Review: The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter


Title: The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13)
Author: Gena Showalter
Date: June 13th 2017
Pages: 432
Publisher: Harlequin HQN

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter is the 13th books in the Lords of the Underworld Series. She is one of my most favorite authors and I was pretty excited to read her new book.

The protagonist is Cameo, the only Lady among the Lords of the Underworld, warriors who had stolen and opened Pandora’s box, releasing all the demons inside. And, as a punishment, each one of them had to carry a demon within himself.

Cameo is the keeper of Mysery and can’t feel happy. She wants to find true happiness, but the only man who can help her is Lazarus.

Lazarus is the son of Typhon and Echidna, king of the Realm of Grimm and Fanatica, and Cameo might be the woman who will kill him.

I loved this story. The characters were witty and you could feel the chemistry between the two protagonists. Whenever Cameo feels something that might lead to happiness, there’s her demon that prevents her from truly feeling happy. And when she does feel happy, she forgets everything.

Memories offered a form of protection; they told you whom to trust and whom to revile, saved you from repeated mistakes, and created a clear path for your future.

I think that her curse is one of the worst of the Lords of the Underworld. And after meeting Lazarus she has exactly lost her memory and wants to find out why she was happy with him.

They both changed idea about their decisions every five minutes, but this made them more human.

Uber and Ever are so hilarious and I’m pretty curious about Viola. Maybe another book on the horizon?

Somehow, he’d become her anchor in the storms of life. He’d become the sun, always chasing her darkness away. He’d filled an empty vessel with hope. He’d fought for her when she couldn’t-wouldn’t- fight for herself.

The writing style is really good and detailed, however, sometimes I felt bored and I would skip a whole paragraph. Don’t worry, nothing to be worried about. I hope the next book will be about Gilliam!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.


I recommend it to Nalini Singh’s fans and to those who previously liked Gena Showalter’s books.

About the author

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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