Friday, January 19, 2018

Early Review: Devil Take Me by Karilyn Bentley

Devil Take Me
Release Date: January 22, 2018
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

A demon attack…

Reeling from a personal tragedy and abandoned by all she loves, the world's newest demon huntress, Gin Crawford, sinks into a deep despair.
She’s forced back to reality by news of a large number of people committing suicide, all on the same night. Suspecting demon involvement, Gin must work with her sexy but estranged mentor Aidan Smythe to track who, or what, is behind the deaths.

Leads to a new discovery…

As they come closer to finding the culprit, they realize their employer, the Agency, is hiding its own secret, one which threatens Gin's very existence. New discoveries reveal that even those dedicated to eradicating evil can be bought. Can Gin and Smythe forgive each other and work together or will they fall under the demon's thrall?

There is a lot I want to say about DEVIL TAKE ME, but I'm afraid I might spoil something for you so I will try to keep this short and to the point. 

Book three, DEMON CURSED left me pretty upset at some people, but still excited to see what would happen next. Gin is in a really bad place at the start of DEVIL TAKE ME and I was glad to see that her brother T, was there pretty quickly to start picking her up.

I enjoyed both T and Eloise in DEVIL TAKE ME. They are taking a bigger role in the overall storyline and I like all that was revealed about them. I also like the idea of a relationship between them and look forward to seeing how things might progress with them and where they end up.

Zagan continues to be a huge mystery to me. We do learn a little more about him in DEVIL TAKE ME, but I think at this point I might need a little more info to chew on to keep me interested in this part of the storyline. I'm all for little tid bits, but the tid bits are a little too little for me at this point.

I didn't feel like Aidan really made his temper tantrum from the last book up to Gin and I'm having a hard time liking him again. I mean, he left her when she needed him and put her in danger. He is supposed to be her protector, and he let her down. I just need more groveling I think. I understand he has issues, but he didn't seem as sorry as I wanted him to be. In fact, I got the vibe that he didn't really think he did anything wrong. He's still on my shit list.

DEVIL TAKE ME wasn't my favorite installment of the series, but it was still a good addition. 

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.