Friday, 25 February 2011

Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1)Title: Scent of Darkness
Author: Christina Dodd
Series: Darkness Chosen (book #1)
Next in series: Touch of Darkness
My rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:The Wilders must break the pact their vicious ancestor forged with the devil or be cursed for all eternity. On the night Ann Smith decides to seduce her boss, Jasha Wilder, she is astonished to see him transform into a wolf and soon learns that she holds the key to his family’s salvation. Chased by shapshifting assassins, Ann and Jasha must control their passion and work together to outwit these dangerous predators or they will never survive.

Review: A fresh and invigorating story in a genre inundated with vampires. Christine Dodd has crafted an spellbinding mythology involving demons and holy relics that grip the reader throughout. The characterization is excellent, especially Ann who begins her journey as a naïve girl and develops into a proud and strong willed young woman. The back story regarding her mysterious childhood and tattoo is particularly intriguing. Jasha, however, can be a little overbearing but Ann has no problem putting him in his place.
I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.


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