Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor's edge of surrender.Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can't afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible...

My Review   
Honest true... THIS IS MY FUCKING FAVORITE BOOK OF THIS SERIES!!! Is nerve racking, funny, with lot of action, lot of passion. I mean really what better book than a book where the pain-in-the-ass Lord of Defeat gets finally his own fucking medicine. Truly I loved it!!!  

Ok sorry, I got a little carried away. So we have Strider, who in The Darkest Secret decided he needed to back off and take some vacations, especially after seeing Haidee in Amun arms. But his vacation plans were ruined when Lucien, drop Kaia at him. We see how his life is just... how can I say it? We just dont know how the hell he is gonna make everything work. We were left in how Kaia and him have this strange relationship, he trying to avoid her and she trying to win him over. But we dont have any idea how thats gonna turn out. 

Kaia, is a Harpy, and I have to say it, I just love her. She is funny, brave and pure bad ass. She knows what she wants and goes for it. But in this book we see her delicate side, if thats how you can called it. In the last book, Strider really hurt her, but she was determined to make him notice he was wrong.

So finally we have something different. We have a couple that known themselves for a while now, a couple that have who have train together, even played video games together. A couple you know had a friendship. And I know that a lot of people say "how the hell they are gonna be the one & only of each other if they dont even stand each other" and yeah I thought the same thing, but the way Showalter let you in, on the lust and desire part they have tried to ignored is just amazing. 

Both of this characters are full of pride, and they HATE to lose. But for them to be together they understood they had to work together and not against each other. And that was just beautiful. Seeing how Strider finally cared for someone else beside himself was just breath taking. For real I want a Strider for myself, in my home.   

The true is for the first time this was a story of a Lord of The Underworld, but it wasn't really about him. Showalter shows us how the egoist of Strider doesn't get to be the main character in his own book, and that was awesome. And how at the end the Lords just got what they were looking for without looking for it, it was something that just fucking surprise me. But I will stop hear, or I will give spoilers. 



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