Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks

Posted May 3, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
The Darkest Hour
by Maya Banks

4 Stars


Released: September 7, 2010
Series: KGI #1
Published by Berkley
Pages: 290

I really wanted to give this book a better rating because I loved the story of the KGI in itself and the world Ms. Banks has created so much. However, I didn’t feel connected to the main characters and their relationship. I kept wanting to read more about all the other characters, who I love by the way, than the main characters. Not that the story was not well written and kept me on my toes and had a lot of ups and downs, I just didn’t care much what happened to them.

Ethan was sweet for the most part (now), but how could he have thought something so crazy before she died, how could she just be ok with such accusations. It felt a bit like the beginning of the Elite Ops series (Lora Leigh), so if you liked that series you’d enjoy this one, but also with a feel for the family vibe in the Nauti series (Lora Leigh).

I wouldn’t classify this book as an erotica read though, they only have sex twice (can’t remember now) and it is a touchy subject due to her condition, and that aspect I found was well written.

Onto my speculations for this series:  Sam, Garrett and Donovan… I can’t wait for their books! Nathan I’m hoping will end up with Rusty, so I’ll give them some time for her to grow up, yeah I know there’s an age difference but I can see sparks flying. I think Donovan will end up with PJ.

I also like Rio and Steele even though they’re not part of the family, they’re still part of the team. And Sean I wouldn’t mind seeing more of his character developed.

Frank and Marlene are so sweet and just nice, and they’re all a very tight family.

The action in this book was great! Military suspense at its best and I’m looking forward to reading book 2, which I’m starting right away.

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About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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