Saturday, January 29, 2011

Book Review ~No Mercy

No Mercy (Were-Hunter/Dark-Hunter #19)
By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published By St. Martin's Press

Summary (Goodreads): Live fast, fight hard and, if you have to die, then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before. 

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power--one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date. 

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

Dislike: I'm at the point in this series where I wish it was more Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance.  There seems to be so much more to explore with the good vs. evil battle, Stryker's on going obsession with breaking their curse, and the whole Nick/Malachi story.  I wouldn't mind if there was a couple in the story just not have them be the main story. None of this has to do with this story just an observation of mine. 
On this story: There was not enough Were for me considering this was a WereHunter story. Other than when they were on their mini quest there really was no shifting in this book. It felt more like a DarkHunter book with some Weres as background characters.  There was also a lot that seemed left out, unless I missed it we were never really told why Dev is a void for Sam. Also, what was it that Savitar did at the end when he gave Sam and Aimee those jolts (this one is more I missed something).

Likes: Other than the above I really liked this story. Dev has always been one of my favorites in this series with all his snarky comments whenever someone would enter Sanctuary. Finding out his family background and why he doesn't feel like he fits in.  It was also nice to get to know the more about the Dogs of War. Samia is a great character and a good fit with Dev. Her background story and how she came to be the warrior/darkhunter  she is  was a heartbreaking insightful look into this character.

Overall: This was a great read and added to the series. Finding out about more of the Dogs than just Sam left me wanting more. Not sure how I'm going to wait through 6 Nick books before we get his DarkHunter book  and some resolution to his story. 

Rating: 4

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