Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Review: The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld #0.5) by Gena Showalter **18 Yrs Above**

The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld #0.5)
By Gena Showalter 
Release Date: April 1st, 2008
Number of Pages: 66
Format: ebook
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:

He is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. She is the goddess of oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords -- and discover a passion unlike any other....

Don't miss this sizzling prequel to Gena Showalter's breathtaking new paranormal series, The Lords of the Underworld Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful....

My Review:

I didn't expect the legend of Pandora's box to be used in this way. The Darkest Fire was interesting and it captured me from the beginning. The romance was sweet and the ending was unexpected. I do know that the Lord of the Underworld series is an Adult Paranormal Romance, thus, I expected a more mature content as well as language.

The problem I found in this book was the way it was written. Yes, the story and concept were interesting but the writing was rather childish. I felt like I was reading a fairy tale. The way the words, sentences and dialogues were construed were very unadult-like and I felt kind of weird while reading adult contents written in that manner.

Nevertheless, Pandora's box and those Demon Lords really intrigued me and aroused my curiosity. Therefore, I will read the first book in the series and then decide whether to continue on with it.


  1. I wasn't a big fan of this story either, the books are so much better I hope that you really like them they are a great series, new follower


    1. Thanks for the comment and new follow Sarah. Yea, the writing and execution of the story are choppy and not well organized.
      I'm currently on page 74 of The Darkest Night and am surprisingly loving it. It is sooooo much better than this story.

  2. OMG! what a sexy cover!
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