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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Shadows (The League)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. (courtesy of Amazon)

I have said it before and I have to say it again – Kenyon is my favorite author, wrap that up with sci-fi, and I can’t resist.  Her books literally call to me at night…
I’m a paranormal fan for sure, but have a special place for sci-fi - with Kenyon commanding the Leaugue series it’s just perfect – This is book 4 in the League Series – Born of Shadows.

Caillen instantly spoke to my heart – he’s been beaten down and uses it to make himself stronger.  He never anticipated that he would be a prince.  Kenyon thrusts a fighter into the role of an aristocrat.  Caillen can’t forget his past.  I found so many quotes from this book that I could relate to.  Desideria’s planet to be quite interesting – strong women, in control, fighting for their rights. Will they match together? They have no choice - Kenyon's pivoted this book around them working together, even though it goes against both their personalities.  Caillen has the contacts to stay alive, including his protective, crazy, adopted sisters who add a little humor to the mix. 

Kenyon throws in plot twisters that have you holding onto the lap bar!  Who’s out to murder who and how did Caillen and Desideria get tossed in the middle.  I couldn’t put it down.  Caillen and Des have a hidden passion.  He’s wrapped his heart in stone and Des knows no other.  Kenyon's characters are so real you feel like you're in their world.

Touche’ Kenyon – you’ve done it again. 

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