ARC Review: The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Captive

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 4 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Lords of the Underworld #14.5

“I found THE DARKEST CAPTIVE an entertaining read and a nice addition to the series. ”
~ Under the Covers

I should probably start this review by coming clean about one thing.  The heroine in this book, Legion, was introduced early on in this series and I immediately disliked her.  Yes, that probably has something to do with the role she plays in Aeron’s book and I just never really got over it.  I know Ms. Showalter has tried to show us a different side of her since then, but I’m just not going to move her to the BFF column any time soon.  That being said, you can imagine I wasn’t all that excited about seeing her get an HEA.  And let’s not forget that the hero is a once traitor Demon possessed warrior we may have some back issues with as well.  So keep that in mind when I talk about this book because it’s entirely possible that tainted some of my enjoyment.

OK so I actually found Galen kind of adorable.  He’s so fascinated and blindly in love with Legion it was sweet to see in a way.  He truly will do anything and sacrifice everything for her and that made this story romantic in a …. bloodthirsty way? LOL  You know it’s not going to be all roses and lovey dovey stuff in a Showalter book, right?

While he was my favorite thing, and yes the plot as well, I still didn’t warm up to Legion.  At this point, I don’t think that will ever happen.  I’m just bitter when it comes to her and I think that affected how I saw her in this novella as well.  I got to disinterest so I think that’s a step up from hate. 🙂

The storyline was good and kept me engaged and there are certainly some things that I can’t wait to see developed more in the series.  Overall, I found THE DARKEST CAPTIVE an entertaining read and a nice addition to the series.  But I am glad it was only a novella and not a full length book.


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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.


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Sophia Rose

LOL, I don’t blame you. I’m curious enough to read any LotU books, but I’m not equally excited about each pairing.


Thanks for the review.

Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca