Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

8562565Rating: 4 stars

Series: Nikki Glass #1

I am rereading this series since the final book has been released, which for a long time didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen. It wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it to be, but I still liked it. Even though I’ve read a lot of UF over the years, it stands out from other series because all of the supernatural people are descendants of Greek and Norse gods. A select few of their descendants are immortals called Liberi. Many of the them are power hungry bastards.

Nikki is a heroine I genuinely like which is a rarity in UF. She’s actually smart. After being thrust into the world of the Liberi, she’s cautious. Everyone either wants to use her or kill her, but she doesn’t blindly trust them. I love it that she stays level headed in tough situations. It’s refreshing to read about a heroine who doesn’t fly off the handle constantly and put herself in unnecessary danger. Her biggest fault is forgiving too easily, which definitely isn’t the worst fault to have.

The side characters needed more development. More was revealed about Anderson than any of the other side characters. He is interesting. Jamaal was a raging asshole. IDK why anyone treated him kindly. I really hate him. Maggie was nice, but beyond that nothing was known about her. Blake was an ass, but his actions were forgivable. The rest of the characters weren’t notable. The lack of character development wasn’t too aggravating because this was the introduction to this world and page time needed to be spent on other things.

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