Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Review: The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (June 29, 2010)

Amazon Description:

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding—or bedding—her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love…


The Darkest Lie is the newest book in the Lords of the Underworld series and is Gideon's story. First I must say I absolutely love the cover. Even though it does not resemble Gideon (who is described as having blue hair and lots of piercings), it FEELS like Gideon. I think it is actually my favorite cover out of all the books. Also, Lucien's story has been my favorite for a long time but Gideon's story is so awesome that he has now taken Lucien's place. Reading The Darkest Lie is interesting because Gideon can speak nothing but lies or he will experience excruciating pain because he is the Keeper of Lies. So you sort of have to decipher his meaning throughout the book. Scarlet (Keeper of Nightmares) is a prisoner in the Lord's dungeon and she is claiming to be Gideon's wife from before the Pandora's box debacle, except he has no memory of this. So the question is, did some god/goddess mess with his memories? While Gideon and Scarlet deal with their problems, Aeron leads a rescue mission in hell and Strider scores one for the team by nabbing an enemy. This series just gets better and better. Gena Showalter really knows how to deliver the goods. Only problem now is that I am going to go crazy waiting for the next book in the series which happens to be Amun's story.




Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Wow this looks really good!

Do these books need to be read in order?

Debbie's World of Books said...

I cannot wait to read this! I love this series.

Tara-I would read them in order because you get the background of some of the characters that aren't the main characters and this makes a differnce at least for me on how I view them when those characters get their own story.

vvb32 reads said...

i haven't tried a showalter book yet. but she sure is putting out some interesting stuff in adult and ya.

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Thanks Debbie!

Beverly said...

This sounds awesome! I have been wanting to read her for awhile!