Book Review: The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle

November 20, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Romance
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About the Book:

  • The Devil’s RepriseThe Devil's Reprise

  • by Karine Halle
  • Series: Devil’s #2
  • Genres: Paranormal Romance / Horror
  • Pages: 223
  • Publication: October 29th 2013
  • by Diversion Books
  • Received from: NetGalley
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle.

When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century. But what started off as a dream for the budding music journalist quickly turned into a nightmare that she and guitarist Sage Knightly barely escaped alive.

Now, months after they went their separate ways, Sage invites Dawn to accompany him on his first solo tour across Europe and write about it for Creem Magazine. But like the last tour, nothing is as easy as it seems. Sage is a broken man on the path to self-destruction and Dawn isn’t sure if she’s the right person to save him. And aside from having to pick up the pieces of their burgeoning relationship, they have to negotiate the mysterious new photographer assigned to Dawn’s story, as well as vindictive promoters and demonic groupies they thought they’d never see again.

Because this time, it’s Dawn who made a deal with the devil and the only thing worse than having to uphold a bargain with the prince of darkness is not remembering how you’re supposed to pay it back.

It may be with their souls.

THE DEVIL’S REPRISE is the sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL and the final book in this series.


My Thoughts:

I was so psyched when I found this in Netgalley. I knew that I wanted to read it after how book one ended. And this one picks right up!

The absolute only downside I have is that I read the first a bit ago and could not get my memory to catch up with this one. I think Karina does a good job of adding in a few reminders here and there but it wasn’t until near the end that I finally started remembering the end of the first story and how everything worked.

The upside is literally everything else! Karina Halle is the grittiest female writer that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Whether she’s writing about sex or the horrors of demons coming to take you back to hell, the writing is so expressive and she is so good at taking you to that other book world that I literally thought I was going to have nightmares of demons taking me to hell.

The sexy parts were … whoah! Ohhh so sexy. Like, please bring me a drink of water. And the horrific parts were bloody, gritty, so well described that I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I did not want to put this one down!

I was so sad when I reread the synopsis and read that this will be the last in this series. It was an amazing read but ends in such a way that I was really hoping there was going to be an offshoot story about Jacob. He’s such a cool character but he’s the one character that I still have tons of questions about. Well, make that two. Jacob and Max!! I’m really hoping that Karina Halle will continue this story!


About the author:

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.


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