Friday, October 11, 2013

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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? 

Star Rating Five Stars

Having been a long time fan of Ms. Kenyons I was like a lot of you mixed on how this story was going to play out. After all wasn't Acheron the one who'd been wronged? Hadn't he been the one to be made a whore and used by any one that had the coin, and then betrayed by Artie? I was prepared to have those feelings reaffirmed or even my hatred of Styxx made even stronger. 
  But as we have all been shown there really is two sides to every story, and now we have the pleasure of seeing just what the "pampered prince" did, what he was like and how the God's Fucked him and Acheron (pardon the pun) royally and divinely.

  Growing up the son and heir to a great city state you would think that life would be a lovely bowl of honeyed figs right? Not so apparently for Styxx. His father doubted his parentage, and even went so far as to cut him to see if he would bleed, he sent him to the priests in  Dionysus's  temple because he thought he'd been possessed....The things that King Xeres did to Styxx are too numerous to count (and I don't want to give away too much ;-)  ) Add to all that his sister loathes the very ground and air that he breathes, and his twin has come to hate him as well. The mother that should love him, is drunk all the time and has even tried to kill him.

 Styxx is for all intent and purposes Alone.
  It takes a chance meeting at a small pond and a blind girl to allow him to know what true love is like. Until...yet again Apollo and his ever scheming ways rip those things from him.
 Fast forward eleven thousand years and everything is different, the world has changed, but so has Styxx. He had been locked in Hades on the vanishing isle by himself, no one to talk to, to socialize with....
  Wow...this is really beginning to sound like a book report. Blah! I hate those.
  So without giving to much more away.
Can Styxx overcome the tragic past that he and Acheron share, can either of them learn to be the brothers that they once claimed to be, or will their hatred and loathing kill everything and everyone that they have ever loved?

 Buy the book my loverlies and find out for yourselves. I promise Ms. Kenyon delivers and you won't be disappointed. Frustrated, emotional, and blindingly overcome with joy....Sure.

As always I can't wait to read the next installment in this ever changing series, or any of her other series for that matter.

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