Lords of the Underworld Series Review


I recently devoured Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, so I’m here with an overall review and recap!

I’m terrible at blogging, and I’m sorry. But here’s my entire 12 book review of Lords of The Underworld!

Lords of the Underworld – Gena Showalter

The Darkest Night is book 1 and introduces us to the Lords you’ll get to know in the following books.

Books in series: 12 (soon to be 13!)

Publisher:  Harlequin

Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Series Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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Books in Series:

  1. The Darkest Night
  2. The Darkest Kiss
  3. The Darkest Pleasure
  4. The Darkest Whisper
  5. The Darkest Passion
  6. The Darkest Lie
  7. The Darkest Surrender
  8. The Darkest Secret
  9. The Darkest Seduction
  10. The Darkest Touch
  11. The Darkest Craving
  12. The Darkest Torment
  13. The Darkest Promise (Releasing June 13, 2017)


I had finished ACOWAR and knew I was going to need a serious hangover book.  I usually go for romance as a good bounce back book. I picked up The Darkest Night, having heard good things about the series and liking Gena Showalter from meeting her at a book con last year. I am so glad I picked it up, y’all!

I’ve not read many paranormal romances, despite my all consuming love for romance. I’ve picked up a few over the last year or so but I haven’t gotten around to reading them.  Lords of the Underworld got me hooked on them though! I was so glad that I had 12 books to look forward to.

The Darkest Night wasn’t one of my favorites, but it was enough that I definitely wanted to keep going with the series.  I also love seeing more Maddox and Ashlyn in the other books.   My favorite books are The Darkest Kiss, The Darkest Pleasure, The Darkest Whisper, The Darkest Surrender. Well, to be honest I really love all of the books.  Lucien, Reyes, Sabin, and Strider are just my favorites.

I really loved Showalter’s characters and their dynamics.  I love that each character has a very distinctive voice, that they don’t start to sound all alike despite their closeness. The Lords and their Ladies are a cast of eccentric, hilarious characters. Even the bad guys are hilarious.

I was very impressed with the series, and how despite the length of it, I never found myself bored or burnt out reading it.  I didn’t want to skip ahead on any parts.  Showalter does a great job of keeping previous (and future) characters in the story and storyline while keeping the MCs the focus. You still get the couple from book one in book 12.

If you enjoy paranormal romance I would 100% recommend this series. I absolutely cannot wait for June 13 – I neeeeeeeed The Darkest Promise (Cameo + Lazarus? COUNT ME IN!)

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