Monday, January 17, 2011

Sacrifice by Dakota Banks

Sacrifice (Mortal Path, Book 2)From Goodreads:
A demon's enslaved executioner—a ravager of lives and souls—Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom ...and salvation. Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands—perhaps tens of thousands—to make up for the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power—and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood. But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness. And if Maliha dies before the mission is accomplished, the hell she once knew will seem like a picnic compared to the eternal torments awaiting her.
This book does not start out as heart wrenching (book in the freezer throwing... yes another Friends reference) book like the first one, Dark Time. However, as the last one left off, Ms. Banks took her time getting to the question lingering as we left off the last book. Frustrating, but we are completely entertained by all the action going on before we come back to that interesting question I'm not going to reveal (*evil laugh*). Unfortunately, I will also have to tread carefully here about this mysterious subject so I do not spoil anything for you... *sigh* *evil laugh denied!*

In this story, Maliha finds herself learning about an evil counsel of people who want to gain more power and control in an unspeakable way. She must find the leaders, who is protecting them, how and what they are doing, and find a way to prevent it. All this and battle more ageless for the shards she is searching for to free humanity. Yep, her plate is quite full! Oh, and within all this action she finds some time to actually contemplate a relationship for the first time in centuries. 

Oh can I tell you that there is no heart wrenching parts to this book as there was in the last one? Sadly, I cannot. In fact... I almost threw this one in the freezer too and cursed Ms. Banks for getting me so involved and upsetting me! *shakes fist* Ah, but at the same time I loved it and it made me not like another individual even more. I had questions about Jake, and I still question him, but with what happened, let me just say... I felt it contrasted to his behavior and left him lacking. What the heck am I talking about? Let me just say that this time the evil laugh will not be denied! All I will say is that Lucius is my man! As to the rest, you must read it and find out for yourself. I'm not spoiling a thing! *evil laugh*

Well, I give this book 4 stars. Oh, if you love adventure, this is a book for you! Ms. Banks... stop making me open my freezer! It's not good for the environment! ;)

I received this signed book from the Supernatural Underground and the author and no compensation for my review was given. 


  1. I love you so much for that Friends reference, I always tell my friends that and they look at me like what are you talking about LOL :P

  2. An awesome review, thanks!!!I love adventure so I might check out that one!

  3. Skimmed a little since I have not read book 1 yet. But red the end and yay, must get to reading book 1!

  4. I'm glad you finally got to have your *evil laugh* at us innocent, but curious, readers :)

  5. Great review hon! this book broke my heart! I dont trust Jake fully either hehe

  6. bahahaha loved your review, melissa! I need to read more adventure novels...I don't read nearly enough! :)

  7. @Samita... hey it was a classic! :D
    @ anachronist... this is the second. Pick up the 1st, Dark Time.
    @ Blodeuedd I think you'll enjoy both! :)
    @Stephanie... yes... I needed that. :D
    @Larissa... there is just too much he is hiding...
    @Melissa ;D

  8. This sounds like a fabulous series! Seems like you get really involved with the characters and story (especially if you are continually putting your book in the freezer), and that's a series I want to be a part of:) This review was chock full of evil laughs, I need to read so I can do the evil laugh too!

  9. LOL!

    Finally! An evil laugh denied! Wait... no you got us, again. *sighs*

    Now I'm imagining you freezer full of books. Is that where you hide them so when you have company over they won't know about your book addiction? I'm on to you.

    Glad you are having fun with this series.

  10. I have to admit that book #3 might end up in your freezer too.

    Thanks for the great reviews!

  11. @Jenny... yes, read them. Evil laughs are the best!

    @Missie... na, if they don't know by now, the zombies must have gotten to their brrraaaiiinnsss...

    @Dakota... lol I'll make room for the book. :)


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