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“Find out what happens to the wolf Fang with intricate timeline details looping back to several previous dark hunter books. A must read, its a "cant put it down until its finished" book. Lots of visits from old characters, some new intriguing new characters and two species not meant to be together...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“this one was all over the place and so depressing. it did answer some questions from left unanswered in previous books but it seemed like a hastly put-together-to-answer-those-questions kind of book with no depth.”see full review » see other reviews »
“My first introduction to the books of Sherrilyn Kenyon and I was pleasantly surprised, the characters were fleshed out well, not your rote versions of protagonists and the story was compelling and did not flag and had many a twist and turn and a very satisfying ending. I look forward to reading some more of the Dark Hunter series.”Mercedes S wrote this review Saturday, May 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Inconsistent reads for me with Sherrilyn Kenyon. Seem to be hit or miss. Bad Moon Rising was a hit. Book 17 of A Dark-Hunter Novel.”Nancy B wrote this review Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story was a bit all over the place for me. I loved how it referenced back to previous Dark Hunter books but they were ones from way back in the very beginning of the series that I couldn't remember all of the details to anymore. I also found out through this book that there was a short story written about Fury and his mate that I some how completely missed....
I loved Aimee and Fang in previous Dark Hunter books but for some reason I wasnt as interested by their story once the plot was finally focused on just the two of them. I also wish Sherrilyn could have gone more in depth into the struggles that Fang had to face during those months in the Nether Realm, and let us have more character build between him and Aimee while he worked at Sanctuary. If felt like they just fell instantly in love with each other because they were destined by the Fates to be mated and less because they were actually falling in love with each other. Their relationship seemed really rushed even though, if I was following the time-frame right, this whole thing spanned out over a matter of at least one to two years.
It reminded me way too much of a Romeo and Juliet type story and I thought it just made their love for each other less captivating and a little cheesy.
Because the time-frame kept jumping all over the place, I had to stop myself a few times in order remember where exactly we were in the series and most of the time i just felt like I needed to go back and re-read some of the original books in the series so that I could make sense of the little details Sherrilyn kept throwing into the plot.
That may just be a problem of keeping track of events in a series thats over 20 books long. Since all the characters stories end with a happy endings and are, for the most part, fairly similar to each other, their stories start to blend together, which make it a little difficult to jump back to some of the very first stories in the series and force yourself to remember some of the minor details in the plot. This would have been a lot better if she had done Fang's story a little early in the series instead of waiting until she had written almost 10 books about other completely unrelated characters before coming back to him.”
“Loved the story of Fang an Aimee.”Faerie Mel wrote this review Thursday, November 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really liked Fang in the other books, but when I finally got to his story I was just not that interested. There was just too much going on this story. Every time I turned the page there was a different substory or a different dilemma. It was just too hard to follow. I did, however, love the ending with the battle and the deaths of the Bears.”KRISTY20 wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was so darn good. I love Kenyon's book. Fang is my favorite Werehunter. I love the action and the love scenes. Love Love Love”Antionette Haynes wrote this review Thursday, October 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book/series to read if you are bored.”Aurifex wrote this review Saturday, September 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Against All Odds (Aimee & Fang)
So I take back my previous comment about Kenyon and her world. The Dark-Hunter series is more like a UNIVERSE.
Just when I've finally gotten well acquainted with her world this new myth comes up about Were-Hunters. Result? My head is spinning and adrenaline is washing over me making me giddy. This is why I love this series, except for the Dream-Hunters, Kenyon's mythology never fails to fascinate me. This time she took poetic license on the age-old myth of Lycanthropy, infused with with the curse of Apollites and dark magick giving birth to numerous Weres.
Bad Moon Rising has a lot of sad moments, when Fang and Vane's sister Anya died in the middle of giving birth while being attacked by Daimons really broke my heart. And the way Kenyon painted their picture after her death is very tragic:
Vane walked stonily toward Anya and sank down beside her. He gathered her wolf's body up into his arms and cradled her as if she were a baby. Tears streamed down his face as he rocked back and forth with her and whispered to her.
Fang let out a fierce howls and turned into a man. His body bare, he laid his head down on Anya's back and held on to her too.
This scene is a real tear-jerker because prior to this, you can see how devoted they are to each other and Kenyon made sure that the reader feels the bond they share as siblings or litter mates.
And it didn't end there, soon enough their heartless father took them and beat them til their almost dead and tried to feed them to the gators and Daimons, whoever reached them first. This led to Fang becoming a Hellchaser, hunting Demons who escaped their Hell and send them back to their maker.
Now our heroine, Aimee is a Were-bear and a secret Arcadian and a love match with the Wolfwere Kattagaria Fang just sounds preposterous. But their chemistry is telling from the start and in the guise of repaying a life debt, Aimee finds herself going to Hell to save Fang and killing the Daimons who took pieces of his soul.
I like Aimee, she's stubborn and her moral compass is straight. Although she needs to plan her "save-the-day" schemes better but overall she has enough moxie to go after what she wants and fight for what she believes is right. Her love affair with Fang has a tinge of "forbidden" into it and there were a lot of moments where the excitement and fear of getting caught gets to you.
This is pretty tame compared to the other Hunter books, the signature Kenyon love scenes are a little bit restrained, but the tone of familial love and loyalty certainly makes up for it. I got misty eyed when Vane was willing to sacrifice himself to Savitar because he won't give up Fang. He'd rather leave his wife a widow and his children fatherless than give up his brother. And just when you're starting to lose faith in Mama Lo, Aimee's mom, she does something totally selfless that will shatter you to pieces! I promise, when Mama Lo and Papa Bear Aubert fell in battle, god help me! I felt part of my life force go with them.
So again, good job Ms. Kenyon! Thank you for givng me yet another reason to get addicted to your work.”
“This waas a good book.
“Kenyon has twisted her plot to a rare case of romance. It's not enough to play with love and species, but also how passionate she made the lovers fall. Bad Moon Rising has set a new limit to imagination. A well written book, with interesting charcters, and unique complications.”Celinda Santillan wrote this review Sunday, June 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No