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Gena Showalter

Autor(a) de The Darkest Night

183+ Works 37,498 Membros 1,358 Críticas 102 Favorited

About the Author

Gena Showalter writes in the genres of contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and young adult fiction. She is the author of the Alien Huntress series, Tales of an Extraordinary Girl series, Atlantis series, Lords of the Underworld series, and Everlife series. Her other books include The Stone mostrar mais Prince, The Pleasure Slave, and The Darkest Seduction. Her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Gena Showalter

The Darkest Night (2008) 2,156 exemplares
Alice in Zombieland (2012) 1,538 exemplares
The Darkest Kiss (2008) 1,518 exemplares
The Darkest Pleasure (2008) 1,387 exemplares
The Darkest Whisper (2009) 1,115 exemplares
Heart of the Dragon (2005) 1,040 exemplares
The Darkest Passion (2010) 995 exemplares
Deep Kiss of Winter (2009) — Autor — 966 exemplares
The Darkest Lie (2010) 911 exemplares
Intertwined (2009) 884 exemplares
Playing With Fire (2006) 860 exemplares
Firstlife (2017) 848 exemplares
The Nymph King (2007) 809 exemplares
Awaken Me Darkly (2005) 783 exemplares
The Darkest Secret (2011) 764 exemplares
Through the Zombie Glass (2013) 744 exemplares
Jewel of Atlantis (2006) 725 exemplares
The Vampire's Bride (2009) 702 exemplares
The Darkest Surrender (2011) 667 exemplares
Wicked Nights (2012) 665 exemplares
The Darkest Seduction (2012) 644 exemplares
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (2014) 539 exemplares
Savor Me Slowly (2009) 476 exemplares
The Darkest Craving (2013) 468 exemplares
Seduce the Darkness (2009) 457 exemplares
Enslave Me Sweetly (2006) 451 exemplares
The Darkest Touch (2014) 439 exemplares
Last Kiss Goodnight (2012) 434 exemplares
Beauty Awakened (2013) 428 exemplares
Twice as Hot (2010) 416 exemplares
The Pleasure Slave (2005) 413 exemplares
Ecstasy in Darkness (2010) 410 exemplares
Unraveled (2010) 405 exemplares
The Stone Prince (2004) 385 exemplares
Catch a Mate (2007) 382 exemplares
The Darkest Fire (2008) 372 exemplares
A Mad Zombie Party (2015) — Autor — 370 exemplares
The Darkest Torment (2016) 350 exemplares
Lifeblood (2017) 343 exemplares
Oh My Goth! (2006) 342 exemplares
Burning Dawn (2014) 340 exemplares
Dark Taste of Rapture (2011) 336 exemplares
Animal Instincts (2006) 334 exemplares
Lord of the Vampires (2011) 328 exemplares
The Evil Queen (2019) 324 exemplares
The Darkest Prison (2009) 275 exemplares
The Darkest Promise (2017) 271 exemplares
Black and Blue (2013) 270 exemplares
Mysteria Lane (Anthology 4-in-1) (2008) — Autor — 254 exemplares
The Darkest Warrior (2018) 245 exemplares
Twisted (2011) 239 exemplares
On the Hunt (2011) 210 exemplares
Everlife (2018) 206 exemplares
The Darkest King (2020) 200 exemplares
Shadow and Ice (2018) 200 exemplares
Red Handed (2007) 195 exemplares
The Amazon's Curse (2009) 193 exemplares
The Warlord (2021) 182 exemplares
The Closer You Come (2015) 178 exemplares
Blacklisted (2007) 167 exemplares
Friends First (2015) 163 exemplares
The Harder You Fall (2015) 157 exemplares
The Glass Queen (2020) 152 exemplares
Heartless (2021) 150 exemplares
Can't Hardly Breathe (2017) 116 exemplares
Frost and Flame (2019) 112 exemplares
The One You Want (2015) 105 exemplares
Can't Let Go (2017) 102 exemplares
The Immortal (2022) 97 exemplares
The Darkest Captive (2018) 95 exemplares
Mysteria Nights (2011) — Autor — 82 exemplares
All for You [Anthology 4-in-1] (2014) 79 exemplares
The Darkest Assassin (2019) 70 exemplares
Ruthless (2022) 69 exemplares
The Darkest Angel (2013) 67 exemplares
Magic at Midnight (2013) 45 exemplares
Dating the Undead (2011) 38 exemplares
Ever Night (2015) 36 exemplares
Can't Get Enough (2017) 36 exemplares
The Darkest Destiny (2021) 35 exemplares
The Phantom (2023) 34 exemplares
Temptation in Shadows (2014) 31 exemplares
Tempt Me Eternally (2014) 26 exemplares
Kat in Zombieland (2017) 25 exemplares
Dark Swan (2017) 20 exemplares
Untitled (Intertwined, #4) (2018) 19 exemplares
Cole ... meet Ali 12 exemplares
The Darkest Journal (2020) 11 exemplares
The Wrath (2024) 11 exemplares
Sexy Summer Reads (6-in-1) (2008) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Darkness Eternal (2020) 7 exemplares
Haunted (2018) 6 exemplares
Sweet & Sexy: A Romance Sampler (2015) 3 exemplares
John's Book 2 exemplares
Pasiones oscuras (2010) 1 exemplar
Palabras oscuras (2010) 1 exemplar
Befriad (Paranormal Romance) (2012) 1 exemplar
All Write Already 1 exemplar
Harlequin Comics Best Selection, Vol. 006 [FREE] (2014) — Original Text — 1 exemplar
Mentiras oscuras (2010) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mysteria (Anthology 4-in-1) (2006) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
The Bodyguard (2010) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred (20-in-1) (2005) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Blood Red Kiss (Anthology 3-in-1) (2016) 119 exemplares
Not That Innocent (2009) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred 2: Fangs Again (25-in-1) (2006) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Darkest Night 1 (2013) — Original Text — 9 exemplares
The Darkest Kiss 1 (2013) — Original Text — 7 exemplares
The Darkest Kiss 2 (2013) — Original Text — 5 exemplares
The Darkest Pleasure 1 (2014) — Original Text — 3 exemplares
The Darkest Night 2 (2013) — Original Text — 3 exemplares
The Darkest Pleasure 2 (2014) — Original Text — 2 exemplares
The Darkest Whisper 1 (2014) — Original Text — 2 exemplares
The Darkest Whisper 2 (2014) — Original Text — 2 exemplares
Lords of the Underworld: Bundle 1 — Original Text — 2 exemplares
The Darkest Prison — Original Text — 1 exemplar
The Darkest Passion (2014) — Original Text, algumas edições1 exemplar
The Darkest Pleasure — Original Text — 1 exemplar

