Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Goodread summary:
Zarek's Point of View:

Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.

Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.

Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to hurt anyone who gets in my way.

Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled-I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.

Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?

This is no doubt the best book so far. I think that it will remain as my favorite even after I read the rest but I we'll see. I just know that it was incredible read even though I wanted to cry for the most part.
It was so heartbreaking. Learning bit by bit Zarek's story. Reliving his memories through his nightmares and through Astrid's dreams... I have no words for it. I nearly cried at those parts. To see the reason for Zarek's hatred and fury, the person behind the scary face.
After you guys read the book you'll see an entirely different person.

Again, I absolutely loved the mythical part of the book but the most I loved Zarek's P.O.V. It was a firsthand experience of his past and so far... I think he's suffered the most.
I feel like I say this after every review but it's the truth. Zarek is the outsider that nobody likes and everyone fears. He is the psychopath and the killer. At least that's how everyone sees him and his life gets even harder.
The way he thinks, the way he lives, it's sad and heartbreaking and I still can't gather my thoughts to write something meaningful. I'm just shocked by what I read it the book.
I mean... Zarek literally had a horrific childhood and then what happened after he got turned into a Dark-Hunter and then the exile in Alaska. It's awful...
I actually am a little scared to read the next one because as I said, I started to repeat myself saying that every next book is better and the characters have it the worst. After reading Zarek's story I expect something even worse for the next guy and I am not sure I want to see the horrors of his human life.
That's a bunch of guys with f****d up lives and I don't know how much worse can it get.

There was a little bit more about Acheron and that was awesome. I start to get answers to some of my questions about him but at the same time so many more pop up and I'm at loss again...
It's an amazing book, this one, and the series is unbelievably awesome so far. And even though I'm scared of starting the next one, I can't wait to start it!

 I give it:

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See the rest of my reviews here.
Until the next time,

1 comment:

  1. Woah, it looks and sounds really interesting! I want to read it - I love it when we learn a little at a time and the truth is eventually revealed. Great review! I'm glad you liked it c:

    Could you take a look at Teenage Fiction please? Thank you!