Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dark Hunter Series, Book 17

St. Martins

Urban Fantasy

ISBN: 978-0-312-36949-1; 0-312-36949-2

Reviewed by Sabella



Fang Kattalakis is not your typical wolf – his loyalty is only for his siblings and the pack, but Fang hates everyone in equal measure, except for his siblings.  Fang is always known to open his mouth and utter the most inappropriate and provoking words possible laced with such sarcasm, it is a wonder anyone can stand to be around him.  This is really just as Fang expects – no one will stand by him when it counts.  But when his sister needs the help of the people at Sanctuary, Fang is willing to swallow his pride and hide his temper just to get their help.  As soon as Fang comes across Aimee, the only daughter of the were-bears that run the club something changes inside him, not that Fang has any idea of what it means.  But as disaster upon disaster fall upon Fang the only constant keeping him sane is Aimee.  The problem is that even though Fang has come to love Aimee, he knows that such love is doomed by their respective clans.  But, really, this is just vintage Fang – being shown heaven and told that he can’t have it.

Aimee Peltier is the baby of the family and all her brothers take great pleasure in reminding her of this fact.  However, Aimee has secrets that none of them know and could rip her family apart, so she keeps it all hidden, especially from her mother.  But once Aimee comes across Fang things change for her and all of the sudden she can’t get the wolf out of her mind, but she must have lost her mind in the process because if her family knew being disowned would be the least of her problems.  But as time and again she is the only one to go to Fang in his time of need she can’t help but fall in love with him a little bit more.

But in the midst of demons, daimons, angry gods and the occasional rival wolf pack attacking, Fang and Aimee must decide if they will walk away from each other or face the consequences of being together.

Bad Moon Rising finally brings us Fang’s much awaited story – and wow, be ready for Sherrilyn Kenyon to blow your socks off with this action packed tale and melt your heart with Fang’s sarcastic attitude towards life, even as he bleeds inside for all that he has suffered.  Aimee is a ray of sunshine in Fang’s otherwise dark life – and when these two come together on the page the sparks are liable to set you on fire.  Fang is an amazingly likable character because he is so incredibly flawed, yet his heart is pure gold, not that he lets anyone see that because he covers that up very well with his biting wit and dark humor that never fails to anger someone.  Aimee, on the other hand sees right through Fang’s prickly shell to the man that needs more love than he has ever gotten.  But be prepared because Sherrilyn Kenyon will spring some pretty big surprises that will leave you shocked and waiting desperately for the next installment of this wonderful saga.  Just as in previous installments, Sherrilyn Kenyon does a magnificent job of continuing to expand and build upon the Dark Hunter world with enough elements that range from the mysterious to the frightening and enough action and danger to keep you glued to your seat and turning the pages well into the night to find out just how Fang and Aimee will get their happily ever after – after they survive the frightening battles headed their way I was absolutely enthralled by Bad Moon Rising from beginning to end, especially during Fang’s darkest times where his hope was almost gone and Aimee was the only thing keeping him alive.  Pick up Bad Moon Rising for a rollercoaster ride of emotion, action and love all taking place in a spellbinding urban fantasy world that will have you panting to catch your breath at its action packed, fast paced plot!

Note: Bad Moon Rising is the fifteenth installment in the Dark Hunter series, and while it can be read as a standalone much of the undercurrents and secondary plot would not be well understood.


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