Sunday, January 25, 2009

Review - Mona Lisa Darkening by Sunny

Mona Lisa Darkening
Monére: Children of the Moon, Book 4
January 6, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22647-6

Book Blurb:
From the time she was an orphan child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different. As a Mixed-Blood daughter of the Monère, she rules her own domain in the Louisiana Bayou. But her life of power is about to be lost, and Mona Lisa must survive a realm in which she is divided from within…

On the vernal equinox, when night equals day and the barriers between worlds become gossamer thin, Mona Lisa gathers her people beneath the full moon. Instead of drawing down the replenishing white light of the moon, a terrifying darkness descends upon her and takes her into NetherHell—the cursed realm of the damned. In this place, the evil queen whose essence shares Mona Lisa’s body is strong enough to fight her host for control—and she does.

But in NetherHell, Mona Lisa’s internal struggle is only the beginning. Captured by a Gargoyle warlord who wants her for his own, Mona Lisa is torn from both within and without by desire, love, and ecstasy. And when her first love crosses the boundaries of the world to rescue her, she must choose her own destiny—before others choose it for her…

My thoughts:
Mona Lisa is a mixed-blood queen among the Monére. As children of the moon they gather to bask in its light when the moon is full. This night is a special one, the vernal equinox, and something has taken advantage of the wekened veil between worlds. With her people gathered around her, darkness snatches her away and she finds herself in another realm, one that’s worse than Hell.

NetherHell is home to the damned, and it’s not long before a warlord’s henchmen capture Mona Lisa. He’s a gargoyle separated from his people, lord of his own domain, and she may be just what he’s looking for. She’ll do what she must to survive, but soon enough those she loves will find her, and when they do choices will have to be made. Sharing her body with the presence of a former queen has been a well-kept secret, but now that secret may have the power to take Mona Lisa’s decision out of her hands.

This is the fourth novel in the Monére: Children of the Moon series. With a fine eye on detail, Sunny transports readers to another realm right along with her characters. Mona Lisa Darkening is a well-balanced emotional tale of love, loss and the risks taken for happiness. A wonderful series that fans of fantasy with a dark and sexy side shouldn’t miss.

To learn more about Mona Lisa Darkening, please visit Sunny’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Sunny said...

Thank you for the lovely review! I posted it on my website at

Kimberly Swan said...

It was my pleasure Sunny, I'm really enjoying the series. Thanks so much for the link, and for stopping by! :)

Unknown said...

I have only read the first book in this series and have the second one here...they are a little hard to get hold of here in Europe.

It is nice to know that the series isn't over though! I really liked the first book.

Kimberly Swan said...

It's a very sexy series. Try to read the others when you get a chance! :)