Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter


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, and a future with her could 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 by Gena Showalter
5 out of 5

Be warned:  None of this is in Gideon-speak.  You are going to get the cold, honest truth about the keeper of Lies & the keeper of Nightmares... And You are going to love this book!

So Gideon is scared of spiders... But what is hilarious is his little girl attiude and reaction to them.  It is interesting though how he has a fear of spiders but doesn't know why, yet Scarlet has been around them because of Tartarus and isn't scared of them... Could there be a connection?

The whole story of Steel is heartbreaking... And I am with Scarlet and Gideon for wanting revenge.  I kinda want revenge too!

I'm glad that we finally get an explanation on the age-reversal that Cronus and Rhea are going through.  Amazing what happens when a curse is reversed.  

Mnemosyne (NeeMah will be used the rest of this review... I'm sure you understand why...) is a real piece of work.  Ugh!  She got what she deserved, though she really deserved far worse.  Though, I still have a feeling that she had more secrets to reveal... Unfortunately, I don't think we would get any answers from her.

Wow!  What a twist in who's memory was screwed with!  Though, I have a feeling it was really both, and more, but still!  Talk about heartbreaking... But I think a lot of what Gideon and Scarlet learned & the new memories they created helped to balance out all the memory loss that had happened.  

Gideon-speak is fun until you have to double back a couple of times to figure out what he is really saying (because they don't always translate for you)... 

Wasn't a big fan of Strider's portions of the book.  Which is so sad.  I was so hoping for a bit more of a spark of happy or humor from him like we had had in the previous books.

I felt horrible for poor Amun.  I just really wanted his life to get better, but when you walk into Hell willingly, it really isn't going to get better.  

OMGoodness... The infamous Hadiee who has become Haidee.  It will be interesting to see where this will go for her. 

So we always knew that William had a lot of secrets, but in this book we learn exactly what some of those secrets are.  Through the  hints, about what they are, I know that he has a lot more depth and potential than a lot of the other characters that we've met so far... Though I would love for him to get with Gilly.  It might be nice for the bad boy to actually end up (and stay) with the good girl. 

Oh, and can I say that discovering the genders of Nightmares & Lies was just hilarious.  But Gideon's actual reaction was funnier.  

So, the big last fight scene was really cool.... Was definitely entertaining reading about Cronus with a bowl of popcorn.  I mean, I know it is a chick fight, but really?  Popcorn?

Overall, this was an awesome book, actually, it was really one of my favorites from this series.  I highly recommend this book & series!

Happy Reading!


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