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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

When I received my long-awaited copy of Lothaire in the mail, I was ecstatic. Kresley Cole is definitely one of my favorite books and I might not have been super keen to read a book about Lothaire, I do love all of her books. I have many conflicting emotions now that I've finished this book. I actually put this book down a few times in the past week out of frustration and as of last night when I still had about 100 pages to go, this book was a firm 3 star rating. But now that I've finished the book it has definitely gone up to a solid 4 stars. In those last 100 pages I was finally able to understand Lothaire and I even began to like him a bit.

Lothaire is a jackass! There I said it. I just figured I'd get that out there. I actually spent most of the book really not liking him at all. For me what saved this book was Elizabeth. She saved this book for me. I loved her and she has quickly become one of my favorite heroines from Kresley Cole. She is spunky, loyal, smart, funny, caring and she stands up for herself. She doesn't back down when it comes to Lothaire and I loved that. I feel that she really was the perfect match for Lothaire. He needed someone to bring him down a notch and make him realize that he doesn't know everything and he isn't always right. I love that even though Lothaire thought she was so wrong for him, she was just so right. 

I seriously wanted to slap Lothaire quite a few times. But I have to give credit to Kresley, Lothaire stayed true to who he was and the type of person we have all come to know from the previous books. I think that if he would have had a complete transformation and redemption it wouldn't have been believable. The way everything went down worked so well and made me a fan. Lothaire still might not be my favorite hero in this series but there are a few moments in the book that his actions tug at my heart strings. Though it was also hard to read some scenes with him and Elizabeth together. He really doesn't know how to treat others correctly and I know it's because he was never shown warmth and love but it was still hard to see him treat Elizabeth as if she's a pet. 

I could try to summarize this book, but I really don't want to. What stands out the most to me is Lothaire. I might not have enjoyed him so much, but I did enjoy being a viewer of his 'world'. I liked being able to see what he is like in his element and what he cares about. In previous books he was such an enigma to me. I didn't really know what his plans were or what he was after or even who he really was. I get him now and I look forward to seeing more of him in future books. 



  1. nice review, i will try to read this book ;)

  2. @Eli-Thanks. It's definitely worth checking out. The Immortals After Dark series is definitely one of my all time favorites.

  3. It made my stomach hurt the whole time I was reading it.

  4. I had the same feelings about Lothaire that you did and I couldn't give this book 5 stars because of it. I couldn't get past how he treated her throughout most of the book. Did I expect him to be this way in the beginning? Yes, that's who he is. But I just wish he would have softened up just a little bit earlier. I was having a hard time understanding how she could fall in love with him. I did however like her character and that she stands up for herself. I also liked the parts with Nix and Thad. This is still one of my favorite series and I do look forward to the next book :-)

  5. @Shelley-I completely agree. It was so hard to get past all of that.

    @Amber-I remember thinking throughout the book that she was experiencing Stockholm Syndrome. I too wish he would have soften up earlier in the book.

  6. Great review Danielle, I also loved the book. Amazing how Kresley Cole made me fall for him after all. He is just bad.

  7. I have been seeing this book everywhere. Everyone is reviewing it and talking about. I can't wait to read it simply out of curiousity. Everyone says horrible stuff about Lothaire and that he's such a bad person yet they love the book lol. Great review, Lothaire is on my TBR as of now :)

  8. Just finished the book...via eReader. I liked it then hated it, put it down and picked it back up to finally finish it. Lotharie will never be a bleeding hearts and chocolates more like rip your heart out, snape your neck and drink from your cortoid like a drinking fountains.
    A definite buy but don't expect a flowery storymore like a down and dirty match with the school bully....