Friday, April 6, 2012

Review: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole

Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole
Synopsis (Goodreads):
His obsession: the enchantress who surrenders her body, but not her heart.
After Sabine, the Queen of Illusions, lures and traps Rydstrom Woede in her lair, the ruthless warrior fights to resist her seduction. But his fierce demon nature lusts for her delicate body and won't be denied. Even as Rydstrom plots to escape, he still intends to claim Sabine as his own on his terms.

Her downfall: the battle-scarred demon who vows to keep her at all costs.
When Rydstrom breaks free, he abducts Sabine, turning the tables. Now she's the one struggling to resist his delicious torment. With each relentless encounter, Sabine hungers more for her merciless adversary.

They were never supposed to want each other this much...
If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice to save her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to keep his sorceress?
My Thoughts: It's been a while since I read my last IAD book. Mostly due to the fact that I have only picked up through book 6 in my original book buying binge. Now that I've rounded out the series, I'm itching to dive in and do some wallowing. The biggest thing is that I'd forgotten how much events overlap from book to book. The meeting between Rydstrom and Cadeon that's seen from Rydstrom's point of view in this book was touched upon in book 6. And let me tell you, Rydstrom seemed like a man on the edge when we saw it through Cadeon's eyes. Come to think of it, he *was* a man on the edge. That's what loving a Sorceri female who's been shaped by horrific events will do to you.

Sabine's life has not been easy. She's been murdered repeatedly, blackmailed with poison, and she guards her heart and her body zealously. To top it off, she has a creeptastic half-brother who's obsessed with her and is more than a little crazy. Yeah, it's not pretty. So, I liked Sabine. I mean, she's outspoken and she lies constantly but she's got a heart underneath all her brashness and when she falls, she falls hard.

Meanwhile, Rydstrom is a king who's lost his kingdom. His obsession revolves around duty and reclaiming his lands and crown so that he can help his people. And, man, is he lonely. He's nearly given up hope of finding his mate. Then Sabine traps him and torments him with her body and suddenly he has a chance to have the happiness he's been searching for. Of course, Sabine being Sabine, she doesn't make it easy on him. She has her own agenda, one that doesn't necessarily align perfectly with his.

These books are just so much fun. Plus, PLUS, there's an awesome Lords of the Underworld reference that made me all giggly. Come to think of it, in one of the last LotU books I read (I can't remember which one) didn't Tor spot Nix wandering around Budapest? Brilliant! I have mad crossover love going on here. Since I now own the rest of the books in the series (both series, actually), I can totally get my read on. Awe.some.

Books in this series
1. The Warlord Wants Forever
2. A Hunger Like No Other
3. No Rest for the Wicked
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
5. Dark Needs at Night's Edge
6. Dark Desires After Dusk
7. Kiss of a Demon King - Paperback | Kindle
8. Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter)
9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince
10. Demon from the Dark
11. Dreams of a Dark Warrior

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  1. I need to get my butt in gear and work on this series.

    1. Are you and Ruby going to read it together? That'll be fun!

    2. I think I'm going to read book 8 soon. I think it's a short story so I should zip right through it.