Saturday, September 28, 2013

Week 39 Reviews: Born of Fire, Born of Shadows

From Goodreads:
In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear - except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now...

He takes no prisoners.

Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.

She offers no escape.

Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she’s the only one who can bring him to justice. There’s only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who’s helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn’s protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it’s kill or be killed - and they, the predators, have just become the hunted...

From Goodreads: 
In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere...the only survivors are those ones who are...


For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised - one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.

Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.

With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.

My first review of Born of Shadows
My Review:
I loved to read these! I mean, Shahara and Caillen were raised as siblings, their stories are pretty close together, and yeah, I just really loved reading them! They were just as good as the first times I've read them!

Born of Fire, it actually sparked an idea for me, for writing. Because Syn wears so many hats, from Doctor to robot builder, to fighter, and above all, survivor. He's been through a lot. And now it holds a very special place in my heart, because I really like this book idea! I really want to write it!

In both books, there's, of course, romance, and the mystery, whether in the form of racing away from the bad guy, to finding and following clues. And these elements combined just made for some really great moments in these books!

Loved how they wrapped up, happy and together, and while Born of Ice doesn't quite fit in the time line of Born of Night in the reissues, well, it doesn't matter, because they're just so good, and it's hard to find those points where they don't fit!

I loved rereading these books, and now I can't wait to continue on!

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: The League: Generation 1 #2, 3
First Read: February 3rd, 2012
Read: September 22nd, 22nd, 2013
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Book and a 2013 Dystopia Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Grand Central Publishing
Published: November 3rd 2009, April 26th 2011

Born of Fire:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Born of Shadow:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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