Book Review

THE DEVIL'S DUE
by Jenna Black

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Lines are crossed and ethics are getting quite blurry in Black's terrific demon-based series. Viewing events through Morgan's eyes keeps her emotional turmoil and grave misgivings front and center. All of these characters are deeply flawed but intensely intriguing. Black and urban fantasy are a match made in heaven -- so to speak!

Demon exorcist Morgan Kingsley is still coming to grips with the necessity of hiding Lugh, the demon king, within her. Trust is a huge issue for Morgan, but if they're going to restore Lugh to his throne, Morgan must learn to let Lugh take control during waking hours.

When a mother begs Morgan for help with her son, who has become a demon host, Morgan realizes she has stumbled into something much bigger than an illegal demon possession. Meanwhile, Lugh makes a decision -- if he's going to win his fight against the usurper Dougal, he'll need to set up a court on the mortal plane, which may require unpleasant sacrifices. (DELL, Dec., 317 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: DELL

Published: December 2008

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Frustrated with Morgan

Submitted by Oliva Love on June 25, 2010 - 3:14am.

The story was fine and it moved along well enough. It's just, nothing really exciting happened. There were a few story developments such as new special host bodies and Lugh has picked some people to be in his "inner circle". That was about it. One sex scene that was decent. Eh. It wasn't a bad book, it was just okay. I wasn't going to continue reading this series until I read the good reviews. I should have stuck with my first instinct and waited to see if it showed up at the library.

I hate Morgan. I can honestly say I read this series because of everyone else in the book. I think I might even like the bad guys more than her. She fails to see the good in anyone. She is racist beyond reason when it comes to demons. She starts verbal fights constantly, just for something to do? Has she ever had a conversation with anyone that wasn't hostile at some point? Does she have any good qualities at all? She even treats her saint of a boyfriend just as bad as her enemies. What is that all about?

Adam is hot, dangerous, sassy and sexy! I love everything about him. I love Dom too. This was the best part of the book for me. Both of these characters seem to be growing over the series so why can't Morgan? I wish there was more of these two and less of Morgan, unless of course, it is the three of them together... and she shuts up.

Lugh. Where was the endless flirting? Not in this book. His character was kind of dull this time around. I think I even like Rafael more than Morgan.