Book Review: Alterant by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love

Belador #2
Authors: Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
Pages: 384 Paperback
Reading Level: Adult
Release Date: September 27th 2011
Review Source: Pocket Star Books
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound

Summary: (from goodreads) From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love comes the second book in the Belador series—featuring a league of international warriors with extraordinary abilities who rise up to save mankind from supernatural terrorists.

On the heels of saving mankind from destruction at the hands of the Medb coven, Evalle attempts to convince the Tribunal that she is an Alterant who can be trusted around humans. But the gods and goddess ruling over this Tribunal twist words she’d uttered in the heat of combat and hold her responsible for three dangerous Alterants that escaped their prisons. She is given a choice to either recapture those three who will lose their freedom forever or face the same sentence. Unsure that she can condemn another Alterant to a life she’d die before accepting, Evalle takes on an impossible task only to learn that the entire future of the Beladors rides on her success—and the only person who can help her is the one who wants to gut her.

Book #2 of the Belador Series, is about our human world being protected by an honor bound group of Beladors, a supernatural species that fight against magik and other unrecognized species thought to be dangerous. Just as the 1st book , expect to be glued to your seat until done reading. This book pretty much starts at the same point the 1st one finished, for this reason it is recommended to read Blood Trinity first, to avoid being a bit lost about the characters and what this world is about.

Once again Evalle, an alterant (considered a half breed between Beladors and so far another unknown species) is put in the position to prove herself as worthy of trust and along the way prove that her race is just as worthy to be recognized, just as others and be equally treated and not considered beasts. Again, racing against time to prove to the Tribunal, and being prohibited to use the help of her friends and allies, she is forced to go to Tristan, another Alterant that she had imprisoned and seek his help. With Tristan we get more details about her species that he supplies at his pace to use as his leverage. Kizira, from the Medb again gets the upper hand to jeopardize their plight for freedom and even injects doubt about someone very close to her.

On the other hand we get a glance at how she is learning to trust and starts to peel away that wall that keeps her feelings locked away. We learn a little more about Storm, the person that has been able to get the closest to her heart strings, but not enough to disperse the mystery behind him and keep us guessing to what is next.

This is a futuristic adventure, with a little romance, treason and danger all blended in a mix that keeps teasing you mind. My only complaint is that I have to wait to read that next installment Cathbad’s Curse, leaving me with a case of Alterant withdrawal. 


  1. I just finished the first book yesterday. No what I expected but not bad. I'll be starting this one sometime this week. Your rating makes it look promising :-)

  2. Trudy - Thanks for reading ALTERANT and sharing your thoughts! We appreciate the wonderful feedback and are excited about this latest release. :) thanks so much!


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