Sunday, August 27, 2017

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

ACHERON: By Sherrilyn Kenyon

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he'll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. 
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.


Acheron, the fearless leader and wrangler of the all the Dark Hunters has been wrapped in mystery.....that is until now. This book took me a long time to read, however the time it took was worth every second. The beginning of the book is all done in the past, giving us Acheron's beginning. My heart broke at the things that happened to him. I understand him a great deal more knowing his tormented past. Ms. Kenyon really knows how to stick the knife in and twist it while the reader is already crying. I'm not going to reveal any of it because it's such an incredible journey for both Acheron and his Sister Ryssa. 

The last third of the book is done in modern day, when Acheron meets, humiliates, then falls in love with a woman exploring the world looking for Atlantis. Soteria doesn't know what she got into when she falls for the leather wearing, nose ringed, goth guy who humiliates her completely at her talk about finding relics from the lost city of Atlantis. (Yes she does get even but I'm not telling you how.) This mysterious man seems to have a heart of gold and a penchant for helping others, so how could he be such an ahole? You'll see.... *wink* 

All in all I absolutely loved Acheron (not to mention this boy kicks ass and takes names.....sometimes)
and it's made me want to read a few others of the book to find out what happened between Nick Gautier and Acheron who are two of my favorite characters. Ms. Kenyon's world building is impeccable and the creatures she creates are interesting and innovative. I truly love this series and this author. This is a definite must read! 

About The Author: 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than thirty million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Her books appear regularly at the coveted #1 bestselling spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick and Beladors. Since 2004, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and her Chronicles of Nick series is adapted by Yen Press. Her Dark-Hunters and Chronicles of Nick series are both soon to be major motion picture releases.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book Review Gates to Tangier By Mois Benarroch

I really enjoyed reading this book, the writing in the book is very formal so it can be daunting but once you get into the swing of the language it's easy to read. There are point of view switches between the characters which some readers don't like, but in my opinion I think it really adds to the characters and depth of the story. I particularly like that there is a point of view for the dead brother, I really like seeing his take and his story in this book as well. He is mentioned often and  in high regard which is so special.

There are also wonderful little vignettes between chapters that lighten up the mood of the book and are inspirational and beautiful. This was one of my favorite parts of the whole book. Those little nuggets of beauty between the chapters.

My favorite character was the little sister because she really had the heart of the family in mind. She was so special and so amazing in so many ways and always had very deep and beautiful thoughts about things that were acknowledged by the family.

There was a twist in the story that was TOTALLY unexpected and lends so much to the plot changing that it really had me turning pages after and made it hard to put down. (literally I read the last half of this book in one sitting). It's such a good story and I hope that Mr. Benarroch continues the story because it's riveting and where he left off definitely hints at more.

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About the Author:

Mois Benarroch is one of the most enigmatic figures in today's world literature. Born in Morocco, his writings are rooted in the country's landscapes and history; as a Sephardi Jew he travels the world of Jewish literature; and as in Israeli living in Jerusalem he incorporates the day to day life and politics of his country. A prolific novelist and poet who writes in three languages he never sets for one secure path and is always exploring new ways to make his literature a fresh one with a long time vision.
His poetry is one of compassion, social-political fight, and human. Multicultural by force, where others take multiculturalism as an idea, his life is forced to live within cultures. His novels take us from literary travel, to science-fiction, time travel back and forth, and a view that encompasses the past and the future, the relationships between Jews and Muslims, the life within cultures and the tragic fate of Christian-Jewish relations, always living a place for hope a belief in better days to come. 

Known mainly as a poet in the English language world, thanks to a massive support from independent writers many of his novels are seeing light in English. Gates to Tangier, The Cathedral, Muriel, the Nobel Prize, Lucena, Raque Says (Something Entirely Unexpected), have been published in 2015 and many more are on their way in the next year.

A best-selling novelist in Spain, an award winning poet in Israel, and often featured in the bestselling list of poetry books sold in amazon, now is the time to discover this old new writer with more than 30 books to his name. 

Mois Benarroch was born in 1959, and has been awarded with the prestigious Amichay poetry prize in 2012.