REVIEW: Seize the Night – A Dark-Hunter series novel # 7 by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Seize the Night is the Dark-Hunter story of Valerius and Tabitha. 

I always check out the excerpt before reading a book.  When I realized this story would be of Valerius and Tabitha, I was somewhat bummed.  I honestly didn’t care for either character.  It’s always nice to look forward and say YES! when you are about to read a book you’ve been waiting for.  This book didn’t give me that feeling.

Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised.  Valerius and Tabitha are perfect for each other.  I appreciate their character progression and relationship almost as much as Vane and Bride’s.

Valerius had a brutal childhood.  Brother to Zarek, and son to the man who tortured and crucified Kyrian, his life isn’t any easier.  Zarek, now a god, continues to sporadically shoot Valerius with bolts before surrounding him with antarctic cold.  All of the Dark-Hunters, especially Kyrian and Julian, despise Valerius so that he is more alone now than he was when mortal.

Everything changed…When Tabitha stabbed him.

“You are worthless.  I weep for the day Mother bore you into this world.  I’m only glad that she died before she could see what an embarrassment you are to the family.”

Tabitha is the resident vampire hunter of New Orleans.  Hunting Daimons in order to protect the humans she holds dear, she lives an interesting life than tends to alienate her.  No one takes her seriously.  Except of course, the Daimons.

Surviving a vicious attack by Desiderius, she was left with a harsh scar on her cheek.  Running herself into he ground, she is exhausted but refuses to give in to the fear that is constantly beating at her. 

Mistaking Valerius for a Daimon or a lawyer, she accidentally stabs him.  And who says pain isn’t romantic? 🙂

“Don’t worry, Otto,” she said with a smile.  “I’m an acquired taste.  Most of my best friends had to know me for years before they could even stand my presence.  I’m like mold, I usually grow on you very slowly.”

“You didn’t have to say that, Amanda.  You know, I’m really tired of being the brunt of the family jokes.  I’ve never understood why I’m the weird, crazy one when Tia dances naked out in the bayous in voodoo ceremonies; Selena chains herself to fences; Karma is a bull inseminator; Aunt Jasmine is trying to splice a Venus flytrap with kudzu to make a man-killing plant to devour her ex-“

Opposites attract.  Valerius is a stick in the mud.  Tabitha is a goth babe on steroids.  Patrolling the streets for Daimons, running from a scary ghost that leaves chills running along her skin, and submitting to the explosive and delicious passion between each other, Tabitha and Valerius will leave you smiling. 

This is an excellent book.  It is most definitely in my top 5 favorites in this series.

I recommend this book to any mature adult in need of a fun-filled experience into fantasy and desire.  Moderate to hello there baby violence and sexual content.  This book is not to be read by immature adults or children.

Lines of the book:

“Something wicked this way comes…”

“I figure all of us misfits should hang together, that way we don’t swing alone…”


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