Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review: The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #10) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date:  July 30th, 2013
Number of pages: 466 pgs
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, they are forced to make a choice: live apart…or die together.

The latest installment to the Lords of the Underworld series, Gena brings us Kane's story, which I never thought I'd love as much as I did.
I felt like I understood Kane a lot more after this book than I ever did before, but I suppose that was the whole point of us hearing this story of his, right?

It feels like it has been so long since I was put back in this world, I think maybe because I was a tad disappointed with the previous book, but this one.. was so much better. I was so thankful.
I felt Gena was getting back to her roots where the romance/action/sex scenes are concerned; not fully there, but slowly.
We have a couples stories going on in this novel. Forefront is Kane's story, which he has been rescued from hell by a half-Fae. The journey these two go on just warmed my heart. Josephine has her own share of horrors and problems, and Kane is the perfect solution. They kind of fix one another along the way. The perfect combination.

Then we have Torin. Whose book is next, which I can't wait for. He has his own personal journey going on when he meets a young girl who is lost in time by an enemy from the past, and Torin finds himself in quite the situation.
Lastly, we have Cameo and a not-so-newcomer. Theirs is a story I found interesting as well. I can't wait for these two side stories to be played out. I adore both of the characters and I look forward to see what comes next.

Gena definitely knows how to hook in a reader with her magnificent world she has created over the past ten books. Each has been different, yet unique on their very own. The characters have been great, plot and sub plots that go along with it.  She is one of my favourite PNR authors to date.

If you haven't read any of Gena's stuff, and this is something up your alley, I suggest you check them out ASAP.  You will not be disappointed.

You can feel the end of the series is nearing, which is sad but probably is time, so I look forward to the next few books or how many there shall be, and see this series end on a great note.

Rating: 4.5/5

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