Description Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2) by Jeaniene Frost
Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.
At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.
But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
Admittedly, it was pretty much a given that I would read this book—I’m pretty much committed to reading anything in the Night Huntress series, the Night Huntress World, or the Night Prince novels. Seriously, not reading them is pretty much not an option. So I’ll admit that even though I read this book months ago, this is the first time I’m reading the description.
This description is, in my opinion, only decent. I got a high-level idea of what to expect from the book (and I know that I’m going to get a spin-off focused on Mencheres, which intrigued me in and of itself). And the central conflict is introduced: a choice between a woman and “embracing the darkest magic,” which sounds like it has potential to be pretty interesting.
Some areas of improvement: this description sounds fairly cliche—I mean, a girl hears something in an alley and goes to investigate, gets spotted by a vampire, and gets caught up in that world. Then girl and vampire fall for each other somehow. Even when I read those cliche stories, I need to see why the girl is able to catch the attention of the vampire—Kira certainly is well-suited for this, but there’s nothing remotely close to a mention of that in the description. Admittedly, I don’t want that revealed until it becomes relevant in the book, but a hint might be nice—it would be one more question potential readers would be asking.
(And, by the way, I generally don’t comment much of covers, but this one is kind of awful. This one would not have gotten my attention in a good way …)
Posted on September 22, 2013, in Description Reviews and tagged books, cat and bones, description reviews, descriptions, eternal kiss of darkness, fantasy, ghouls, jeaniene frost, mencheres, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, vampires. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.