Author: Jenna Black
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 26, 2011
I received this book for review from Simon & Schuster.
Summary: Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s man hunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali, who thinks she’s a spy.
But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .
Thoughts: Originally I didn't have this book on my to buy list. But when I received it for review, the summary really piqued my interest - especially with the mythology that is involved.
Dark Descendant is a fantastic read and really took me by surprise. I absolutely loved the flow of the story. It was both fast and engaging. I have read some of Ms. Black's books before but none of her UF titles. She has taken mythology from different pantheons and created a most intriguing world. Great cast of characters. I loved the lead Nikki, she was a strong character, but also has a vulnerability to her. The mysterious Anderson and "I'm crazy but I don't mean to be" Jamaal are two characters I hope to read more about. I definitely recommend this one.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.jennablack.com/
Upcoming Releases:Chicks Kick Butt (Anthology)- June 7, 2011
Sirensong (Faeriewalker #3)- July 5, 2011