Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Rise of the Gryphon by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Rise of the Gryphon by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Series: Belador, Book 4
Publisher: Pocket Books Rise of the Gryphon Cover
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 9781451671995
Source: Publisher
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5
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As an Alterant, Evalle Kincaid has long been one step away from incarceration or annihilation, even though she’s saved countless lives numerous times. Now Evalle has a chance to learn the truth of her origins…if she can track down her fellow Alterants before the Medb coven does. Her quest will take her deep into the world of paranormal fight clubs and it’ll take not only Evalle, but Storm, the Skinwalker she’s growing dangerously close to, to find the Alterants Evalle seeks and stop the Medb from destroying the Beladors.

The stakes are higher than ever before for Evalle and everyone she holds dear in RISE OF THE GRYPHON. Authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love are a dynamic writing team and they keep the action going hot and fast in this fourth BELADOR novel.

Evalle, Storm, Tzader and Quinn all face unspeakable danger, both to their lives and to their hearts. Without giving too much away – for most of the fun in this book is in discovery – each has their personal loyalties tested and all of them court heartbreak as Medb’s plans to destroy the Beladors threatens to come to fruition. Mses. Kenyon and Love throw a number of curveballs both at their protagonists and at readers. Very rarely am I surprised by the turns a story takes, but these two amazing authors outdid themselves. Again, I don’t want to spoil the story, but suffice it to say that the surprises in store for readers both in terms of world building and emotional connections are phenomenal.

RISE OF THE GRYPHON is the fourth BELADOR book, and the authors don’t hold back, throwing readers into the deep end of this world. For that reason, I highly recommend reading BLOOD TRINITY, ALTERANT and THE CURSE before starting this book. The world of the BELADOR series just keeps getting more intricate and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Evalle’s next adventure can’t come soon enough!

Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.