Monday, January 9

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

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 manhunting 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. . . . 

My thoughts:
I wanted new UF, I have been reading the same old series, which I like, but I want more. So I found this one, a bit later, but hey better late than never! At least all books are already out.

I was pleasantly surprised by it. Nikki is a kick-ass heroine who finds out she is descended from a god, and it seems that all those olds gods are real. Because they sure had lots of babies all over the world, even if not many are left. But for some reason the Olympians are the strongest, dunno about that, why would the Greek ones be the strongest? They do not even have worshippers today, I could see other ones being stronger, but whatever. Olympian power!

There are good ones and bad ones, but who to trust? She is hunted, she must hunt, and stuff gets real. I was also happy to see that something I wondered about was told already in this book so that I do not have to wait aaaages to find out.

A kickass heroine, a nice quest, and a series that I will read more of.


Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Pocket Books
Descendants, #1)
Urban Fantasy


Blodeuedd said...

Monday, blergh, can't Friday come around

Anachronist said...

I read this one as well. I wasn't impressed. ;p UF, the disappointment of my life...