Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2011/08/25/review-body-of-sin-by-eve-silver/
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley
Silver has created one of the most intriguing paranormal romance worlds, one in while I keep coming back for more! *NOTE: THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF THE SERIES IN THIS REVIEW*
Loken is finally reunited with his body and trying to get out of the null zone so he can find and protect his daughter. He spends most of his time wandering and trying to get out, only to be pulled and told he will have a guide to help him through the Twelve Gates so he can get back to his daughter.
Bryn has been on the run with her daughter ever since Lokan’s death. But when she is found and gets a better understanding of what exactly happened to Lokan, she worries even more for their daughter’s safety. She makes a deal to help Lokan get back topside and despite their history, the two must rely on each other to get out of their own hell.
One of the most difficult things for me to read in any book is a broken up timeline. When things go from present to past to present to an alternate past to present to past and so on and so forth, my brain goes on overload and shuts down. While I can appreciate why the author does it, as a reader it drives me crazy. This story does that… constantly.
The story itself was amazing though. I’ve been waiting to see how Lokan would get himself out of the null zone, how he would face his father, and what was going to happen with his HEA. Needless to say, it all rocked! I loved the way the story wrapped up and how it all came together. As everything unfolded I got more and more excited for Lokan and his brothers, knowing their revenge would be sweet. I wasn’t disappointed. It really was a perfect ending!!
The romance between Bryn and Lokan felt…rushed? odd? to me. Maybe because it was broken up so from the present timeline and the past timeline of when they first met and the years they spent raising their daughter before Lokan’s death. I wanted there to be more between them, and although they had a past together, their passion and romance just didn’t click with me.
The sub-plots with Lokan’s brothers was well done as well. Watching them fight to get back their mates, do everything in their power to protect their niece and get their brother back was a refreshing change to the dark story line surrounding Lokan. Plus, I love Mal, Alastor and Dagan.
I don’t know what Silver’s plans are for continuing the series, but I hope she writes more within the world. We only got a glimpse at Bryn’s brothers, but I wouldn’t complain if they were next up for an HEA. It would be interesting to see more details about the other supernatural creatures in the world.
All in all Silver writes another jam packed novel featuring extensive world-building, descriptive and imaginative scenes and lots of sexy times. While there were some things I didn’t like about this book, I was very happy with how the overall story arc with Lokan was resolved, and happy to see it work out so perfectly!
I give Body of Sin a C