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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

What I thought of the cover: 
There are a lot of book covers that have so much going on that you don't know where to look. Styxx was relatively simply because you really don't need much to, all you need is Sherrilyn Kenyon's name and the insignia of whomever she is writing about to make it great and eye catching. At least that is my opinion.  
 Just when you thought doomsday was over...

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her.

But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?

I was a little nervous about reading this book due to all the reviews I had read on amazon that talked about how much gang rape their was. Honestly they made it seem like Kenyon was going into sordid detail of such horrid crimes and that they covered every single page. Thankfully that was not the case.
Yes this book should be read with caution because there is a lot of sexual content but what do you expect when you have such delicious man candy content. :p 
I actually loved this book because it re-enforces the issue that there are three sides to every story. My side, his side and then the truth. Reading Archeron's story from Ash's point of view I hated Styxx, I was appalled by how he treated his family. It was only after reading the story about Styxx that you come to understand why Styxx behaved the way he did and that Ryssa and Acheron where not as good as everyone made them out to be. 
My heart broke for the twin boys who had to put up with so much misery but I think after reading Styxx my heart broke more for the misunderstood brother. Especially where Bethany was concerned. 
I read this book as I was pregnant with my first child so to say I was emotional was an understatement but it really hit a soft spot with me, having lost children in miscarriages of my own.
I loved that Kenyon made this a book you could read alone or right after reading Acheron, that there were scene's from both books where you could watch it like a movie and get both points of views. 
I loved the plot twist that really took so many books to have it happen and it makes me wonder if the author had it planned all along or if like in my writing it just fell into place before me when my characters were ready to reveal their plots.
It really is a must have on your book shelf. 
A perfect love story with ton's of action, romance and treachery.

For more about the author as well as pictures of her wonderful creations and their personal blogs you can find all that information  HERE
Favorite Charachter: 
I am not really sure if I had a favorite character when it came to this book, I connected with so many of them that it took me a second to stop and think on who I liked the most. But in the end Urian won out. He is just caring and sweet despite his tough guy appearance plus he is a smart ass and I tend to love those type's. I think it has to do with the fact that my husband is one. XD
5 out of 5 stars of course! 

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