Kalau dipikir - pikir, heran kenapa banyak yang suka Twilight. Padahal bukunya yang setebal bantal itu, jauh lebih membosankan dari...more2, 5 bintang aja :D
Kalau dipikir - pikir, heran kenapa banyak yang suka Twilight. Padahal bukunya yang setebal bantal itu, jauh lebih membosankan dari buku - buku sejenis macam Harry Potter dan Eragon. Walaaah, bahkan The Hunger Games sama Bartimaeus Trilogy aja yang lebih tipis, malah lebih kaya dan padat ceritanya.
Kalo dibilang romance itu genre menye-menye, gw ga setuju. Menurutku Bella adalah The Most Menye - Menye Characters. Pemujaan buta Bella sama Edward benernya juga mencerminkan remaja ababil masa kini yang begitu buta dalam memuja idola mereka. Dan Edward yang sempurna? Weleh, kalo dipikir sekali lagi sempurna dari mana yah? :/ Kalau sempurna itu berarti manjat jendela dan menyelinap ke kamar gadis yang (katanya) kau cintai,ya itu bukan sempurna. Serem euy!! Sebanding sama adegan yang di Paranormal Activity!! *ngakaks*
Terlanjut kasih rating 3, yah sudahlah :D
Dan semoga para fans Twilight yang begitu memuja - muja serial ini sekarang, tidak meringis dan bertanya "kenapa dulu aku begitu suka Twilight ya?" hihihihihih! (less)
Oooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " Offici...moreOooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " Officially Addicted to Lords of The Underworld" group, lol)
Maddox is Keeper of Violence. One of many demons that has released from Pandora Box long years ago. He with his 5 other friends (Lucien, Reyes, Aeron, Paris & Torin), live in Fortress at Budapest, Hungaria. Live in peace, although he must struggle with his demon and his curse. Until he meet with this mortal, Ashlyn Darrow
Ashlyn Darrow is special, she has ability to hear people conversation in the past. But she dont like her abilities, and go to Budapest with hope she can avoid it. And then she meet Maddox, and become attrached to him . Maddox think she is a Bait (women that lure the Lords and give them to Hunter, their eternal foe), but he cant help his feeling to Ashlyn too.
Unfortunately, the enemy come closer, and then Maddox and his friends reunited again with their friend from Greece (Sabin,Gideon, Strider, Amun, Kane & Cameo), that have part for thousand years ago and the war between Hunter and Lords begin. Its worse that Maddox still have to face his curse, and Ashlyn has a way to remove his curse, but she must pay it with high price..
This is the first book i read from Gena Showalter. More better than The Darkest Fire, the prequel in this series. Like how Gena paired Maddox with Ashlyn. Maddox is full of violence then he has gentle side,he treat Ashlyn well. Ashlyn is look weak for the start, but she become though afterward.
The good side that i like from this series is Gena can make 12 lords that have a unique demon and personalities, cant wait for she to tell their story ^^. The mythology is fresh too, we know that Pandora has open the Pandora Box but in LOTU, Gena make Pandora is guarding the box, and the Lords opened it. Really2 interesting ^^. Really like about the last part in Darkest Night (and i tell you i cry about it). What is this part that i've say? Just read it, lol... (less)
I give this book definitely 5++ stars ^^ Its hard to not give spoiler, but I'll make a try This is the story :
Aeron, once an immortal guard of Zeus, the...moreI give this book definitely 5++ stars ^^ Its hard to not give spoiler, but I'll make a try This is the story :
Aeron, once an immortal guard of Zeus, the King of The Greeks God, that someday envy make him help his brethren to open Pandora Box, and released many dangerous demons to the world. He cursed by one of the demon, become host of Wrath. Everyday he forced to punish the wrongdoers, until he meet his baby daughter, Legion, the demon minion, that calm Wrath. But, a few days later, he feel the presence behind him, that watch him, make his Legion run away. Curious about that, he try to search it and then meet his downfall..
Olivia, the angel, a joy-bringer then make a warrior and signed by One True Deity to kill Aeron. But she cant help her amusement to Aeron, cant do her job, and because of that she choose to Fallen, fall straight to hell, her wings stripped and she become weak as human had. Its all to meet Aeron, to know the feeling to have fun and love someone...
But,Aeron despised her first, and then torn between Olivia and Legion, cause Legion cant stand near Angel. It become worse, that there appear a new entity, a news that there are great powers that help Hunter to againts The Lords, Legion's act that frustated Aeron, The Dark Prince confrontation, threat from Olivia's mentor Lysander and for the worse, Aeron's feeling to Olivia. He cant resist her, as that when he realized his love to Olivia, Aeron knows that he will lose everything he had...
