Monday, 10 March 2014

Book Review: The Devil You Know by Jenna Black(Morgan Kingsley #2)

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people - like Morgan Kingsley - go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. 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, her identity, may have been a lie.

With a family secret exploding around her and a full-scale demon war igniting, Morgan is a key player in an unsettled world. Then a rouge sociopathic demon enters her life with a bang. His name is The Hunter. And since she is the prey, Morgan only has one choice: to hunt The Hunter down -- no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers along the way...

Morgan is relieved when Andy recovers from his coma and he agrees to move in with her for protection in case Raphael comes back for him. But she has other worries when a demon comes for her to find out where Lugh is, putting everyone she knows in danger, and questions about her own past are going to be relevant to the situation she is facing.

Things are getting tougher for Morgan. While she has rediscovered her relationship with her demon free brother, quizzing her parents about her past and the rape of her mother leads to a real estrangement. Who was her real father and was he a demon? What happened to her as a child in that hospital run by the demon fanatics? Lugh seems to think that this is important and as a reader, I want to know as well! The plot is intriguing, exciting and ever changing and you can't wait to see what is going to happen next.

The demon hunting them is a pretty scary dude as well, and not knowing which body he is in puts everyone in danger. But really Morgan, your dad punched you and then disappears from your life with your mother, and then suddenly arrives at your door to 'talk' and you haven't considered that he might just be the dreaded demon who is chasing you? Oh come on you stupid muppet! Then she gets mad at Brian for doing what needs to be done and helping Adam kill host and demon? Honey, your dad was dead the moment the demon took him. It had to be done. At least Brian and Adam have the brains and nerve to do what has to be done to keep you alive and you as usual whine like the ungrateful bitch that you are. Very classy. Honestly Morgan is getting worse in her attitude and I'm getting tired of her.

Random irritations-we are still getting this stupid sex thing every time she talks to Lugh in her sleep, when they should be working on a plan. Lugh, get a bloody grip and stop leaving it all down to Adam to save the day. This guy is supposed to be a powerful and important demon and instead of trying to solve his problems and take down his enemies, he just wants to get Morgan horny all the time. So the only intelligent person trying to come up with a plan is Adam and everyone hates him for it. There's gratitude for you huh. And Morgan, stop having a go at Adam every ten seconds. Even when he wants a truce, you just have to be a bitch again. You really get on my nerves with this crap! Grow up already!

This was another good plot and I was so upset at the end when poor Andy gets taken over by Raphael again. It was pretty gut wrenching and I did not want this to happen. I'd love to know what happens next but sadly, my issues with Morgan and the dream perving crap have totally put me off continuing this series. I just can't bring myself to put up with that for another three books, which is a real pity. Her attitude stinks and it ruins what had been a good urban fantasy series.
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