Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress World Book #2)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Purchased paperback from B&N
Finished reading 4/1/2010
In six words: The story was over too soon.
1) First Drop of Crimson
2) Eternal Kiss of Darkness
An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears – this fearless, beautiful….human who braved death to rescue him. Though her burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.
But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
Why I Read This Book and General Thoughts
A few days before my spring break, I was wandering around the local Barnes and Noble trying to find $20 worth of books. I’m normally not a book buyer so I wanted to be sure the books I got were worth my time. After I furiously bombarded TaraSG with text messages for recommendations, she finally recommended the Night Huntress series to me, even though it’s not my “normal” genre. I basically got hooked, read all the Night Huntress series over my break, and have proceeded to devour the Night Huntress World series. I have no regrets. I love the world that the author has created and the stories that go along with it. Getting to know more about the side characters has been a fun adventure of its own.
A More In-Depth Look
I read this in an afternoon, and quite frankly blew right through it. In many ways, the story was over too soon, but I think that’s more because I read the book straight through with few interruptions rather than the book itself. I lacked time to mull the story over in my head and really become connected to the book. (note to self: slow down next time) This is a typical Jeaniene Frost book though, which means that it’s awesome.
I really enjoyed getting to know Mencheres and Kira. They don’t quite have the same snark as Cat and Bones (but really, who could?), but I still connected with them. After the previous books, there seemed to be a lot of mystery surrounding Mencheres, and this gave us a chance to know him better. You got the feeling that behind all that power was a lot of responsibility, and a tortured soul that you had to love. Mencheres handles it well. Kira was a good match for him.
You Might Enjoy This Book If…
If you like the Night Huntress world that Jeaniene Frost has created, or if you want to learn more about the side characters from the Night Huntress series, then this is a must read. But if you love the snark between Cat and Bones, then this book may not be quite as fun.