Book Review: Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Posted on 15 June 2018
100 pages into this book, I already knew it was going to be a 5-star read. I've been trying to get into reading Paranormal romances, but most of the ones I've read have been disappointing. I found this book on Goodreads and decided to give it a shot because it had high reviews.
I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. Sherrilyn Kenyon's writing draws emotion right from the first page. The first 60% of the book is Acheron's past, and in retrospect, this is probably the best part. Though tragic and heartbreaking, it's so well-written. I found myself feeling for the characters.
Acheron is a very strong character, and his personality is only strengthened by the back story. Tory was likable too, and I like that unlike many paranormal romance writers, Sherrilyn Kenyon has strong heroines who know what they want. Many times, when you have an alpha hero, the heroine becomes a 'yes man' and is completely dominated by the hero. However, that wasn't the case here. Their relationship was equal, and I liked that.
Sherrilyn Kenyon is an excellent writer. Her prose is to-the-point and emotional, and she doesn't waste pages going over pointless things. Though this book is over 700 pages, it was addictive because of Kenyon's writing style. I couldn't stop reading.
Overall, Acheron is a great book, and I'll definitely be reading more from Sherrilyn Kenyon. I haven't read any of the other Dark Hunters books before, and though I went straight to #14, I didn't feel lost. This book can be read as stand-alone, like most romance novels.
The narration was well-done too.