Again, Miss Gena Showalter not dissapoint me ^^ This book is GREAT!! I dont hesitate to give 5 stars >.< (and + 5 too, so 10 stars, but GR just have 5 stars ^^) The story more intriguing than the last, the plot thicken. The story development open the chance that Lords of The Underworld is the worth to read series. There are some development for some characters and appearance of new characters that make we guessing what will happen next, and maybe will make us frustated too, to wait their story.^^ Some people said that the ending like just cut in, not tell the story of others, just tell Olivia-Aeron after they unite again . But I don't think so, cause its a good ending ^^. Its make we want to read the next book to know what happen next :) Things that make me irritated and laughing at the same time is when read Aeron-Olivia love scene. I just want to say TMI. To Much Interruption, lol. Miss Gena is tortured them (and us) a lot :D Like how, again, Miss Gena can pairing her hero and heroine well.
And dont forget to read the next installment in this series, The Darkest Lie, coming out in the end of June. Tell the story of Gideon, Keeper of Lies with his mate Scarlet, Keeper of Nightmares (they first meet in The Darkest Passion) that claimed once she is his wife.
Once again, Gena Showalter not make me disappointed (2 thumbs up) I've read the 3 short stories ((The Darkest Fire, The Darkest Prison sama Amazon's Curse) in e-book version, so i skip it and read just the guide inside
And... Its soooo great and very funny. My favorite part is "At Home With Lords of The Underworld" Where William (Anya's BFF), interviewing The Lords. I like his interview with Lucien and Gideon (laugh so hard until my stomach hurt ^^)
And then my other favorite is At Round Table Women in LOTU speaks. Its great and i like interview between Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter. There are The Darkest Passion sneak peek. Make me cant wait to read
Overall : Great Book for Gena Showalter's fans especially Lords of The Underworld ^^(less)
Just give this book 5 stars. I don't know why this book not "touch" me like The Darkest Passion. But its still...moreFavorite Quote :"My Demon is a Girl??"
Just give this book 5 stars. I don't know why this book not "touch" me like The Darkest Passion. But its still have a great story
So, Gideon is Keeper of Lies. One day, there is a woman, her name is Scarlet, told him that she is his wife. But Gideon never remember when they are married and why they are now life separated. He can't detect any lie in Scarlet too.
Scarlet is the Keeper of Nightmare, she can unleashed the nightmare in everyone dream. She feel betrayed by Gideon, because he is not remember their marriage. So, Gideon try to remember and digging his memories. But the result is not like he and Scarlet expected...
There are many surprises in this book, not so many as in The Darkest Passion, but still intriguing and need an explanation. There are Greek Gods and Goddesses appearance too, that make the story interesting :)
This book is divided to 3 part, Gideon story, that tell his story with Scarlet to retrieve his memory of their marriage. Amun story, that tell he help Aeron (with help from the Sulky William) to free Legion from Lucifer. And Strider story, his journey to The Temple of Unspoken One and then meet the woman hunter that a long time ago had killed his old friend.
Actually I'm more enjoy Gideon's than Amun or Strider. First I got a hard time to understand his way of talk (with so many lies). But as long as the story goes, we can understand what he talking about.
Ecstasy in Darkness is book #5 in Alien Huntress series. A series that I admit (with shame) don't have much love for me like I treat Lords of The Unde...moreEcstasy in Darkness is book #5 in Alien Huntress series. A series that I admit (with shame) don't have much love for me like I treat Lords of The Underworld. I think last time I read Devyn Targon's book Seduce the Darkness, is... what? Maybe 2 or 3 years ago. So my first thought when read this is I have so much to catch up. Glad I still remember one or two things Like the recurring characters such as Mia Snow (who is cold. Like her name, pun intended), Dallas Guiterrez, Hector Dean, also Devyn and his mate that once is supposed to be McKell's mate, Bride McKells. And even the writing style and the story is so different from LOTU, I still recognized Gena's style. A writing style that make her as one of my author autobuy list and goddess. Not that I'm exaggerated.
The story actually is pretty simple. Just about Ava Sans one of AIR trainee have assigment to catch Victor McKell, famous as McKell only. Since his blood assumed can heal the disease caused by an alien, a queen of Schon. Schon is AIR arc enemy now , by the way and the disease is make people become cannibal. Now I'm stuck with "Plant vs Zombie" game song in my head. Ava and McKell soon attracted to each other, and turn that Ava is McKell's mate. But of course they resist each other yet want to rip each other clothes too. McKell can bind time in his own will so beside his blood, his unique ability can help AIR to defeat Schon's Queen. Can they defeat that b*tch and save the world? Well, not simplea anyway. Its complicated.
