Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Series: Dark-Hunter (Book 23)
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori & Donna
Rated: 5 Stars
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s most highly-anticipated novel in the Dark-Hunter series since Acheron is here—the unforgettable story of Styxx, Acheron’s twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on earth
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 just finished reading Styxx and I’m an emotional mess. I cried, I cried some more, and I was left with happy tears and a smile when I reached the last page. This story really touched my heart. If you read Acheron, then like me you probably hated Styxx. When Sherrilyn Kenyon announced she was writing Styxx’s story and explained that there were two sides to every story and we didn’t know Styxx, I had no idea what how right she was. Styxx’s story is heart wrenching. I’m still an emotional wreck and this is a story that stay with me. Sherrilyn Kenyon always creates a vivid and descriptive world and characters that touch the reader, but she out did herself with this book. It has become my favorite and that is saying something coming from a huge Kenyon and Dark-Hunter fan. I’m leaving a lot out of this review because I don’t want to give anything away about the characters because of how Styxx has been betrayed in previous books. I’ll just say I loved it and that this story will affect you.
*Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
(Updated to add Donna’s review 9/11/13)
I just finished the book and loved how it illustrated how each person has a different view on the same event. Perception and preconceived ideas color us all. Sherrilyn Kenyon wove a story about love’s joys and trials, not just between lovers, but friends and family also. They all touched me in some way and their world will stay with me for some time. Even though Cori reviewed this book, I rated this book a 5 also and liked it more than Acheron.
DARK HUNTER SERIES READING ORDER
*Series should be read in order.
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