Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Silver-Tongued Devil: By Jaye Wells



Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she's helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of trouble thanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn't believe that peace is possible.

Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threatens to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought she could trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.


To be honest I didn’t know how I felt about this book at first. I had felt the main antagonist for the previous three books was Lavinia, Sabrina’s grandmother, who was finally dead, and I felt like Wells did a fantastic job finishing off the storyline, so I really didn’t know where this book was going to take readers.

And at first I felt like the book was moving a little slow. I was reintroduced to characters and situations, side missions were introduced, and yet all in all nothing much happened.

And then about a third of the way in the real meat of the book began, and I was hooked. A new antagonist was established, old issues with the other books were brought to light to be addresses, and new characters with strange and mythical powers were introduced.

Needless to say, the last two-thirds of the book did not take me long to finish.

Readers will be surprised with the twists revealed in Silver-Tongued Devil and will be disheartened that they have to wait another few months before the final book in the series Blue-Blooded Vamp is released. I know this is a very quick turnaround, and to be honest I’m very grateful to Orbit and the author for arranging this, but after the set-ups established in the 4th book in this amazing series, I just can’t wait to see what happens.

All in all another great book in a fantastic series. Definitely read the previous books in the series before trying to read this book. But I highly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of Patricia Briggs or Rachel Caine.


8.5 out of 10


Publisher: Orbit

Published: January 6, 2012

Price: $7.99

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