Okay, that's a glimpse of the story. What I love from Ecstasy in Darkness is the characters. Ava Sans and McKell. Ava first, she's strong even she have her own fear of abandonment. She also lucky to have her own BFF, Noelle Tremaine. Their friendship is one that make me jealous since they always call each other bad names, yet they not afraid to hurt others feeling. That's what a true friend meaning. To do anything without fearing you will hurt your friend , and if you do you know you will always forgiven. I'm so want to like it, even just to one people.I want someday call that people my "best friend forever".
Now into McKell. He's your typical alpha hero, a kind of "I'm Tarzan You Jane", also have tendency for "See Me. I'm beating my chest and hear me roar!!" Yes, he do roaring, growling and snapping, a lot. But he's kinda cute. Like his confusion toward his action to Ava. His endearment to Ava. He who defend her when she think she's unworthy and trash. And he who grin and feel so much pride when Ava defend him back. Their bantering is so much fun to read and enjoy, also sexy. We will get Gena's humor sense from them, but we also see how Ava and McKell love each other. The sex scene is still scorching hot, yes Gena will never disappoint you for that one. One reason why I love her books *wink*. The sexual tension that oozes from Ava and McKell is top off the chart. Very steamy, indeed.
I don't give this 5 stars like I used to rated Gena's book. Its good, have action, witty and humorous dialogue. Its just not like her LOTU books, its just something missing, and I don't know what. One reason more why 4 stars is I found so many typos! I don't know if its coincidence of my copy or since its 1st edition so there's no correction. If you love Gena Showalter's books, you will also like this. Satisfied guaranteed (do I look like a publisher try to promote any books? I hope not ;) ) (less)
Don't bother to ask me why I give such a low rating for this. Because I'm still mourning.
Yeah, you hear me right, I never hate LOTU. I love LOTU with...moreDon't bother to ask me why I give such a low rating for this. Because I'm still mourning.
Yeah, you hear me right, I never hate LOTU. I love LOTU with all my heart. Even I translated one of the book of this series, The Darkest Pleasure. And that's like a gift for me. But this book make me cry, in a bad way.
I despise Strider. I hate that his personality change so much. He seems funny and entertaining in the beginning. I love the scene at The Darkest Kiss, when he shoot Lucien at bed, after Lucien bondaged by Anya. He seems so kind to Gwen at The Darkest Whisper. But, after Amun's book at The Darkest Secret, he make me pissed of! His attitude toward Amun and, especially Haidee, his arrogancy, his... everything, make me want to throw something hard and heavy to him (not me of course). I have a bad feeling when I start reading this. Hope I will like it, or love it. Even I hate what Strider become to.
My hope is crushed down.
Not just I don't like Strider, I hate Kaia even more! I don't like harpies, except Gwen. Ever! I think Gena want make harpies like what Kresley Cole do to Valkyries at IAD series. But I'm sad to said this, she failed. The harpies just annoying and bothersome creatures that make me want to bitch-slap them. And don't get me started with Kaia's "I'm not worthy for Strider" attitude. Make me want to scream and pulled my hair.
I don't like what Gena do to Strider at here. He just become Kaia's sidekick. I don't find their bantering scene sexy. Both seems childish, and again their conversation annoyed me, a lot. I don't care Kaia had slept with Paris, cause I know its just friend to friend. But I found myself skipping Kaia and Strider's sex scenes. Just because, both are annoying as hell.
I think when Gena successfully make Haidee as Amun's mate and make me enjoy their story, she failed with Strider and Kaia. Heck, I don't want Kaia have her own story. Why she just can be forever a secondary character? I'll be happy then. Maybe if Strider's heroine is someone else, with better personalities, maybe I will love this one.
So many maybe *sigh*
I give this 2 stars, because I like the story. I like William's revenge part. I like the idea of Harpy Games, but then I dislike the harpies (still). I'm intrigued with what Gena have for Kane. I can't wait to know more about Paris, and lucky his book is the next.
I think I'm sound harsh, but The Darkest Surrender is the baddest book in LOTU series. Not the best, never for me. I know I'm such a minority here, because seems like almost all my GR friends give it high rating. Make me sad because I can't enjoy this book like others do.
===================================================================== Strider's story... with Kaia. What? O__O!! I know its old news, but I'm still shocked about this. The cover is the hottest, surpassed Reyes's and Lucien's which are my favorite.
Just hope, when Paul Marron will featured at LOTU cover. I really hope someday he does.. *g*(less)
How can you not love Sebastian Wroth?? Wroth brothers are my favorite except Murdoch of course. Love Sebastian. Big, bad, vampire, insane, but gentle a...moreHow can you not love Sebastian Wroth?? Wroth brothers are my favorite except Murdoch of course. Love Sebastian. Big, bad, vampire, insane, but gentle and so caring to Kaderin :)(less)