Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Review: Darkness Devours by Keri Arthur

Darkness Devours
Author: Keri Arthur
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Publisher: Signet Select
Dark Angels Book #3
ISBN:   0451237110
ISBN13: 9780451237118
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones can enter the realm between life and death, and she can see the Reapers who collect the souls of the dead. Now, she is using her gifts—and the investigative know-how of a man who broke her heart—to find a cabal searching for the power to control time, reality, and fate. And this is besides her work for the Vampire Council, half of whom want her dead.

But for now the Council needs her alive. Someone is killing blood-whore addicted vampires, and Risa must find the guilty party. If she succeeds, she may finally convince the council to lift the execution order on her life. But before she succeeds, she must first survive…

I had not picked up the first two books in the Dark Angel series until I received DARKNESS DEVOURED but loved reading them back to back. I loved Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson Guardian series so I had no doubt that I would enjoy this one. In the Riley series Risa is just a little girl so it was neat to see her all grown up and I also loved that Riley is a part of this series as well even if she is in the background. 

The book takes place in the same world as Riley's series so I have no complaints on that front and I love being back there. The progress of the storyline and the growth of the characters progresses nicely with each book. There is plenty of action and scenes filled with situations that feel like it would be impossible to escape from. Romance/relationship thoughts....Risa and Azriel... SO frustrating and filled with sexual tension towards each other but wow they make a good team, can't wait to see them in book 4. Risa and Lucian... I can NOT stand Lucian, yeah they have good sex together but he is so involved in her problems I just KNOW it and cant wait until he is revealed for the scum he is. I really enjoyed how Risa acted towards Lucian is DARKNESS DEVOURED and hope it keeps up. 

Final thought? I'm so glad I decided to read the series. If you have not read the first two books I'm sure you could jump in and not be lost but why would you want to? Go back and read, you wont be disappointed. Bring on DARKNESS HUNTS.

I gave it 4/5 stars