Review: Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny

Posted May 24, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

Review: Lucinda, Darkly by SunnyLucinda, Darkly by Sunny
Series: Demon Princess Chronicles #1
Published by Penguin on 08-07-2007
Pages: 304
Source: Purchased

Lucinda has dwelt in eternal darkness. As a demon princess, she exists in an endless, joyless realm. But she is about to discover a need she never knew existed?not for power, not for blood?but for a more dangerous passion with a lone warrior.

I like to refer to Sunny’s writing as Laurell K. Hamilton Lite. You know with an actual plot and with a side of smut that factors into the plot. As opposed to a book full of just orgies (coughs – Anita).If you enjoyed Sunny’s Monére, Children of the Moon Series (aka Mona Lisa Series), you will enjoy Lucinda, Darkly. It follows in much the same style as the Mona Lisa series and in the same world. For those of you that has read the Mona Lisa books you’ve meet Halcyon, Lucinda’s demon brother. (Yummy BTW)The story revolves around Lucinda’s job as a guardian from Hell. While she is on Earth she runs into arougeMonére warrior, Stefan, that brings up feelings in her that she has not had in a very long time. Like in over 600 years long. After Lucinda leaves Stefan to return to her home in Hell she gets a new job assigned to her. She must hunt arougeMonére warrior and bring him back to his Queen. Fearing that therouge is Stefan, Lucinda is relieved to find out it is not Stefan but a different warrior named Nico.But once Lucinda hunts Nico down and returns him to his Queen she decides to claim him as hers. And in turn also claiming the demon that Nico’s Queen has in possession.

The plot revolves around the stolen demon, Talon, who needs to be returned to his homeland and the struggles Lucinda and her rouge warriors face in doing so.

But the real struggle is the interpersonal one that Lucinda has trying to keep her emotional distance from her new found men, who are desperate to get closer to her.

So if you like reading paranormal books where the heroine has a harem of sexy men (wouldn’t we all like to have one of those) this is the read for you.

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3 responses to “Review: Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny

  1. This really sounds like a good summer read, I should look for it in the local library 🙂 And the cover is fab! Thanks for the great review 🙂 I agree with Book Savvy Babe, the LKH-lite comment made me laugh!

  2. LIke the review, I smiled at the LKH-lite comment, pretty fitting for sunny. I read several of the books in the Mona Lisa series, thought they were “ok”