Series: Hunter Kiss, #5
Published by Ace on February 25, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 304 pages
Source: Publicity Agency, Publisher
Sexual Content: references to sex
Reviewed by: Kristina
Tattoos with hearts, minds, and dreams. Created to be the armor that protects my body, these obsidian shadows come alive at night—demons made flesh.
After the Aetar nearly kill Maxine’s unborn child, and a betrayal within her own ranks leaves Maxine’s husband, Grant, poisoned and dying, Maxine is forced to attack a race of beings that possesses almost unlimited power. Doing so will require she make a deal with the devil—the devil that lives inside her—risking both her sanity and her soul as she slowly transforms into something more than human.
But even that might not be enough to save Grant, because the very thing that Maxine is becoming is destined to destroy the world.
Every time I pick up a Hunter Kiss novel I fall in love with the world building and the amazing writing style that has marked this series has one of my favorites. LABYRINTH OF STARS more than met my expectations of a Hunter Kiss story (I'd recommend reading at least IRON HUNT before digging into this series with this book). What I find most fascinating in this series is the way in which over time the demons slowly became more complex to the point that I could see why killing them isn't necessarily a completely good thing. I loved how each demon clan is given its own separate identity and characteristics. I continue to adore Maxine's boys who live on her skin as protective tattoos and roam free other times with munched on teddy bears in toe. It constantly amazes me how these creatures who are super powerful and destructive can give me feel all warm and fuzzy inside regardless of the world destroying capabilities.
In LABYRINTH OF STARS the danger hits closer to home for Maxine as she battles for the life of her child and learns more about her family history. I found it interesting how both Maxine and Grant's fight to preserve something inside of them almost mirrored each other. Maxine fights to save her child from demons trying to kill it, and Grant is near death trying to preserve the life of demons living inside of him.
LABYRINTH OF STARS feels like a book of transformations and change in that Maxine grows in her powers and moves on to a new point in her life by the end of this novel. Maxine goes through a lot in in this story and I actually had doubts as to her or even Grant's survival on numerous occasions but somehow something spectacular happens and they keep on living to fight the next demon that comes at them.
LABYRINTH OF STARS is a wonderful addition to the Hunter Kiss series and I look forward to seeing what is in store for Maxine, Grant, and Maxine's boys.Series Titles: