Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review of Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (August 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312546599
ISBN-13: 978-0312546595
Author's Website:

Book Courtesy of Pubisher, St Martin's Press

Amazon Summary:
Harm no human…
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.
A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster…

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.

As many of you know I am a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan and had been waiting for this book to come out since it was announced. But one thing troubled me and that was the female character, Abby. I wasn't sure if I was going to like her or not because she was out to kill the Dark Hunters. And I was right at least at the beginning I didn't like her, in fact I almost hated her. I am really protective of the Dark Hunters(I know sounds silly doesn't it)and even though she had just cause for hating them I still found myself on the side of the Dark Hunters.

But by the end or even maybe the middle of the book, Sherrilyn had me loving her and rooting for her and Sundown to find a way to be together. Sherrilyn surprised me yet again in this book, actions I never expected out of a certain character(I won't say whom don't want to give it away)as well as the ending though a Happily Ever After it still wasn't like the rest.

I loved the incorporation of Native American(another subject I am passionate about) into this book. I loved the lore she spun in this book and made her own. Not much more I can say other than I loved loved loved this book.

She didn't disappoint and I especially loved the bonus scene at the end of the book. Overall this book is a nice edition to the Dark Hunter series. IF you haven't read anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon, I strongly urge that you do. Don't let the massive list of 20 plus books intimidate you. They are fast, keep you up all night reads.



miki said...

great review, i will try to lean more about this book and author, thanks you


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