, October 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Soooo Good!!! A whole new perspective on a familiar world. I want more. ”Scrunchiborn wrote this review Saturday, October 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I know i have said this about every other Sherrilyn Kenyon book but I'm gonna say it again. STYXX is by FAR my favorite story!!! Mostly because it reminds me of my Cory [3 but I LOVED IT from beginning to end :)”Sami :D wrote this review Wednesday, October 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No