REVIEW: Kiss of Shadows – A Meredith Gentry series novel # 1 by Laurell K. Hamilton

Awhile back, my husband gave me a ton of new books.  Laurell Hamilton was one of the authors and I was super stoked!

I read the entire Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series at light speed.  I love that series!  And it was because of that series, that I suffered through the first book of the Meredith Gentry series.

Meredith Gentry is a fae princess in a volunteered exile, using glamour to hide her real identity from everyone.

I always give a series / a book a chance.  I have to tell you, the ONLY reason I finished reading this book was due to the Anita Blake series.

After reading 50% of the book, I was still forcing myself to endure what had become something of a bleh.

This series revolves around a fae princess and the royal politics that are tossed into the mix.  Everything is about politics, sex and a wicked queen and her sadistic and only son, Cel.

The imagination and ideas that went into this book are pretty outstanding!  Meredith Gentry is revealed as the far princess and then summoned to her aunt, the wicked and sadistic Queen of the courts.

Being forced to have sex with every available suitor in the Queen’s guard, Meredith and the men in her life have sex frequently for one purpose only, to conceive a child before her cousin, Cel.  Whomever conceives a child first, will be named heir to the throne.

A race against Cel, a man to be feared already .. Gentry accepts partners into her bed that are unacceptable to her.

Basically, she’s whoring herself out so that she can conceive a child and become heir to the throne, and then be crowned Queen of the fae courts.

I dislike this book.  I can’t imagine forcing myself to read it again.  I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone unless they are torturing themselves.  I usually try to find something positive to say about a book and author.  So here goes .. Laurell Hamilton is AMAZING!  I love her Anita Blake series, and I look forward to reading it again soon.

With that said, I will NOT be reading the Meredith Gentry series ever again, if I can help it.

Strong sexual content.  Neat ideas.  Unworthy of my time to re-read.  As always, this is my opinion only.  Others might find this series totally rockin’ awesome.  I am not one of them.

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