Meow! Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted March 18, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 20 Comments

Meow! Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Side of the Moon

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Series: Were-Hunters #3, Dark-Hunters #12
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on April 1, 2007
Pages: 335
Format: eBook

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Trying to wade through the reading order of the Dark-Hunter and the spin of series, well, gives me a headache. So far so good I think, but this flows over several different series, but the one I wanted was Dark-Hunters since Ravyn is both a were and a dark hunter. With Dark Side of the Moon we move from New Orleans across America to Seattle, where a new threat is out to take over the Dark-Hunters.

Susan Michaels used to be a famous report until one fateful story left her career in shambles. Thanks to a college friend she has a job, but reporting on aliens with four heads or babies born with tentacles just isn’t her idea of story telling. Sent off on a story by her boss, she stops by to meet with a friend at the animal shelter where she works. Confronted by her friend’s husband, he tells her to run out of town and never look back. Making her endeavor at the shelter more believable, they send a cat home with her. A cat she is highly allergic too. When the cat turns out to be a shape-shifting man, and her house gets shot up for her trouble, she is inducted into the secret Dark-Hunters society.

Ravyn’s life hasn’t been easy. Betrayed by the one woman he thought was his mate, killed by his brother and banished from the family forever by his father, he gets his vengeance and becomes a Dark-Hunter. While his family runs the local santuary, he has been banned from it, but he returns only to save the people he is sworn to protect. Now a sexy woman has come into his life, fights like a warrior and has a mind that is all sexy on it’s own. Fearing his attraction to her, he won’t allow her to stay, but can’t seem to let her go. Can he trust another woman with his secrets or will this be the death of him?

A familiar enemy is back to try to take over the world. Acheron can’t be contacted. Nick’s holding one Hell of a grudge, Susan’s life just got interesting and deadly, and Ravyn is forced to accept some truths along with is family. This is a wild ride with lots thrown at you all at once.

Here is where I get horribly angry at the story. Nick is back and his training left to Ravyn. Nick has always been one of my favorite side characters until his death (several books ago so not a spoiler any more). Nick is still really upset and holding a grudge for the death of his mother and his subsequent damnation. Acheron is holding guilt over the words that condemned his once friend, but he is still angry over what Nick did to Semi. These two were tight and now they are enemies. Then Nick does something so horrible, I really got angry at the author for doing it. Nick is either going to regret his actions and redeem himself later or this is all going to end horribly. Horribly!

There is a twist in the end that really didn’t make me like the book any better. The fun parts where Susan sneezing any time she came in contact with Ravyn’s fur or hair. The universe is a bitch on that one. The two are sexy together and I adore how they grow close. The outside threat will be back again I am sure. You just can’t keep Stryker down.

Foiled in the end, lovers to the end, angry words that can’t be taken back, this was just an ok installment in the Dark-Hunters series.

Never Ending Series: Dark-Hunters
Literary Pickers: Lamp
Books ‘N Tunes

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (of course!)

About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon

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Red Iza
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Ooops, sorry you were so disappointed and angry ! Great choice of music, I love Pink Floyd 🙂

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was just an ok installment in the series. I am hoping to get back to why I loved this series.

Braine TS
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I do not like the dream hunters at all. They’re weirdos! I’ve lost interest in this series, the last few books before Styxx, the ones with Native American myth slants, were meh. And Styxx felt like a repitition of Acheron.

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Shari Delighted Read

Dream-Hunters aren’t very good. I need to write a review on two of them and I keep putting it off because I am not in a good place to write a good review of them. I see a lot of Native Americans slants lately. I think Sherrilyn has some background in her family with it and that is where it is coming from. Ouch, I haven’t finished Acheron, but Styxx is an ass in it so far and I don’t know how she will redeem him either.

Sharonda
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I havent read this one and would like to read it but Id have to wait, it sounds good though. Ugh, I gotta say that I hat that she went there with Nick and Ashe’s friendship. Man…dont like it to this day.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I hate how she went there on Nick and Ash’s relationship. At times I want to put this series down because of that disappointment, but I love the series so I keep hoping she will redeem him.

Sharonda
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I hope she does and soon too because, this person that he is now…I don’t like him at all.

Sophia Rose
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Is Nick the guy in Chronicles of Nick series? I was thinking of reading that, but don’t want to if I should read these first.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yes, Nick is the same guy in both. My DD read some of the Chronicles of Nick and I think it is when he is a teenager. You will love him. He is a scamp till his world falls apart. I am hoping as I read further that she will redeem herself in getting Nick a HEA. Right now he is in a bad place and putting his old friends in danger to get revenge on Ash.

Sophia Rose
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Ooh, tough ones to read then. Still…
I’ll give the Chronicles a go.

Lola R
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Lola R

I have heard of this author, but haven’t read any of her books. That twist that the cat she takes home is a shapeshifting man, does sounds funny and original! I also have heard of the Chronicles of Nick series, sounds complicated how all those series fit together, but probably it’s also nice that there are so many series if you are a fan of this series. Great review!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Several series fit together into this. You have the Dark-Hunters, Dream-Hunters and the Were-Hunters series that intermingle. Then throw in the Chronicles of Nick and it gets even more confusing. One book isn’t going to bring me down on this one. It was an ok book. The next few in the series (which I have read) aren’t as good so I am hoping to a resurgence of goodness later.

kimbacaffeinate
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We were just talking about this and NOLA. I love the Seattle setting too. This series is totally on my wishlist 🙂

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Prepare to give it time. It’s well over 22 books in the series. I have to use her reading list to stay in line. It’s good and then there are some bad ones, but this was just middle of the road.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Prepare to give it time. It’s well over 22 books in the series. I have to use her reading list to stay in line. It’s good and then there are some bad ones, but this was just middle of the road.

Lover Of Romance
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Oh I love this series, and this was such a fun book, not my favorite of the series, but it had many elements that makes it a fascinating read.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was fun, but like you, not my favorite. I kind of missed NOLA.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was fun, but like you, not my favorite. I kind of missed NOLA.

Mary Kirkland
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I love this series. This is one of my auto buy series for sure. I’ve read all the books to date and so amazed that she has kept this series so interesting.

Mary Kirkland
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I love this series. This is one of my auto buy series for sure. I’ve read all the books to date and so amazed that she has kept this series so interesting.