Review: Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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I’ve had the Dark Hunters books, on my kindle, for a few years now. I bought them all at once. It was quite daunting looking at 23 books, and knowing that there were way more if you add in the all the side series. This summer I decided to enjoy the summer and read for me. Not for the blog, just me, which means I barely reviewed anything. Sorry, Muses and Pegasus! So I charged my kindle and set out to finish this series.

I’ve had lots of people talk about Styxx and “Oh my gosh, his book killed me!” Well, in order to get to this killing book, I needed to read the 21 books before it. So this is what I’ve been doing. And yesterday, I realized that everyone was right. I’m writing this review from beyond the grave, cuz this book killed me. Dead.

If you’ve read this series you’d know that Acheron’s book was not for the faint hearted, but this book surpassed that one. I’m not even kidding when I say that I spent the last 15% in constant tears. With the size of this book, that means I was crying off and on for about 4 hours. It takes great talent to read through tears. I believe I’ve mastered that now.

You get a glimpse of Styxx in Acheron’s book and the impression you get isn’t good. He seems like this snotty, unloving selfish brother, and to be honest, I didn’t care about him. I knew his book was a sad one, but I didn’t think I would really care, after the way we saw him treat his siblings. But, holy cannoli, there was so much more going on! The amount of devastation and abuse this boy was handed, I’m surprised he’s still sane. A lesser man would’ve broke.

I can’t really say what happens, but I will say this, I’m so glad that Acheron has someone for him. Someone who understands him and what he went through. Brothers need to stick together.The funny thing is though, now I feel like the rest of the books are going to pale in comparison to this one.

~Melpomene

Buy Styxx HERE

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Review: Dark Hunter series, by Sherrilyn Kenyon

01ni I am sooooo very late to the night hunter party!! Seriously. It’s partly good and partly bad. One of the good things is that I don’t have to wait long to read the next book. I totally just bought the main 22 books of the complete Dark-Hunterverse series.(Curse you, Amazon price drops!) I will be able to just keep going, without worry of cliffies or anything. It is kinda nice. However, the bad part is WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THESE?!?!? As I type this, I just completed book 2 and I’m dying to read book 3!! I love the tortured souls. And I have a feeling book 3 Dance with the Devil, will be the epitome of tortured.

This series sorta reminds me of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and yet not. Good vs. evil, with a touch of sauciness mixed it. These are the types of paranormal books I like. I like that each book is about a different character, so, if you happen to need a break for a bit, you won’t have to reread all of them. Although I have no idea how to pronounce half the names, it’s still a fun series.

Here is the Goodreads link to the entire series order. I have it bookmarked, so I know which one comes next.

~Melpomene

Buy book 1 Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Novels)

Book 2 Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter Novels)