Monday, April 22, 2013

[ARC Review] - Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black

Title: Rogue Descendant
Author: Jenna Black
Series: Nikki  Glass
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 30, 2013

I received this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  No longer the leader of the Olympians, Konstantin has now gone into hiding. Konstantin is vulnerable, and Anderson believes now is the perfect time to destroy his nemesis. He orders private eye Nikki Glass to use her powers to locate Konstantin, and she balks at the idea until a series of attacks leads her to believe that Konstantin is gunning for her and Anderson instead of remaining safely in hiding.

Nikki’s search is complicated by Cyrus—Konstantin’s son and the new leader of the Olympians—who threatens retribution should his father be killed. The complications mount up as Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not be behind the attacks after all. The only person who hates Konstantin more than Anderson does is Anderson’s estranged wife, Emma, who has joined the Olympians. And Nikki knows Emma would be more than happy if Anderson and his people embroil themselves in an all-out war against the Olympians—a war they cannot hope to win.

As Nikki tries to figure out who the true enemy is, she deals with her tumultuous relationship with Jamaal, who struggles to control his death magic. But being loved by a descendant of a death goddess is the least of Nikki’s worries…

Thoughts: The time to strike is now.  Konstantin is no longer leading the Olympians and is in hiding.  Anderson is urging Nikki to use her descendant powers to track down Konstantin. But she knows it will be a revenge killing and that tastes bad in her mouth, but when there are strikes made against her and those she loves, she knows that she needs to take action and end this once and for all.

I love this series! Each book that comes out keeps getting better and better.  Jenna Black's writing is wonderful. She has ensnared me with vampires, fae and now descendants of gods and goddesses.  Rogue Descendant is a great addition to this series. I love the fast pace of the story and the different mythologies. I really enjoy the relationship between Nikki and Jamal, but have to say Jamal has some major issues that makes him quite frustrating at times.  I highly recommend this one. If you love mythology, this is definitely a must read.

Score: 4 Stars

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Nikki Glass series:
Dark Descendant
Deadly Descendant
Pros and Cons (enovella)
Rogue Descendant

Upcoming Releases:
Replica - July 16, 2013


  1. I need to get caught up in this series...I read the first book and really enjoyed it.

  2. I didn't realize this was out next week. Thanks for the review. I'm looking forward to reading it and I'm on vacation next week, so it will be perfect timing.



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