In Darkness Hunts Risa and reaper Azriel are still in search of the keys that can either permanently open or close the gates of hell—a decision that will be made depending on which bad guy gets their hands on them first.
In the midst of her search Risa catches the eye of a serial killer who sets her out on a game of cat and mouse. The killer promises to tell her who his next victims is, giving Risa the chance to save them before he takes their life.
Although Risa and Azriel spend the majority of the book (and this series) fighting the attraction they have to one another,we do learn why Azriel is so resistant and they do manage to make a breakthrough. Risa’s relationship with Lucian seems to be over and I can’t say I’m angry, I never trusted him.
The book is pretty much non stop action, the plot rarely takes a pause, so much so that Risa never seems to do much sleeping or eating!
Book #5 is out in June!
As a huge fan of Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson and Dark Angel series I was really looking forward to reading Destiny Kills.
In Destiny Kills a sea dragon named Destiny McCree escapes a facility were her kind is imprisoned for scientific purposes. She breaks out not only to gain her freedom, but to go see her father who is dying—and to get help so she can return to the facility to rescue some kids and her mother who are still imprisoned at the facility.
In the second book in Keri Arthur’s Dark Angels series, Risa is doing some work for the directorate—secretly since her aunt Riley and uncle Rhoan would kick her ass if she knew. The head of the directorate promises to help Riley get revenge on those responsible for her mother’s death, if Risa proves her worth by figuring out who or what is responsible for causing vampires to age and die. Azriel is still helping her out since they have yet to get the answers they need from Risa’s father.
I can’t wait until book #3… I really hope Keri Arthur makes this Azriel and Risa thing happen.
So I am quickly falling in love with this series, it’s great to read more books by Keri Arthur. I was a huge Riley Jenson fan and was disappointed when that series ended—but I think I just found my replacement.
Any fans of the Jenson series will realize that the lead in this book is Risa Jones, daughter of Dia Jones from the Jenson books. Riley, Quinn and Rhoan actually make appearances in this book— although not for too long. The first part of the book was just me fangirling about how the Jenson’s had kids and Riley and Quinn are still together!
Ok well back to Risa. She’s not a guardian, she’s just a girl who runs a restaurant with two friends. She also uses her psychic skills passed on from her mother (and Aedh father) to speak to the dead/dying. She can also see reapers.
What happens: Someone is stealing souls and trying to open the gates of hell and Risa’s father (who she’s never met) is the main suspect. She meets a reaper named Azriel who is trying to find her father and he attaches himself to her–putting himself at her beck and call until they can locate and find her absent parent. Risa has a lover named Lucian who is also an Aedh, though there is some major sexual tension between her and Azriel. There’s a lot of action and heartbreak, it’s a great start to the series.
So I may be late to this but I recently discovered this thing called OverDrive, you can basically take books out from the library on your computer, phone etc - and you can read it from there until it expires. This is so amazing since my library closed down for renovation and the alternate one isn’t exactly far- but I’m so damn lazy and I keep getting all these late charges. Nothing beats reading a real book, but this is convenient and awesome for reading on the TTC/subway.
Day 19 - Book That Turned You On
Probably best to refer to this post for that :) But I guess I can add Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake and Meredith Gentry series to the list. Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson series is pretty intense as well.
Day 20 - Book You’ve Read The Most Number Of Times
These days I don’t really re-read anything since there are just so many good new books to read.However in my elementary school days I re-read my Baby-Sitters Club collection so many times I can’t even count.
He just grinned and tapped the side of his head. “Brains, dear girl, brains.”
I snorted softly.”I wasn’t aware that was where you kept your brains.”
— Rhoan & Riley Jenson in Keri Arthur’s -Tempting Evil