I would recommend this book as well as any other book of the series because it is my favorite series in the genre. Robert Jordan spun a tale that encompassed so many plotlines I needed to keep a spreadsheet to remember them all.
There are too many to name. This series had a character base of strong and loveable major and minor characters.
They did them all well, they are two good narrators that went very well with the series.
I wouldn't want this book or any of the books in the series to be in a film because a film would not be able to capture the story and all the nuances of the characters. Too much would be lost in the translation and it would do a disservice to the series.
Well, what can I say this book has exceeded my expectations? Throughout its many pages I have experienced many emotions including joy, anger, angst, anticipation and sorrow. It has brought together all of the books of the series and culminated into the end of a journey which I have enjoyed partaking in for the last 23 years. I have felt joy at the loss of some who I was glad to see go, sorrow over those who I was saddened to lose and bewildered over those whose absence was inconspicuously missing. I have cried, laughed and cursed Jordan’s and Sanderson’s name throughout this book. But thankfully by the time I read the last word, I was happy I started this journey. I am sorry to see it go but what else can I say but WELL DONE TEAM JORDAN, THANK YOU FOR THE RIDE!!
EDIT: I would like to add something to this. I do not understand why there are some who are giving low ratings on the book based on the fact the ebook will not be released for 3 months. While I do not understand how that should impact the review of the book, I also do not understand how soon readers, those who started reading this series in the very beginning, are forgetting the 9 month to a year delay between the release of the hardback and the paperback volumes of the book. A 3 month delay is nothing to whine over. And yes I will be one who will be purchasing the ebook as a pre-order as soon as it is available.
I would put it somewhere in the middle.
Well my reaction to this book is ambivalent at the moment. Let me first start off with my disgruntlement of a book touted as being the conclusion of a trilogy and then once again it is anything but. I am really becoming frustrated with authors who tout series to be concluded in a specific book then once the reader has purchased and read the book, you find out that it is not the ending after all. I do not mind series continuing on, there are many I do not want to end, but it would be nice to know this beforehand, it would actually change the reader's expectations.
With that aside, let me get into my feelings regarding the story. While I enjoyed it, it was not what I was expecting. I am still not sure what I was expecting but this one took me out into left field. Don't get me wrong it was written very well, though there was a little too much going around the issues Cris and Sara was facing, and it was darker than I thought but it was still a good story. The things I did not care for were the way they "&*^& around their issues instead of facing them. So much more could have been accomplished if they did that.
One more thing, though this does not just relate to this book and this author. I know I am new to reading the BDSM genre, but it is very frustrating and annoying that the characters who are living and practicing this lifestyle are always so dark and broken. Where are all the strong, stable people who are living and practicing this lifestyle? I find that insulting and stereotypical. So far I have only read two authors who actually have characters who are not so broken and have found this lifestyle through pain, betrayal or degradation.
Other than all that, I enjoyed the book but I am not sure yet if I will continue with the series. It will all depend on how far the author is planning on taking this series. This is more about me than the author, I was expecting closure and a little Happily Ever After, and that is not what I got, not even close, thus my disappointment.
Of course, I love the series and the author.
When Sahara and Kaleb discussed that fateful night, I won't mention it in detail to prevent any spoilers.
Both, and throw n some surprise, anger and outrage to the mix.
With all the mentions of Kaleb in the previous books, I knew Ms. Singh was going to write a phenomenal story for Kaleb. I was not disappointed, this story was so intense and Sahara and Kaleb are truly two sides of the same beautiful coin. Another well done job, and I cannot wait until the story continues in 2014.
Absolutely! OMG, this was a long awaited sequel and it was well worth the wait. After all the drama in Reflected in You my angst was at an all time high. I spent the majority of the book on pins and needles so afraid that Eva and Gideon were heading for some very, very dark times. I like the way this installment played out and I am once again anxiously waiting for the next installment. Following Eva and Gideon's journey is a treasure to immerse myself into. These two have me feeling so many emotions. Crossfire, I just love me some Gideon!!!!
There are just too many, and I do not want to name any to avoid spoiling it for those who have not had a chance to read it, but if you have read any of the other Crossfire books, you must read Entwined with You.
Yes but only in this series with this author and she does a beautiful job in the narration as well as all the inflections of all the characters.
Yes, there were several, I am not ashamed to say I teared up several times in this book.
Yes, this series was very good, made me laugh, cry and sigh.
Sebastien and Melanie. I loved Melanie's assertiveness, you usually do not read that in the heroines, but she was a refreshing character. As for Bastien, almost every one loves the bad boy, and an underdog to boot, what's not to love.
Yes, it made me laugh many times and close to tearing up a time or two.
I would give it a 4 out of 5, I enjoyed the narrator, she handled the different voices well.
I liked the growth between Gideon and Eva.
I could have but no it was not possible for me to listen in one sitting.
I found this book as a recommendation that I would enjoy it if I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey. Since Fifty is one of my favorite trilogies I decided to give it a try. Needless to say the first quarter of the book I did not enjoy as much because I was comparing it to Fifty Shades, which this book is NOT. I finally had to put FSoG out of my mind in order to give this book its full due. Once I did that I really enjoyed the book. The story between Gideon and Eva was enjoyable to read and I look forward to the next installment in order to continue their story. While I think this book is a 5-star book and well worth the read, it is no Fifty Shades. There was chemistry between Gideon and Eva but nothing compared to Christian and Ana. The only thing I enjoyed about this book over FSoG is that this one was written in a much better writing style. But with that being said I enjoyed the story of Christian and Ana over that of Gideon and Eva. This book was done a disservice by being compared to Fifty Shades, as such it falls short. Promoted on its own merits this book would do much better.
A great start to a new series, it was good to read about a softer/loveable side of Zacharel. I look forward to reading Koldo's story. Though I will say I still like the LoU series better so far, and yes I enjoyed the reappearance of some of the Lords. I was disappointed though that Max Bellmore was listed as the narrator when in fact he was not the narrator.
The Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
Max Bellmore was not the narrator though he should have been, this should be corrected.
First let me start off by saying I truly enjoyed this book, the author took me on a journey through Ana and Christian's love story which I found profoundly moving. After reading the reviews for the controversial topic of BDSM, I thought I would find it distasteful and offensive, but the sexual relationship between Ana and Christian was handled both tastefully and it gave this reader an insight into a world that I have no prior experience in. I've enjoyed this story so thoroughly that I purchased the second and third book prior to reaching the halfway point in this one. I look forward to reading the continuing story of Ana and Christian and as I am a true romantic I am hoping for a happy ending for them both, I sure hope so because I am still reeling from the ending in Fifty Shades of Grey. This is truly a story for lovers of romance who can handle it with an open mind.
Oh this series is getting better and better, Darker was even better than Grey, that must mean that Freed is going to be off the chart fantastic!!!
A beautiful ending to a beautiful series. I picked it up and could not put it down. And now it is over, I feel like I need to read it again to catch all that I might have missed.
I decided that I wanted to also experience this series as the audiobook. At first I did not care for the narrator, she made Ana seem much younger than her 21 years, but after a while she grew on me. This series is even more enjoyable and intense in the audio format. I see myself reliving this series again and again in the future. For those who have gotten caught up in the hype and have not tried it, you are missing a truly beautiful journey of love between two loveable people.
Both Christian and Ana were my favorites, Christian a little more so than Ana. But they both had characteristics that I found loveable and enjoyable.
I didn't particularly care for her at first, her voice made Ana sound younger than she was supposed to be, but it eventually grew on me.
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