Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter

In this sexy new installment of Showalter's bestselling Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other...

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty.

Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun's kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul...and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

My Review  
The Darkest Secret, number seven in the Lord Of The Underworld series, was a good book. No doubt about it,it was a surprise really to see finally the other side of the quite Lord of Secrets, Amun.

As we all know in The Darkest Lie, Willian, Aeron and Amun travel to hell to rescue Legion, who was being captive and torture by many demons. And we were left at how Amun was consume by all the secrets and memories from all the minions who pass his and his friends way, leaving him crazed and destroying himself. 

Amun, haven't been quite himself since his journey to hell, or rather said he isn't him at all. His head being consumed by evil, he just wants blood and death. But at least he have remain true to himself on one thing and one thing only, he haven't open his mouth. Like always Amun prefers to rot in hell that to let his friends suffer.

So we have Amun struggling, and all the Lords trying to find a way to save him, well all except Strider, who is too busy with Haidee, the woman responsible for Baden death. But something must be done, or the angels who were currently guarding Amun's room were gonna step in and kill him.

In all that struggle, Haidee and Amun finally meet. And this is were the fun starts. We find out how both have haunt each other dreams and thoughts with out even knowing about each other. And that started their journey together.

Haidee was a bad ass hunter, once the bait who trap Baden, but she had a lot of history with the Lords, and they didn't realized it until this book. They, including Haidee herself, didn't even know what she truly was. So we see how they fight each other to stop the inevitable, and how they had to find a way to put all the hate aside and think like one. Haidee being the only chance for Amun's salvation, and Amun being the only one who can help Haidee remember all her lost memories, they decided to work together, or at least they deceive themselves to think those were the only reasons.

For me it was something interesting to finally see, like I said before, the true side of Amun. Since the beginning the only thing that Showalter lets us know about him, its how silent, self-sacrificing and comprehensive is this Lord, so it was good to finally be inside his head.     

Have to be honest, I wasn't trilled about the whole Haidee thing, I didnt like her at all, and that shit about Strider having a little crush on her, for me it was totally useless. But I guess they had to spice it more for the poor Amun, the poor sweet guy had to fight not only for his friends approval, but with Strider jealousy and grudge about not being able to Win! Haidee's heart.

But overall it was very interesting, but honest true it was the hardest book to read in this series. I don't know why, but for me it was hard to read it, maybe I didn't like the whole only mind talking thing, LoL. I really don't know why, so I will stop trying to tell you. But still a very good book, and Showalter has again captivated my mind on wanting to keep living in this world.


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