Book Review : Sacrifice by Dakota Banks

Sacrifice (Mortal Path #2) by Dakota Banks

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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.

I really loved the first book, and it was the one which introduced me to the urban-fantasy genre. Sacrifice, the second book is just as good. It is intense and action-packed. I finally have a clue about Jake when Dakota answers the big question mark which was left hanging there at the end of the first book.

As for Maliha, she is on a quest to search the pieces of shards scattered in every corner of the world in order to destroy the seven demon offsprings of Anu while trying her best to balance the scales on her belly. She values her friends very much and can turn out to be a passionate lover as well. Romance plays an important part in this book. She finds out that another Ageless, a Roman centurion named Lucius is in love with her. But who is the one she really loves? Please note that there are adult contents in this book.

The villain in this book is so evil, he wanted to poison everyone in the big, powerful countries with something that will destroy them from the inside. And once again, Maliha is in charge of saving the world. But this nearly causes her to revert to her old ways in which she enjoys the act of killing and the feel of power and excitement it gives her.

Maliha has a strong feeling of love and protection for her friends whom she has already considered as part of her family. She is willing to go to great lengths to ensure their safety and well-being. But of course, being a human, she makes mistakes, and not just ordinary ones, but deadly ones. She blames herself for the deaths of the ones whom she fails to protect although she has tried her best.

Overall, the plot is quite entertaining and the characters are well-developed, especially Maliha. I've grown quite fond of Lucius who plays an important role in this book, and I'm sad that he has to leave the series so soon.

As a conclusion, I highly recommend the Sacrifice (Mortal Path #2) by Dakota Banks to all UF lovers who are 18 and above. Make sure you read the first book before this one so that you know what's going on. To start gaining knowledge of the series, you can read my review for Dark Time (Mortal Path #1) or visit Dakota's Website to find out more.

Rating: 4.000

My deepest gratitude to Dakota Banks for sending me a signed paperback copy of Sacrifice (Mortal Path #2)! Thank you, Dakota!

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Visit Dakota Bank's Website.

8 creative remarks:

YZgirl said...

I've never read the Mortal Path series. Hope I can read it someday.

Lily said...


how u get her to personally send it to you?

Lucky !

Aik said...

Hi Lily, Dakota is very kind indeed to send me a copy of her book for reviewing purposes.

Is this your first time visiting my blog? I hope you like it! :)

Lily said...

Hi Aik!

thx for your fast response.

I stumbled through it. NIce blog btw.

I think I might start blogging myself.

Btw, how did you first know about book blogging?

Aik said...
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Aik said...

Hi Lily,

I visited a lot of book blogs, such as The Story Siren and The Hiding Spot. These amazing bloggers inspired me to start my own book blog.

I have a contest over at my personal blog. You can enter here:

I tried to leave a link to the contest in my previous messages but it doesn't work. Strange. Hope it works this time.

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

First off. I really want to read this book. Heck, I want to read the author. I have a couple of her titles on my shelf but have yet to get to it.

Secondly, Thank you for posting the Halloween badge on your sidebar!!=)

Happy Halloween!!