Thursday, January 8, 2015
Review: The Darkest Craving
The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book finally gives Kane a chance to be more than a punchline. He's always been the joker, smirking in the background, but here is where we learn everything there is to learn about Kane.
Being trapped in hell has forever changed Kane. He's rescued by the most unlikely rescuer, a fae girl who has the ability to "borrow" powers from anyone she touches. Kane foolishly agrees to grant her request in exchange for his freedom, only to find himself reluctant to follow through. The two play a game of cat and mouse that only makes the fae girl (Josephina) that much more likable in my book. Josephina has lived her life accepting the punishments her sister, the princess has accumulated. Being the daughter of her father's indiscretion, she's shunned, beaten, and jailed most regularly. That all changes when Kane sets his eyes on her.
I love the idea that for the fae, the Lords of the Underworld are like a soap opera. It was fun to watch them swoon all over the keeper of disaster while he is destroying their palaces. This couple might have had a lot of obstacles, but the end result was worth the drama. I can guess that the next book will follow Torin as he recovers from his latest mistake.
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