Book Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

Dark Skye by Kresley ColeTitle: Dark Skye
Series: Immortals After Dark, Book 14
Author: Kresley Cole
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: bought
Published: August 5, 2014 by Gallery Books

As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

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Reviewed by: Monica

Why I Read This Book: I have read every other book in the IAD series and I can't stop until Nix finally gets her own book. Who knows when that will happen but I keep reading and hoping.

In a Nutshell: Two tortured immortal creatures who are destined lovers become enemies and then lovers.

The Setup: Lanthe is trapped on an island after becoming a science experiment for people who hate the immortals. She escapes the clutches of her captures only to run into the demon(-ish) or angel(-ish) being who is supposed to be her mate but who is definitely also her enemy.

What I Liked: I liked the fact that I could jump back into the world without having to endure a million hours of torturous backstory or re-reading the entire series. Ms. Cole draws just enough from the other books to jog my memory without relying on that back story to create a new one. Additionally, Lanthe and Thronos are HOT. They have an incredibly tense relationship that I honestly wasn't sure they would be able to get through. It became a test of wills between myself and the author to figure out what would happen and for someone who reads as much as I do that is a major compliment.

What I Didn't Like: Ms. Cole's book started out a little dark but they seem to be growing darker by the day. I'm all for a little dark paranormal elements but I did not need some of the visuals this book gave me.

In My Opinion: This is a decent read, and while it's highly recommended that you had read the previous novels as you won't know a lot of the characters it's not strictly necessary.

Monica’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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1 comment:

  1. I love this series! I can't wait to find out who the next couple will be.


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