Title: Unleash the Night
Author: Sherilynn Kenyon
Release Date: December 27th, 2005
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
It’s a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live…
An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals–snow leopard and white tiger–Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D’Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator who hates the socialite life she’s forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn’t understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It’s a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls…
Summary from Goodreads.com
My review: I have been tearing through these books, they are just so addicting I cannot get enough of this world. I was not sure how I was going to feel about Wren, but he is one of my favorites now. Wren has had a tough life and with no one to claim him as family he has had to get used to only relying on himself, which all ends when Maggie shows up. I loved seeing her get him to open up and slowly begin to trust again. She manages to take him by suprise and tear down all the barriers he has been carefully putting up all his life.
I have read quite a few reviews that talk about how this book gets confusing towards the end and I kept that in mind as I went through the book, but I did not find anything confusing at all. Maybe I am just used to following multiple plot lines, but when there was some time traveling going on, I easily followed along. I did not quite see how it was all going to work out in the end, but of course Sherilynn did and I thought the solution was quite clever. Plus, if you read very carefully through the book, the answer was there all along, I just did not see it. The solution to their problem of not being “true mates” also broke my heart a little. There is a character we have seen before that helps them out, which is great, but the character really gets the short end of the stick.
It was also interesting to see another side of the bears that run Sanctuary. Maman is not the sweet motherly type that I once mistook her for. She definitely has a mean side and Wren is on it. Her true feelings about their home and her views on other species comes out and I was shocked to see it all. I will be very interested to see the inner workings of the bear world when it comes time for one of them to find their mate.
Overall, I am still in love with this series. I love that we get to see multiple groups, such as the Dark Hunters and Were Hunters, and I love how all of their stories seem to weave into one big tale that keeps me eagerly wanting more. I am excited to see what Sherilynn has in store for us next.