Underworld (Underworld #1)
Based on the screenplay by Danny McBride.
DEADLY RIVALS FOR CENTURIES, DESTINY WILL BRING THEM TOGETHER.
Vampires and werewolves. Sworn enemies for over nine hundred years, they have fought a secret war in the darkest shadows of the mortal world, pitting undead strength and cunning against feral rage and savagery. Now, in the hip Gothic streets of modern-day Budapest, the...more
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The plot captivates you from the first page. Taking two of horrors most legendary creatures and pitting them against each other, Underworld grabs an old ...more
This book is just like the movie. Everything from what they said to what they did. I was interested in this book because I saw the movie Underworld Awakening, thought it be fantastic to read all the books. I love the Book. I couldn't believe how much chemistry there was between Selene and Michael. The characters felt so real and they didn't feel forced upon each other. The author did a great job on each character given pieces of hi ...more
The first movie is fascinating with its casts and the body bending and twists but the book is a stand-alone book that could stand on its own.
In the movie, Selene was a silent huntress who preys lycan for centuries. She was in an elite group of vampires called Death Dealers who stalks Lycans to near extinction. She was a woman with fewer word ...more
this one felt a bit like cheating since its a novelization of a film, but #YOLO. as a result i wasn't expecting much from the writing and i got what i paid for with that one - still, it was better than i was expecting, and it was fun to get some detailed filled in where the movie left it open. i wasn't a huge fan of the way michael and selene felt a draw to each other for literally no reason but the action and, as i said, the added detail made up for it. ...more
It stayed very true to the movie. Only one thing really bothered me.
I did not in any way imagine Michael to be how he was. In the movies, he was quiet and guarded and thoughtful. In this book, he was always referencing movies and thinking like a teenager. He annoyed me, sad because he is my favourite character in the movie. Only for this reason, I gave the book 4 stars instead o ...more
But Underworld just gripped me. The movie was really good and Selene is such a great character that you completely get engrossed. For me the movies weren't enough which is why I started reading the books.
The books don't have a specific person's pov it rather narrates from all the characters' perspective. This book contains some serious heavy vocabulary. But it isn't misplaced. ...more
Por lo demás una experiencia fantástica. Me siento una "friki" de Underworld tras leerlo puesto que en esta novelización hay más detalles y escenas que en la película no aparecen (quizás en una versión extendida...).
Volví a ver la peli y la verdad es que noté la falta de todas esas escenas, dejándome la sensa ...more
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. I figured it would be exactly like the movie, and it was, but so much more too. The characters really flourished in the book, revealing personalities and nuances that I missed while watching the movie. I was surprised at how much of a expanded role Ericka played, but it was important none the less. Also reading from Lucian, Raze, Michael, Kraven, Kahn, Singe, Soren and of course Selene's point ...more
DEADLY RIVALS FOR CENTURIES,DESTINY WILL BRING THEM TOGETHER.Vampires and werewolves. Sworn enemies for over nine hundred years, they have fought a secret war in the darkest shadows of the mortal world, pitting undead strength and cunning against feral rage and savagery. Now, in the hip Gothic streets of modern-day Budapest, the ancient conflict takes an unexpected new twist. Selene is a Death Dealer, a vampire warrior dedicated to the destruction of the hated lycans. Michael is a werewolf, an i...more
I thoroughly enjoyed as I have been a fan of the Underworld films since I was taken to see it with my father in 2003. A ...more
I have seen all the movies and I love them. The first was amazing, the secound was epic,the third was nah...(No Selene and Michael) and the fourth was more epic.
Really love this movie series and I can't wait for Underworld 5...!
The writer offered much more insight to the characters and their thoughts, as novelizations should. I really enjoy the chemistry between Michael and Selene, so the fact that the attraction and the developm ...more
The novel is an extremely good read, a novelization of the movie by the same name. The book is better than the movie, in that it gives the reader a much more in-depth feel of the char ...more
I read it since I watch "underworld:awakening" and wondered about the other 3.
I must say, this is a must read if you like the movie, there is a lot more explaination about what is going on and what each character is thinking and feel while in the movie they are just doing things wordlessly. it makes it so much better.
I haven't read much vampire or female lead novel lately, since i couldn't find one that draw me in. I wish there is more badass vampire lead novel around, character like selene. I ...more
By about halfway through, I was definitely getting there and ended up with 4 stars.
I liked the descriptive language and use of adjectives, I liked the settings, and the heroine didn't annoy me... Well fancy that!