Saturday, 11 October 2014

Son of No One

Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #14)

Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the newest  Dark Hunter novel.

It's not easy being life's own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast.  Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven.  But that's okay.  That which doesn't kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity.  Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman.  Yeah, they're even crazier than she is.  The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.

From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn't quite right.  And it's not just because can't even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun.  Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, she seems a lot older than his apparent age...

Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he'd ever trusted.  Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life.  All he wants is a way out.  But for the damned there is only eternal suffering.  And yet, there is something about Josette that intrigues him.  Something he can't seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hellbent on consuming her soul.  If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her sage when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

The Breakdown:
1. This is not my favorite of Kenyon's Dark Hunter books.  I felt like that Kenyon used some strange plot device in this story, like the whole body-switch between Josette and Cadegan.  It was really confusing to read.

2.  I did enjoy the banter between Cadegan and Josette.  They have several misunderstandings due to the difference in the vernacular.

3. Kenyon left a lot of lose ends in this book. The one that annoyed me the most was the scene where Artemis visits Cadegan and Josette. Almost nothing that she said to them was explained, and it left me with a lot of questions.

To Read or Not to Read:
Read, mainly because I think that some stuff revealed in this book,  and the unanswered questions might become important later in the series.

Currently Reading:
The Assassin's Blade
by Sarah J. Maas

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