The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon #Review #NeverEndingSeries

The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon #Review #NeverEndingSeriesThe Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press on February 6, 2007
Pages: 349
Format: eBook
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The Dream Hunter was decidedly one of my least favorite books that I have read by Sherrilyn Kenyon. While part of its own series, Dream-Hunter, it also falls in the Dark-Hunters world. Not really realizing this, I was trying to stay true to the course of reading the books in order. This one actually takes place along side some past events and in doing that and other things, I found myself skimming to just get it over.

As with anything in this series, you have to have a lot of backstory. Dr. Megeara Kafieri and her family consider themselves Atlantians even as they can’t prove Atlantis ever existed. All of Geary’s life her father had one busted mission after another to discover Atlantis’s location. Dying brokenhearted, Geary’s father leaves her a few artifacts that prove the existence of Atlantis. After years of distancing herself from her family and the mockery of their lives, she now must vindicate her father’s dreams and immerse herself back into the hunt.

Arik is a Dream Hunter. There were several sects to this and really it just became too much to figure out a new world I wasn’t interested in becoming more involved with. Arik latches onto Geary’s dreams, which they are never to single out one dreamer. Lacking emotions from a curse put upon his people, Arik is drawn to the vivid, seductive dreams he share with Geary. Making a deal with Hades, Arik becomes human in exchange for bringing Hades Geary’s soul.

So how believable is all of this? NOT! Arik shows up and he is the man in Geary’s dreams. He’s making deals to get her permits to dive, but also getting emotions for the first time. So he is touchy feely besides the fact he served up her soul for this little visit to the mortal realm. He just comes across totally wrong. Not sensual. Not lusty or passionate. Just creepy. I found myself bored with the two of these characters almost immediately.

Then throw in The Destroyer, Apollymi, Acheron’s mom. She’s still looking for a way out of her living Hell. She gets her chance to be freed, but it never happens. Hades gives up his quest for the soul for his wife and the Dream-Hunter guys that rule do some back and forth framing another. By this point I was truly skimming to just get the Hell out of the book. What happened to the series?

It all felt like it was rushed, pushed, crammed and not reviewed. The continuity felt off and in the end I really didn’t give either of the main characters much respect as they didn’t do anything to make me like them or endear me to want them to remain together forever. In fact, I was hoping they would die so I could forget Dream-Hunters exist.

So as I read my Never Ending Series, I am skipping the ones with Dream-Hunters. Just not interested in any of them or what is going on. Hoping the rest of the series picks up.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • I really love this series, it’s one of those series that I feel like I’ve been reading forever. I agree this wasn’t one of the best books in the series but I’ve read all the books so far and the series is definitely keeping me entertained.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am still reading the series and it has so many ups and downs. I am chugging through it but for now I am skipping the dreamers.

  • That is a lot going on and it sounds so confusing with the mingling and crossing over of the series lines.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It just didn’t have a good vibe for me. It also felt so far removed and so close to the story at both times. Just didn’t grab my interest.

  • I did like this one, but I did read it in audio format and I totally think if I had read in in book format it would have been different. That was the one downside to the story was how the beginning was so unbelievable, some things didn’t make sense. But once it got half way through the story I started to really enjoy it, it made up for other aspects it lacked early on. But this Dream Hunter series is a bit different and weird at times than her other series. But in some way I like it, just took a bit to get used to.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I wonder if audio would have been better. I own a lot of these on audio and do a back and forth reading and listening to each book. The beginning is where it lost me. I love meeting Katya, but I really didn’t know who she was until I read her book. Think I will skip the Dream-Hunters for now.

  • Yikes, rushed? And LOL never-ending series. I don’t know if this is a book for me, but I always tell myself that I want to read a Kenyon book (have not done so yet!). Great review, Shari!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      By rushed I mostly mean her writing felt off and that the lovers fell into each other awfully fast. I love this series, but a couple of books lets me down.

  • Lindy Gomez

    I can tell you were frustrated by the plot of this storyline. I know I get frustrated and have a bad reading experience when I realize that I needed to read other books before the present one. I also dislike rushed endings where that author tries to cram too much in. Hopefully you’re next read by Sherrilyn will be better.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I have moved on from this one. Some good and some bad. Like every series, not every book can be great.

  • Wow it sounds like this was all over the place and not in a good way. I have only read one book by this author and really didn’t enjoy it so haven’t read anything else. Sorry it wasn’t a good one for you 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This series has its highs and lows. I haven’t read any of her other stories outside of this series. Wish I had started this series sooner, It just never ends.