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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mini-Review: Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Title: Dark Descendant
Author: Jenna Black
Series: Nikki Glass #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 04/26/11
Reviewed by: Sara
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From the acclaimed author of the Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books comes the gripping first novel in a new series about a private eye who discovers, to her surprise, that she’s an immortal huntress.

Nikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die... Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy...

Mini-Review: I'm still new to this trend of blending Mythology with Urban Fantasy, but this novel has made me a fan. The author has created a dark and fantastic world where Mythology blends into the real world, and Nikki Glass gets thrown in head first. She resists at first, but reluctantly accepts this new reality. There are many twists and turns, and Nikki doesn't always know who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. I really liked the aspect of the story in which the descendants of each god had attributes reminiscent of the god. The cover is a nice punch of bright blue. I really enjoy how all of the elements of the cover are centered. It draws your eye straight to the model's gun.

Plot: 4.5 Stars
Pace: 4 Stars
Characters: 4 Stars
Cover: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars

Disclosure: I received a copy of this novel for review from the publisher.


  1. I'm not gonna lie- I didn't love this book. The mythological elements were too sketchy for me.

  2. Oh I really need to try this one. I have only read the Morgan Kingsley series but this one sounds very interesting as well. thanks for the review!

  3. Wow! Very Gooshy. But I was really amazed.


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