Thursday, May 10, 2012

Review: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback, 426 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by HQN
ISBN 13: 9780373775811
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Best read in order: Yes
Stars: 5
Flames: 4
Reviewed by: Vanessa

If you are looking for a read filled with humble, shy human characters, people that calmly reach rational decisions, characters that have modest feelings… PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! Now if you are looking for a book that if full of sharp tongued wit and busting the spine with ego and characters who bring new meaning to competitive natures, where pure insanity ensues well then you Win.

I loved this book from the very beginning. Kaia and Strider made an excellent couple. They were incredibly fun to read. Strider is possessed by the demon Defeat. Defeat sees everything as a challenge that they must win. Kaia is a harpy. Harpies are just insane as far as I’m concerned. Mix the insanity with the competitiveness of games where scores are settled with very few rules and anything goes. This book is an exciting nonstop page turner. Then the icing on the cake there is romance. Showatler has combined a couple that complements each other so well. They both challenge each other in ways that help each other, they strengthen one another. I think Kaia and Strider are my new favorite couple for this series.

The readers see a descent amount of page time of two previous books couples. Gwen and Sabin, and Bianka and Lysander are a very present part of the Harpy games that Kaia is involved in. I enjoyed the sisterly bantering the Harpies meted out upon each other.  

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