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.
Other than Paris' story, Torin's has been the one I have anticipated the most. My mind was very skeptical how Gena S was going to pull this off while being believable and enjoyable. Without a shadow of a doubt, she hit this one out of the park, hands down. Keely is the only one who has come close to knocking Ashlynn off of her top spot as my fave. Normally it annoys me when so much of the book is dedicated to others in prep for their stories to come, but I liked it this time around. And I am hoping when we get Cameo's story, that Lazarus will be her other half, I liked the two of them together.
Though I will say I was a little sad because it feels like the series is coming to an end. On one hand I do want it to but on the other I am hoping we get some of the other Lords stories, the ones we have met along the way who were not a part of the original 13.
Other than the ending I loved this story. LRJ did a superb job telling Mark and Crystal's story without deviating from the character's personalities in the previous books.
I did not care for the ending however. It seemed rushed, inconsistent, incomplete and anti-climatic. It would have been nice if the book was a little longer so that the ending could be told with more detail. I do not like it when authors write a lot of buildup and then end a storyline in a sentence or two. The handling of Ava and company was very disappointing.
No, I enjoy them both. I love jumping between the audio and print versions.
The closest is the Breathless series by Maya Banks and of course Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.
I love it when the separate genders are handled by the two separate narrators, it is more authentic and enjoyable. Especially for narrators who engage the listener in the story.
Yes there were several, and I will not go into great detail of them in order to avoid any spoiler alerts.
Well let me start off by saying I loved it. This was a long time wait and highly anticipated, and as is the norm I devoured it in one day. With that said.....
At first I was disappointed that there were still so many lingering issues with Eva, it was my understanding that the end of the series were going to concentrate on working through Gideon's issues. Though I am happy that the lingering issues was cleaned up nicely and quickly. Gideon's issues..... wow, there were so many but I must say the handling of Gid and his issues are progressing nicely and realistically.
And let me just say I am LOVING the new format of jumping between Eva and Gideon's POV, it is so refreshing to get the male's POV. And in such a way that the male does not come off too effeminate, which I have read more and more recently. It is very nice to get inside Gid's head.
Finally, when I finished my recent re-read of Bared, Reflected and Entwined I was officially joined in the "Cary is a douche" club, and sadly after this book I still am. Yeah he came off a little better, but no I am not feeling him and his narcissistic ways at all.
With all that said, this was WELL WORTH THE WAIT and I look forward to the conclusion of Eva and Gideon's story in One with You. Though I will not lie and say I really want it to end. Watching these two grow together has been a journey that I have loved.
Most definitely, this story is one I have enjoyed from beginning to end.
I liked how Julia and Gabriel worked through some insurmountable problems, and found their way through them. Though there were a few stumbles that they both could have avoided, they grew closer because of them.
Yes there were many moments that made me laugh and of course a few tears, I would expect no less.
A beautiful ending to a great trilogy, and I loved how the secondary character's story was addressed. Even though I would have wished for a different ending for a few of them, but overall a great job. It could have used a little less of all that Dante info, but hey that is just me.
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.
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.
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.
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