Monday, 10 March 2014

Book Review: The Devil Inside by Jenna Black(Morgan Kingsley #1)

Morgan Kingsley, is an exorcist who precariously walks that fine line between heaven and hell. She lives in a world in which demons co-exist with humans. But now the unthinkable has happened: Morgan's got a demon of her very own sharing - possibly overtaking - her body.

Morgan is an exorcist with a real hatred for demons ever since her brother chose to become a human host, and her family disapprove of her for not doing the same. Instead she exorcises the illegal demons who take a host against their will. When Morgan discovers that she is hosting a demon that cannot control her and can only communicate with her when she is sleeping, bad guys suddenly seem to want her dead. Now she has to trust a demon hosting cop to help her.

This is one screwed up family! Her family think it is a wonderful thing to host a Higher Power, even though it renders the host a mere passenger in their own body while the demon takes over. Morgan's horror at hosting without her knowledge and consent is understandable.

The only thing is that Morgan can be hard to like at times. She is obsessed with her hatred for Adam and when she shops him to the police for killing Val, you really want to give her a slap. Val betrayed you, you stupid cow and Adam is trying to keep you alive, yet it is HIM you are angry with? The bitch deserved to die and I wouldn't have lost any sleep over it! She has an obvious dislike of anything or anyone who is homosexual which means she is constantly having a go at Adam and Dominic and I personally hated Morgan when she kept on with it.

The other thing that bugged me in the book was the way that every time she communicates with Lugh, it has to go into this stupid sexual thing. If they can only communicate when she is sleeping, surely they should use the time to plan strategy and decide what they are going to do next? Instead Lugh insists on parading half naked in her dream and touching her to turn her on and we get another full description of how hot she is getting. It bores me! Get on with the damn story! This dream perving goes on and on and they never seem to get anywhere with their plans because of this stupidity.

Good things-I love the character of Dominic. He's the type of guy you'd want as your best friend especially with his cooking skills. I liked the plot idea and the book was always moving along at a decent speed. The scene where he loses his demon was very sad and I got annoyed at the way Morgan kept trying to hurt and upset him. The plot was fast moving except for the dream perving I mentioned and it was a well written story. The characters were developed nicely with the exception of when Morgan was being childish. The author delivers when she introduces emotional trauma to the characters and you really do feel for their situations.

Now the warning about explicit material. The sex scenes and graphic content didn't bother me to be honest but be advised that there is gay sex, bondage and domination, masturbation, violence and frequent sex scenes so if any of this bothers you, I'd advise you to read with caution or avoid it. If you have an issue with homosexual activity, you want to skip this completely. Not recommended for a younger audience.
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