DNF Review: Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong (Age of Legends #2)



Empire of NightEmpire of Night by Kelley Armstrong (Book #2)

Released April 7th, 2015

Published by HarperCollins

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21480854-empire-of-night


Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were.

Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war.


I never thought that I would ever be writing a DNF review for a Kelley Armstrong book. I mean…she’s my favorite author! How can this be possible?! I stopped reading it quite a few weeks ago, but I just couldn’t bring myself to tell you all how much I didn’t like it…

I made it about 85% through the book before I had to put it down. That should already tell you enough. I had almost finished the book and, yet, I still couldn’t do it.

My biggest problem with Empire of Night was that it was flat out BORING. There was no exciting scenes, the characters were flat, and I was yawning every two seconds. I couldn’t even bring myself to read a chapter a night. I was lucky if I could force down five or so pages. And when I did suffer through 2-3 chapters? Lord help me.

Honestly, that’s probably my only complaint with the book. I was just bored, and I expected more. On top of that, I didn’t like the direction that the story was going and what was happening to some of the characters. You want my vote? Stick with Armstrong’s other amazing works and avoid this series.


Rating: DNF

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: April 7th, 2015