Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Recommended Read: THE DARKEST NIGHT
Gena Showalter has a new series on the shelves tomorrow and, so far, this is my favorite Showalter world!
The first book, THE DARKEST NIGHT (to be followed in June and July by other "Darkest" novels), introduces us to a group of bad-boy, brooding warriors who live in isolation in a castle just outside Budapest. But there's a clever twist in chapter one involving these warriors' backstory, and it involves Pandora's Box. I'll let you discover it for yourself, but when I read it, I knew I was in for a different, deeply rendered paranormal world. Suffice to say that each of these warriors has been cursed with a specific demon, and THE DARKEST NIGHT's hero suffers from Violence.
He believes that the heroine--who's feisty and interesting in her own ways--has been sent to entice and ensnare him into a trap. (Like most terrible forces, the warriors are hunted.) And if you've read any of Gena's books before, you know that you're going to get really hot tension and sex, and she doesn't disappoint here.
I love the exotic/gothic setting. Loved the dark warriors. Loved the set up and premise.
Grab this one at the bookstore, you all, even if you're not necessarily into "demon" paranormals!