The Darkest Torment
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission ...more
What to say?
Pretty much wanted to hurl this to the wall.
This used to be such an amazing series. The LOTU series was my very first PR series, it introduced me to everything fearsome, edgey, sexy, badass, naughty, hilarious Immortal warriors. So these ...more
DNF @ 75%
I'm standing on the bus, trying to read this book on my way to work but it will just not happen.
I don't know what's going on with Gena. I don't knlw if she's tried of writing these books or if she's given up on this series but the last 3 books have been a nightmare. A very boring nightmare.
I'm not saying this because I didn't care about Baden, no. I'm saying this because the plot has been stretched out to the extreme and it doesn't make sense anymore. What are those books addin ...more
Okay so I'm gonna do a small review here. I don't want to waste too much time on a book that took up enough of my time already. The Darkest Torment was an okay read at best. I didn't care for Baden. Didn't find him sexy. Felt no pull to him. He was just there. Katarina was crap. A human dog trainer. Wow so impressive..... Okay....... Don't get me wrong I love LOVE LOVE animals. I crochet blankets, beds, cat, and dog toys for our local animal shelter every year. Go up there a ...more
I was so looking forward to Lazarus or William or Galen story, which ever works, I'm more than o.k., but Baden???? SERIOUSLY????
One year, one book . . . and a whole lot of:
I need comfort for my another-£ucking-year-waiting:
1 star, big disappointment!
** 3-3.5 STARS **
“You may be able to survive the world without me, but I can't survive the world without you. We can't. You keep us calm. You are our home.”
Firstly, uhm...I hate the cover. This is NOT how I've pictured Baden in my mind...AT ALL!!! Myyyyyyy Baden is this guy right freakin' here!
Secondly, this book was so...uhm...average. Baden was just meh, and Katarina was one of my least favourite heroines ever in this amazing series. The storyline started out okay, and went dow ...more
"You may be able to survive the world without me, but I can't survive the world without you. We can't. You keep us calm. You are our home."And, don't fret, our favorite non-couple—Gillian and Willy a ...more
Butterfly: on his chest
His curse: Well, he was dead for most books of the series. He was dead and without a demon even before the Lords started getting mating one by one. When he came back from the dead, he had no demon, i.e. we really do not know much about his suffering. We only learned that he really wanted to die before he died. Distrust also caused his hair to catch fire.
Katarina Joelle or Rina: Harmless human until (view spoi ...more
RATING: 3-3.5 "Glamour girl & Beast" Hearts!! :)
The Darkest Torment is admittedly not the best LotU addition, yet it is no less enjoyable. Baden is the highlight of this book. He is all alpha, gruff and I love every scene of his. We also get to see previous Lords and their respective mates make an appearance, and they are their usual hilarious selves. The family bond is superbly developed.
The reservations with this come from the plot, which felt stagnant. I felt as if there was no directionalit ...more
To be honest, I just wasn't crazy about reading this book and it really has nothing to do with Baden and Katarina. It's just the series has gotten to be sooo long and the character's books that we really want to read just keep getting pushed back. Understandable but still.
It wasn't until my GR's friend, Lynsey, told me about all the crazy stuff going on with William and Gilly that I HAD to read it to see what in the hell was going on!
And as shocking as that all was and with every i ...more
Baden kidnaps Katarina in the bid to win his freedom from the god of the underworld.
This book just did not do it for me. I struggled to finish it.
The storyline was all over the place.
Katarina is so uninteresting and Baden....well, he and she did not endear themselves to me.
Even meeting up with characters from the previ ...more
SPOILERS AHEAD, BE WARNED!
In my opinion, this book was not very good. The only highlights worth mentioning are scenes with Fox and Taliyah. The so-called twist with Gillian was uninteresting and desperate. William was shallow and full of masochism throughout the entire book. Pukinn and Pandora were mysterious and that made them semi-interesting. "Story of Baden & Katarina" was an old, boring and recycled storyline with the lamest antagonist ever - Aleksander. I did not like this bo ...more
Katarina: I liked the girl well enough until around the 74% mark and then she pissed me off. There were many moments throughout the story in which she showed immaturity but this one time took the fcking cake! Now, her introduction to the story was inte ...more
I think the stories are being repetitive and they're offering nothing new to me. Is Gena becoming more lazy with every book she writes? I'm not feeling the appeal anymore. I used to love these demons and their mates and stories. Now they seem too boring. Paris's story was the last that I liked. From Kane to ...more
The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter
Book Twelve of the Lords of the Underworld series
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, ...more
“The more evil you do, the more evil you are.”
Once again Gena Showalter has proven why I love her books and this series!! When I found out the next LOTU book was going to be Baden’s book, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement as all I’ve been wishing for is Cameo and Lazarus’ book. But once I started reading this book, I could totally see why Baden’s story just had to be told.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
Baden was such a damaged hero, who couldn’t stand the touch of others, a...more
I didn't care much for this romance, its characters and plot.
I was only interested in William’s and Gillie's story. Very interested and exited about them actually, like always. I really can’t wait for their book, I hope it lives to the hype, because this one was a disappointment. ...more
Lords of the Underworld, book 12. Paranormal romance. Best read as part of the series.
Baden formerly the Demon of Distrust.
Katarina, the alpha of the Hellhounds
I used to feel their torment. Now I hear the brutality, the pain, and betrayals. Age? Audio? Or are these books getting more graphic, bloodier and often degrading? Maybe both. I am no longer enamored by this series but I’ve already bought the next one.
I alternated between a hardback and an audio ve ...more
This was so disappointing, and to say I’m unhappy with the direction GS took with Gillian’s character would be an understatement. I just want William's book, but I'm not sure if I can continue on with the series anymore to get it, especially considering the frustrating tailspin this took for fans like me who want (view spoiler)[William and Gillian to end up together. And things sure aren’t looking good on that front. (hide spoiler)] ...more
HERE COMES A BIT OF A RANT!
Overall, Gena seems to have ...more
I know many people are probably screaming and wondering why the latest installment to the Lords of the Underworld happens to focus on Baden. I happen to be in the few minority of people who was excited that it was Baden and I knew I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Darkest Torment.
Gena Showalter once again proves to loyal PNR fans on why we need to read her books. Ms. Showalter not only gave readers a story to get lost in but she ...more
Gena Showalter shows exactly why she is one of the premier authors of Paranormal Romance with THE DARKEST TORMENT. This is book twelve in the Lords of the Underworld series and this book might also come as a surprise to readers when they learn that this is actually Baden's book.
Baden is a character that we don't know too much about. I know plenty of readers were hoping that this would be Cameo's or even William's book but Showalter takes a different route with the series in this one. T ...more
-The word of the day is familiar. From characters to plot, from crazy heroines to tortured heroes, everything in this book is familiar. It was easy to read, but that’s because I felt as if I’d read it before. I took my time reading this because I’d seen mixed reviews on it, and now I know why.
-The main characters, Baden and Katarina, don’t necessarily click as a couple. Individually, both are drawn with the broadest of strokes and neither really stood out from the pack of heroes and heroines I’ ...more
Nope. I'm not even kidding. Even if you love this series, no, especially if you ever so much as liked this series, skip this book. It was awful. It was terrible. It was a trainwreck. Baden was boring. His story was boring. His life is boring. His six-pack is boring. But together with that dog-brained wanker Katarina? This book was plain torture. I had to skim most of it because my eyeballs nearly exploded in protest against some of the exchanges.
It's true, the series has been trai ...more