Tuesday, May 17, 2011

[Review] - Dark Descendant

Title: Dark Descendant
Author: Jenna Black
Series: Descendants
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


  1. Loved this book. I seriously am dying for the next book =DDDDDDD

  2. I agree with your review, Anna :) I thought this book was really enjoyable and am looking forward to more!

  3. I really enjoyed this book as well and couldn't put it down at times. Great review!



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