Monday 15 March 2010

Review: The Devil You Know - Jenna Black

Some people worship them.  Some people fear them.  And some people like Morgan Kingsley are trained to fight them.  An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless.  She's also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: everything she once believed about her past and her identity, may have been a lie... And when the one man who's ever loved her is dragged into the storm, Morgan can't afford to wait for the next terrifying surprise.  A rogue, sociopathic demon has entered her life with a bang.  His name is the Hunter, And since she is the prey, Morgan has only one choice: to bring the Hunter down - no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers on the way ...

Morgan Kingsley Series:
The Devil Inside
The Devil You Know
The Devil's Due
Speak of the Devil
The Devil's Playground

For more information visit Jenna Black's website

This is the second book in the Morgan Kingsley series so there may be spoilers for the first book included in this review.  If you are new to the series then I recommend you check out my review for book one The Devil Inside rather than reading any further.

Morgan is still trying to get used to the fact that she is now unwillingly hosting the King of Demons Lugh.  Luckily Lugh isn't able to take over complete control of her - he is only able to influence her body when she is asleep and he can only communicate with her through her dreams.  Considering her job as an exorcist is to remove illegal demons she isn't very happy with this development but hasn't been able to work out a way to get rid of him.  If anyone discovers her predicament she is at risk of being burned alive.

Lugh's brother wants him dead so he can take over the demon kingdom and has sent a sociopathic demon called the Hunter after him.  Unfortunately they know that Lugh was being hosted by Morgan so they know where to go looking.  They have no way of knowing which body the Hunter is in - he has already taken several human hosts and as he can move to any human he touches the easiest way for him to get to her is through someone she knows.  With her friends and family at risk Morgan is forced to turn to demon Adam and his lover Dominic for help.  She also needs to find out more about the truth of her birth and events that happened during her childhood.

I enjoyed the first book in the series but was a little put off by some of the S&M scenes that were included.  I'm pleased to be able to say that this wasn't a problem with book 2 & I enjoyed it more because of that.  There was less action in this book but there was still plenty of mystery and I enjoyed the developing relationship between Morgan and Lugh.  Some of the twists were completely unexpected and I'm interested to find out how things will continue from here so I'll definitely be checking out The Devil's Due.

Source: Library

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  1. These sounds good enough, Even with the s&m. Ehh I am adding this.

  2. I didn't read this review, as I haven't read the first one, but oooh! It sounds really good! I don't think I've read your review of the first book, so I'm going to go read that now! :)

  3. I really want to read this series. I was sent Speak of the Devil to review, but I don't like to read a series out of order. Think I need to buy book 1, I'm feeling left out :) Thanks for the review!

  4. This is not my usual kind of book, but your review has made me want to read it!

    Love your blog BTW, would love for you to come and have a look at mine!

  5. @ Cleverly Inked - I hope you enjoy them :o) Let me know what you think of the series

    @ Jo - I do like this series & it's different from anything else I've read which is good :o)

    @ Book Chick City - I can only comment on the first 2 books but I have to say I think it could be confusing if you read them out of order. You'd probably miss quite a lot if you started with book 4 LOL :o)

    @ Deborah - thanks for your lovely comment :o) I'm off to check out your blog now!

  6. Oh - great review, Sarah. Though it's not really my type of books. It does for some reason reminds me of the Argeanue Vampire Series though. Have you read those? :)

  7. I've not read that series Dwayne would you recommend it? Which author is it by? I'll have to search on Amazon & see what I can find - I love those vamps LOL

  8. Oooh I just looked at the Argeanue Vampires on amazon & they look good - added to my wishlist thanks Dwayne LOL :o)



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