What some of you may or may not know, Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite favorite favorite authors. I started reading her novels back in 2004-ish and have had a healthy obsession ever since. Fantasy Lover is the book that drew me in, Night Pleasures is the one that hooked me.
What I love about Sherrilyn's novels is that she takes well known myths and makes them her own, makes them real. She focuses mainly on the Greek gods, but she has also touched on Egyptian, Celtic, Native American, and numerous other Parthenons. She has even incorporates Atlantean god as Atlantis is a place that in her world actually existed.
These gods exist. They are real. They are still toying with the lives of mortals. But they are Sherrilyn's. For example, Eros (do not call him Cupid) and Psyche dress like bikers. Persephone loves Hades and hates the six months she has to spend with her mother. Parthenons mingle with each other, both for good and evil. They're all "friends" with an understanding of "you stay in your area and I'll stay in mine." There are so many fascinating connections, but telling you more would lead to major spoilers.
Not only does she have gods, but she has the Fates, the Furys, Oneroi (children of the gods of sleep that protect humans and immortals while we sleep), Arcadian and Katagaria (her special version of were-animals), and Daimons (her own little brand of not vampires).
Just as a side note, Sherrilyn's "vampires" are not the vampires you're used to. She weaves such an intricate mythology behind them and ties them to Greek gods in an incredibly unique way. Same goes for here "were-animals."
Each book in the Dark-Hunterverse is connected in intricate ways and each book drops a bombshell that you never saw coming. If I were to sum her series into one sentence, it would be this: You think you know, but you have no idea.
Are you already a fan of Sherrilyn and want to gush over how fabulously amazing she is? Or are you new to the world of Kenyoun and need a recommendation? Not sure where to start? Let me know in the comments and I'll be sure to point you in the right direction!