Born of the Night Author:Sherrilyn Kenyon BORN OF FIRE — Awakening from a drugged sleep in a cold cell, Kiara finds herself a prisoner of the merciless marauders who threaten her father's planetary kingdom. Miraculously, a rescuer appears, but behind his fearsome mask is the handsome face of a dark avenger whose outlaw touch sets her very soul aflame. — BORN OF DESIRE — They call him Nemes... more »is. Once a renegade assassin, now a warrior-soldier sworn to protect the innocent from the ruthless mercenaries throughout the galaxies, he has many enemies. Besieged on every side, he knows he is a danger to the beauty he saves from certain death. But the lovely Kiara stirs a hungry longing in his battle-hardened heart, spurring him into a struggle that could restore his honor and heal the wounds of a beleaguered empire--or tear Kiara from his arms forever....« less
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.
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.
Also posted: http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/2009/10/book-review-born-of-night-by-sherilyn.html
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.
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!