Sunday, January 1, 2012

Book Review: Sins of the Heart

Sins of the Heart
Book One, the Otherkin trilogy
By: Eve Silver

Published By:HQN Books
Buy it at Amazon
MMP Owned by Reviewer
Audience: Adult

My Thoughts:
Ok, first and foremost, I want to give a big old shout out to Darhk Portal, my monthly book club group started by my friend Rina. We have some lively and occasionally saucy discussions in there, and I’ve found several series that are on my Keep Reading list, including this one.

I really liked it. It wasn’t an “OMG!!! Must rush out and buy the rest NOW!”, but it was an interesting, if a bit confusing world. I would have liked more background on the characters – It was very vague and not in ‘it’s a supposed to be vague, then all will be revealed’ way, more like‘the editor wanted it under so many words and something got cut’ way.
On the other hand, what I did like about it was the fact that it was “fresh” material – Egyptian mythos for both Roxy and the Daughters of Aset and a sexy bad boy, Dagan, soul reaper with affection for lollipops; (Insert joke here. I can’t do it - I promised I’d behave ;) not the played out shifters/weres and Greeks. Another plus for me was a strong heroine that didn’t start out awesome and then go all June Cleaver when the big strong man comes into her life. Well played, Roxy Tam, well played! Additionally the sex is hot without being gratuitous.

The question:Would this be a book I spend my hard earned cheese on? Well, I did for my book club, so the question is more along the lines of will I keep it & will it take up space on my overburdened bookshelves? Undecided. I will read the other two and see. If not, they’re going into the box for my friendly neighborhood used bookstore. (Actually, y'all should check back with us frequently - There has been some buzz about the nest about a secondhand book swap, so please stay tuned to Reading Lark!)

Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly—and carefully—if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

Yet that resurrection could wreak havoc on the mortal world. As an Otherkin, Roxy Tam has sworn to protect the human race, and it's her mission to stop Dagan. But when she sees him face-to-face, she realizes that she has seen him once before—a meeting that changed her life forever.

Neither Dagan nor Roxy expect to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or to have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desirethat threatens to consume them both…

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