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Book Review: The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter

 


The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter 
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #4
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 406 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on September 1st 2009 by HQN Books (first published 2009)
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Synopsis:
New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter returns with her long-awaited next installment of the Lords of the Underworld series…
He is the keeper of Doubt and his entire world’s about to be rocked.
Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern … until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.
Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she’d fall for a kind human who wouldn’t rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora’s box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love…


I wasn’t big fan of the third book of the series, The Darkest Pleasure so it took me awhile to pick this one up. I started rereading Lords of the Underworld because of the demons but there’s so many supernatural beings. I’d suggest giving this series a chance if you enjoy Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark.

“His name is Tyson? I hate to break it to you, but you dated a brand of chicken.”

Gwen liked to run away and even as a child she had run from conflict, earning the degrading moniker, “Gwendolyn the Timid”. I loved seeing the character growth she went through this book even if I was sad her moniker wasn’t mentioned by anyone besides herself. Gwen isn’t as ruthless as her sisters but that didn’t mean she wasn’t powerful. She was afraid of her powers and what she could do with them.

Sabin is the keeper of the demon of Doubt. All he wanted was to win hunters and avenge his friend’s death. He didn’t think he could ever put anyone above his mission and friends. Sabin is immortal, so I loved seeing that while he wasn’t a virgin, he wasn’t manwhore either.

“THE WOMAN WAS GOING TO KILL HIM, and not because she was stronger and more vicious than he was. Which, if he thought about it, she was. He’d never ripped a man’s throat out with his teeth, and he was damned impressed that Gwen had. She’d made the Lords of the Underworld look like marshmallows.”

I loved the romance between Sabin and Gwen. They are both very powerful and neither trusts easily with their secrets. I don’t know why but I just love seeing two powerful characters falling for each other without actually trying the whole “hard to get” routine. It can be so tiresome sometimes.

I loved to learn more about other beings besides demons in this book. The Darkest Whisper was definitely my favorite book of the series so far and I wasn’t in the greatest moods when I started it since I was sick but I finished it in only few days and couldn’t get enough of these two.

Rating
4.5 stars

5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter”

  1. I’m glad you liked the book! It’s been a long while since I read a GS book! The first series i read of hers is The White Rabbit series and i just fell in love with it. Nothing else particularly kept my attention but I’m glad you enjoyed this book love! I’m glad there was a good character arc and that you liked the romance! ^_^

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