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Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1)
Born of Night - aka Born of the Night - League, Bk 1
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption... Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League -- and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312942304
ISBN-10: 0312942303
Publication Date: 9/29/2009
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 397 ratings
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Like most science fiction romance stories, this kept me entertained, but it didn't dazzle me. Kiara is a dancer and a princess (of a planet) and Nykyrian is one of the most feared assassins in the universe. Of course Nykyrian is fascinated by Kiara and her dancing, even though he has never really had an interest in women...
The most frusterating part about this book was Kiara. When she was a child, she was shot 3 times and watched her mother get murdered. Because of this, she says she doesn't cry and wants to fight the people who hurt the innocent: she seems like some kick ass chick who will be able to hold her own. Not the case. She cries all the time and finds it hard to believe that there are people out there that can kill others without hesitation.
So 2.5, didn't suck, wasn't great, just held my attention for 5 hours.
reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
Nykyrian is an expert assassin; Kiara a famous dancer. They are thrown together by their enemies and some how end up falling in love.

I have to say first off that this is not my genre. I love a good romance but, futuristic romance is just not my thing. That being said, I actually read this book until the end, which for me is a huge fete since I usually will stop reading after the first few chapters once I realize I am not into it. As a book reviewer though, I am learning to give everything a fair chance. This story wasn't too bad, the characters are wonderful and there is a good balance between the romance and the sci fi. There were some parts I had to force myself through but others I could not stop reading. I read this whole book in one sitting, it took me roughly 6 hours. Not bad.

Overall this book isn't for me but if you enjoy this genre, I firmly believe you will love this book whole-heartedly. I do have to admit, since the next book features Syn as the main character I might have to read it, because he was a good comic relief in this book. We shall see.

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reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on + 167 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I had a hard time staying with this book. I kept putting it down and reading other books before picking it up again. I was over halfway through the book before I stayed with it until the end. Not one of Kenyon's best.
reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on + 210 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a science fiction romance. This book is so bad, I am not going to be able to finish it. I am only about a quarter into it. The heroine is TSTL, (too stupid to live!) and the men are not much better. The outer space setting is somewhat amateurish and confusing. The action is pretty unreal. I might be able to suspend my disbelief over those things, if it weren't for the REALLY TSTL girl and the stupid men! This book blows!
reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
The plot was great action ensued from the very begining. I found that I eve teared up at one point very good fast read.
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reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on
Loved this book as I have all of her books. I would recomend this to any of her readers.
reviewed Born of Night (aka Born of the Night) (League, Bk 1) on + 57 more book reviews
Great story - The book was 533 pages and I sailed through it. Held my attention, I laughed, cried, cringed and related to the characters.

This is the story of Nykyrian who is a lost soul, assassin who has shut down his emotions in order to survive a life filled with pain, rejection, distrust, discrimination, hate, and regret. He has resigned to the fact that he will be alone the rest of his life and is ok with that. The problem is a certain dancer who has grabbed his attention with her dancing...
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I enjoy this series, very much, future, relationships, family love......it has it all. highly recommend them

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