Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, #9)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pub­lisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Series: Dark-Hunter Universe
Pub­li­ca­tion date: November 28th 2006

Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks, but then she gets a lead on a story that could salvage her extinct career. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a hot news tip, which she gets in the form of a major police cover-up ... for a ring of soul-sucking vampires out to take over Seattle. So much for saving her credibility.

And if that isn't bad enough, she gets talked into adopting a cat and finds she's allergic to it. A cat that turns out to be a shapeshifter who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer on the prowl for the same corrupt cops. her first thought: seek professional help.

But as Susan's drawn into Ravyn's dark and dangerous world, she comes to realize that there's a lot more at stake than just her defunct career. Now it's no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers; it's a matter of saving their very lives and souls.

Ravyn's life was shattered over four hundred years ago, when he mistakenly trusted the wrong human with the truth of his existence. He lost his family, his honor, and his life. Now, in order to save the people of Seattle, he's forced to confront that nightmare all over again, and to trust another woman with the secret that could destroy him.

In the world of the Dark-Hunters, life is always dangerous. But never more so than now, when a very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is ... will she?

I am a bit disappointed by this. I loved the story involving Savitar, Ash and Nick, loved the way it ended (shame on you Nick!!!) but seriously the main characters sucked! The book had potential; I felt it being different from the previous ones. Sure the guy doesn’t drool so much over Susan, and they kinda “court” (if I can use that word) each other more before doing the horizontal tango (lol - did I just say that?!).

I also liked the fact that it focuses on other characters, not only the main ones; the whole universe grew a bit with interspecies relationships, humans interfering with everything and so on. This was actually a nice change but I still feel that something was missing.

So, overall a decent book but not the best in the Dark-Hunter series.


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