The first things that attracted me to Dark Descendant were 1) the author and 2) the cover.
I mean, really. You have to admit: the cover is pretty kickass.
I'm a fan of Black's YA paranormal fantasy Faeriewalker series. That was partly why I picked up this book -- I had no idea it was an adult
series -- and because well ... actually, that was the only reason I picked up this series.
So considering that this is my first official adult series I've ever read, I'm not sure how to write a review for it. What do
people judge when it comes to adult paranormal? I don't know. So I'll judge this just like I would with a YA series.
The whole descendant and hunting and Artemis thing is actually pretty cool. So is the world build-up and gods and stuff. I think Jenna Black did a great use of greek/roman/whatever mythology and combined into one.
The only thing that kind made it pretty off for me was, well ... everything.
It wasn't like everything was half-assed or anything, just that NOTHING. HAPPENED.
So here I was, readingreadingreading just waiting for some kickass actionactionaction, like you know, some fight scenes and some blood and some guns.
I didn't get any.
The whole book actually takes pretty long. Nikki is discovering her powers and yet she only finds out that she has great aim and has great gut-intuition. I thought maybe with everyone chasing after her she'd, I don't know, fight
but ... BLARGH.
She doesn't fight. But I guess that's fine; she's never had to, and her life changed in just a day.
Just a heads-up: This is not a romantic paranormal series. Yet, at least.
OKAY I CANT WRITE REVIEWS ANYMOAR