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Review and Giveaway: Evernight (Darkest London #5) by Kristen Callihan

Review and Giveaway: Evernight (Darkest London #5) by Kristen Callihan

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Review and Giveaway: Evernight (Darkest London #5) by Kristen CallihanEvernight by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #5
Published by: Forever Romance on 8/26/2014
Genres: Adult Historical, PNR, Romance, Steampunk
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: ARC From Publisher, NetGalley

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Once the night comes . . .

Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.

Love must cast aside the shadows . . .

Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.








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Evernight brought a new spin to the series by blending a broken man with a cold fish. Ha, loved it. Ms. Callahan stays true to her world, blending steampunk elements with the historic streets of London. This is a world I have grown rather fond of and cannot wait to see what comes next.

Characters held a steady arc, but I must say we have caught glimpses of them before, which in itself is a common theme in the series. Holly and Thorne made an interesting couple. Their romance, while slow, hits with a bang, but this is too is a style of Ms. Callahan that I’ve come to love.

Her world weaves supernaturals together, but this is our first intimate look into the sanguine demon. Even then, Will isn’t what you expect. On the other hand, we have Holly, an elemental, but to the London underworld, she isn’t truly supernatural. Ha, believe me when I say she shows “them” a thing or two about how wrong they are about her kind.

The language and banter were fluid. Not once did I thoroughly hate either character, but in fact understood and connected with their wants and desires. When those changed, so did my heart. When the page turning intensity built, my nerves frayed. Few authors have the ability to enthrall me; Kristin Callahan’s Darkest London series does just that. It isn’t your run of mill PNR or steampunk. A blend of genres blurring lines against historical (which it is indeed accurate right down to the language and descriptions), fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, action, and I truly could list a multitude of genres, but at the heart of it all is a believable, strong romance that sticks with the heart long after the pages come to a close.


Darkest London is a series I recommend to anyone who loves any of the aforementioned genres, but it is not for those who cannot take the heated passion of true love.


My Rating

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About Kristen Callihan


USA Today bestselling author Kristen Callihan is a writer because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book, Firelight, received RT Book Reviews’ Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.