Sunday 7 April 2013

Book Review - Devil's Due

Title: Devil's Due
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Red Letter Days (book 2) 
Publisher: Mira Books
Release Date: 1 Feb 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1848451872

Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she agreed to work for sinister psychic organisation The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she's starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.
Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society's most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she's being used as a pawn between two warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no-one can win, Lucia's only choice could be to go against long told prophecy to destroy both the Cross Socitey and its sworn enemies. But what are the consequences of defying destiny?

My Review
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book.
After reading book 1 yesterday I was desperate for more so as soon as I was up today I got stuck in, this book is told more from Lucia's point of view and it was an interesting switch. Jazz, James, Ben and Manny still feature but this time she is the front runner
These books could almost be classed as detective novels with a hint of paranormal to them, but I still loved them. In fact I think I quite like the whole mystery detective thing, well I do when it's not too gory like this.
Lucia and Jazz have established themselves as a PI business but they still have ties to the Cross Society and their mysterious jobs they send the girls on, but things start to get darker and more dangerous. There is more at stake in this book and you can see the characters grow and adjust to handle with the changes. Jazz and Lucia also get along better in this book and I liked the work/friend relationship between them both and also I liked seeing how they interacted with potential boyfriends.
Everything gets more important, more dangerous and more gripping. This book lived up to all my expectations and then gave me even more. 
As I said in my review for book 1 - I love kick butt characters and these two have got it down. They don't let themselves get knocked down, even with illnesses and gun wounds, they're still determined to fight. 
Ben features a lot more in this book, in the first one he is not much more than a background character, but he comes to light in this one, now a free man he teams up with the girls. Manny also has a bigger part in this book and I was so pleased about that - he's one of my favourite characters, although you don't know too much about him something just had me rooting for him throughout.
Devil's Due is action packed and exciting and I hardly moved until I had finished it. I read online that this series was originally released in 2006 and that it was only ever 2 parts. I'm glad they decided to re-release them but I want more! 
The story does come to a sort of conclusion and I can be satisfied but there are leads that could make a new story and I jsut don't want to leave this world and these characters. 
However this series has reminded me why I love Rachel Caine so much and I've got some of her other series still to read so I will have to dip in and fall in love with those.

This book contains drugs, sex and violence. So maybe not suitable for younger readers. 

My Rating            

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