Dark Side of the Moon(Dark Hunter #9)

Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter #9, Were-Hunter #3)Dark Side of the Moon Summary:
Half animal, half man, wholly dangerous.
Locked in eternal battle, a Were-Hunter knows everything about peril and pain. But the greatest threat is yet to come...

Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she's working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn't get any worse...

That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brings her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous - and lethal - shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there's far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.

Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Diamons who seek to subjugate humankind. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds...

Dark Side of the Moon Review:

To be honest this wasn't the most memorable book in this series. I knew going in I wouldn't be too interested because I didn't know any of the characters that well. Don't get me wrong, this book was still pretty good but not up to par with others in the series. A problem that most other readers had was with Susan. She can come off as a bitch or a little insecure at times and that makes her irritating, or you could have loved her sarcastic, kick ass self. I was more in the later. I also found some parts weird weird but funny. For example, how she's allergic to cats but fell in love with a werecat. Very ironic!

The characters were much more fleshed out than some other books because once again there was less mythology and more romance and character development. Susan was full of sarcasm no matter how dire the situation. She could be facing evil demons or having an allergic reaction and she could still bring on the snark. It was very entertaining. Paired with Ravyn's quiet humor and brooding mood, they balanced and complimented each other. Ravyn was more withdrawn than expected, for me at least. He was an unusual mix of wereanimal and dark hunter, making a him a being of unnatural power, and he was hated because his mate lead the deaths of many members of his clan. He reminds me a lot of Spawn. Hopefully we'll get a story about him as well. I loved meeting other characters such as Phoenix, and meeting old characters like Bryanna, who I know from CON. Nick was back, but not his usual Cajun self. He is angry and putting a lot of blame both on Ash and himself. And he is starting to come off a little whiny. This book takes place in Seattle which adds a nice change of scenery and it was nice to see how Kenyon wove Hurricane Katrina into her world.

The story was full of action, obviously and was full of witty humor. I may be getting a little irritated by the sarcasm because it happens so often and sometimes in the wrong spot. But it does good in action scenes and suits characters like Susan. Love, pain, hate and so many emotions are wrapped up in a wonderful package.

Just look at this quote:

"I've got to start taking drugs," she mumbled. "At least then I'd have an explanation for all this."

Overall it was a 4.5 star rating!

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