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I felt totally hypnotized. The two last book I've read were awesome, and this one exceeded my expectations. Now I think I'm afraid to start the reading the next book, because after three brilliant books I might just feel disappointed.

I read some reviews about this book where people totally disagree with what I will say.
First, this is not a book to compare with Alice in Wonderland. There's nothing, besides maybe a rabbit-shaped cloud, that resembles in the two stories. So, if you expected, like I did, that this is a different view on Alice in Wonderland, forget it.
What I look for in a book when I read it is not which things make sense and which doesn't...specially when it comes to fiction and fantasy books. When I read, as well as when I watch a movie, I don't rationalize things, not like this. I may think about them for a few moments, but that's it. It's a fantasy book... What I look for is a story that can blow me away, making it hard to close the book and stop reading it. A story that makes me want to read more and know more, and in the end makes me want the a sequel in that same minute. And I try to look at the writing of the author, hoping it makes the story even better. In my review I'll try to show you why I liked this book so much.

Okay, fans of zombie books may be disappointed with the zombies in this one. They are not the gore-zombies we are used to see, I agree about that. But while reading I forgot about that.
I forgot about the "two-girls-who-like-the-same-boy-hate-each-other" thing, which is annoying and I kind of started having doubts about the book when I first read about it... but this "girly issue" is not important, specially because we almost don't read about that, it's just a tinny detail in two or three paragraphs in the whole story. The book tells us more than this.

This is the story of Alice (aka Ali) Bell. She's an ordinary girl...or so it seems.
The book starts with an adrenaline rush, and I kept feeling that adrenaline rush while reading the rest of the book with some of the scenes.
After tragedy takes over her life, she moves to a different school and she has to start over. But from that day one, Ali's life will not be the same, whether she wants it or not, whether she runs way or she fights. And plus she has to live with an huge pain in her heart, which will make things harder for her. We read a lot about Ali's monologues, but I didn't feel bored. I think it was a good way of developing the character, letting the read know about the way she felt.
She meets Kat, who will turn to be a very special friend (the best!), before school starts, and when they run into each other at the first day of school, Kat is more than happy. Kat is quite a cheerful character, and she makes me smile, as she does to Alice. Kat immediately starts telling Alice what she needs to know about the other teenagers. Alice soon meets the "bad boys gang" of the school. Among them, is Cole. Strange things start to happen, she doesn't know what she's supposed to think or to be afraid of.
I like Alice, she is stubborn and when she's talking to Cole I found myself smiling quite a few times, since he is really stubborn and bossy himself. And even if she is described as someone that looks like a doll (or a "princess", as someone call her in the book), she it wild and determined.
Okay, Cole kind of annoyed me sometimes with his bossy away of treating people, but Alice decides not to let him boss her around, and it turns to be really funny to read their dialog sometimes. And the way Cole protects Alice...well, I guess we can forgive him and forget about his bossy attitude. It wouldn't be the same if he wasn't bossy, with Alice proving she can handle him.
But remember when I said Alice is an ordinary girl? Well, forger that... Cole and his group will find out she's not ordinary, and she does things they can't imagine.
The fighting scenes were wonderfully described, full of adrenaline and energy.
At the same time she has to think about training and fighting zombies, Alice has to take care of her family and starts being worried about Kat.
Many things happen, things we do not expect, people may not be who they seem to be.
The book kept me reading like crazy until the very last page. Now I want more of it.

About the writing, I read some reviews that say something completely different from what I will say, but I'll try to, again, explain my opinion.
I loved the way Gena Showalter writes. She knows how to make people keep reading. The pauses, the end of each chapter... It's easy to read and yet she managed to write everything in a way that I had to keep reading. This book is funny, somehow exciting in the fight scenes, and it exceed my expectations, even if it's not another version of Alice in Wonderland.
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Membros
37,498
Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
1,358
ISBN
1,017
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