Jan 3, 2014

Review--Rogue Descendant by Jenna Black

For Immortal Huntress and cunning P.I. Nikki Glass, vengeance trumps all in the newest novel in Jenna Black's addictive series.

Nikki Glass, descendant of Artemis the Huntress, is all for justice, but she draws the line at cold-blooded murder. Too bad she works for Anderson Kane, a god in disguise who just happens to be the son of a Fury. He wants Konstantin, the deposed leader of the Olympians, dead, and he needs Nikki's help to hunt his nemesis down. Saying no to a god might be bad for her health, but Nikki is no pushover...until Konstantin claims responsibility for a fire that destroys her parents' home.

Nikki would do anything to protect her family, and now she sets off on the deadliest of hunts, knowing that a single false step could trigger a war between Anderson and the Olympians--a war Anderson cannot hope to win. But is is possible she has another enemy? Maybe even one in her own house? As the mysteries deepen and the suspects mount, Nikki must try to put the pieces together and catch the real culprit before innocent people get caught in the cross fire.

Rogue Descendant is the latest in the Nikki Glass series by famed Jenna Black! A series that is riddled with Urban Fantasy goodness with the paranormal twist being descendants of gods and goddesses! And it's not just partial to Greek gods and goddesses either!

Nikki's life has been nothing but complicated since she became one of the Liberi, taking on the role of Artemis, the Huntress. She hasn't fully got a handle on her powers and abilities, but she's learning. Sadly, it seems her enemies don't care that she's still coming into her own, for there always seems to be someone who wants to torment her or wish her dead.

Konstantin has been the bane of her existence from the get-go, but now that he is no longer ruling the Olympians, his son Cyrus now has that role. He seems to be at least more sane than his father, but he's still more enemy than friend. And when Nikki begins to get harassing emails that predict gloom and doom for her and all she loves, she wants to take action on the real culprit, but finding him...or her isn't going to be so easy.

I feel like I read this one too long after I read the last one. Seems I am set at reading these books over a year apart and that's not good for my memory's sake. I was able to only recall things as they were mentioned and even then not in clear detail. Usually that shouldn't be a problem to enjoy the current read, but for some reason my brain likes to nag at me that I am not remembering things clearly.

There's still a good dose of action in this one, as Nikki is trying to find an arsonist and even when it looks like she has the arsonist in sight, she learns as always there's more than one enemy to be dealt with. Naturally, this led to some surprises and startling revelations.

Romance continues to be a bit touch and go. Nikki clearly has eyes for Jaamal, but things between them are always tense. And when romance starts to bloom, something usually happens that causes Jaamal to push Nikki back. It's kind of hard for me to feel their connection in this one. There's so much trying to start something and yet, it never really gets anywhere. Hoping Jenna is just planning a slow build up, and since this is book 3, let's hope that the unnamed book 4 brings Nikki a bit of happiness for the now.

The ending was explosive! A nice healthy action scene that leaves you pining for more! This is the stuff action movies are made of. Nikki totally kicks butt when all the odds are against her. Despite having a few difficulties of getting into this one right away, it was still a truly amazing read and I can only hope there is more to come!

Overall Rating 3.75/5 stars--yes the awkward rating again, but it's mostly due to me and poor memory and trying to enjoy the story and not focus on remembering what happened already.


  1. You know, I actually heard a lot about Jenna Black series but never considered reading it.. Maybe I should start lol Great review!

  2. I really enjoy reading about Gods and Goddesses to mix in some action like that and it should be right up my alley. I'm sorry that your memory of the previous ones go in the way. I hate it when that happens. It's just not realistic to be able to re-read every time a new book comes out in a series. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  3. Great review on Rogue Descendant. I've got the first two books in this series on my TBR shelf, but haven't had a chance to read them yet. It sounds like I need to get reading on this one.

  4. Definitely sounds like an interesting read. I had never heard of the Nikki Glass series until I read this review. Pretty cool combining teen paranormalcy and Greek mythology. And this review has truly captured what to expect in reading the book.


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