Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Title & Author: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black
Series & Genre: 1st book in a new Urban Fantasy Series

Published on April 26, 2011 by Pocket
Mass market paperback, 336 pages

Where did I get this book: Bought

Blurb: Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .

Nikki Glass is a P.I. who just discovered that she's a descendant of the Greek goddess Artemis. There aren't many descendants of Artemis, therefore making her a rare commodity. The story focus on two groups the Liberi and Olympian. They both want to use Nikki to find other descendant like herself. But Konstantin (the Olympian leader) wants Nikki to find them, so he can kill them. The story progressed quickly, jumping right into action within the first two chapters. I love Mrs. Black's infused Greek mythology with urban fantasy, it's something fresh in the sea of vampires, shifter and faeries novels in today's market.

Nikki and her sister Steph are two great heroine who aren't afraid to speak their mind. All the other secondary characters, and the world building are very interesting. I love the "could be" potential between Jamaal and Nikki near the end of the book, I'm looking forward to see more of how their relationship will progress in the next book. This is a great start to a new urban fantasy, highly recommended to all other urban fantasy fans.

Rating: ★★★

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