I thought I would take a chance on this book since it was in one of my favorite genres. I didn't necessarily have high expectations, but thought it w..Show More »as worth checking out. I am so glad I did!!!! Within the first few minutes, I was completely hooked and didn't want to stop listening. I love kick-butt female characters and Sabina Kane fits that description perfectly. The author did a great job of giving the character depth and keeping me emotionally invested in what Sabina was going through. There are lots of other characters you love to hate and can't wait till they get what they deserve. There is a little brewing romance, but it is not the main focus.
If you are a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series, then I think you would really like this book. It has a lot of the elements I love from that series, minus the pervasive and overly long sex scenes. It totally sticks to a real plot.
The performance was great and I bought the second book before I even finished the first because I knew I would want to continue the story. If the subsequent books are even half as good as this one, this series has a bright future!
This series is read by Cynthia Holloway, who has a very feminine, young-soundin..Show More »g voice with a teenage cadence to it. Cynthia Holloway also narrated the Karen Chance’s Cassandra Palmer series and Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series. She has a light sound to her voice that adds to my perception that this book would appeal to the young adult listener. Personally, I was much more impressed with her reading in the Morganville Vampires series. Her voice as Claire, Eve, Myrnin, and even the vampires, was spot-on. For some reason, the voices in this novel seemed too similar at times, even between male and female voices.
Is it wrong to recommend a novel with so much sex and violence to young adults? I hope not, because I highly recommend this one to the late high school, early college listener. This is one audiobook I would have absolutely loved at 18. Why? It’s fast. The pace is not even a gallop, it’s a full throttle. You just hold on and go for the ride. Sabina arrives in New York, someone tries to kill her. She goes to the park, someone shoots her, and then she gets attacked by wolves. She goes to a nightclub, meets an old flame, and punches him in the face. There are ebbs in tension, but the flow changes every ten to fifteen minutes, which is too fast to become bored with any one scenario.
Another reason why I would recommend this novel to the younger audience of the urban fantasy/paranormal reader is the tone of the book. Sabina Kane and her twin are 53 years old, but they are consistently referred to as “child,” “girl,” “brat,” and other terms that make them sound like they are 16. And Sabina lives up to it. She is brimming with good old-fashioned teenage angst and related abandonment/acceptance issues. Her internal dialogue is pretty advanced, but everything in quotations comes right out of high school.
This is a big improvement on the first novel in the series stylistically.
This installment in the series is very good. It continues the story from the first two books. I was impressed that Sabina's character continued to g..Show More »row and change throughout the series. Sabina starts out as a loner who has to do things her way. She also blindly follows the authority of her grandmother. By the end of the book Sabina learns to share responsibilty and accepts help from friends. All three books are filled with action. The one thing I did not like about Sabina's character is that she always excepted the responsibilty for everything. Luckily her self esteem issues do not stop her from solving her problems and growing as a person. I strongly recommend that you read all three books in order. I passed on this series for a while before I decided to read it. If you are on the fence about buying it, get off the fence and buy the first book. You won't regret it.
*Tried to make this as spoiler free as possible, but you should at least be up to date with the series*
Silver-Tongued Devil was action packe..Show More »d through and through. It had me on the seat of my pants the whole way. As a matter of fact, Christen from Goldilox and the Three Weres was hounding me and Jennifer from The Book Nympho to hurry up and finish this book. She was dying to talk to someone about this read-a-long installment. LOL!
Every time I thought “shit hit the fan” or had a jaw dropped moment, there was more…and then more…and then more. So much happened in this book, so many surprises that this is by FAR my favorite book of the series.
Sabina is in a great place in her life, for the first time. Sabina and Adam’s relationship has flourished and they’re doing great. I’m happy for them, but I have to say that I feel like I missed something there. All of the sudden they are head over heels in LOVE! This is great by the way, but I wish I was able to see more of their love developing, how they came to living together, etc.
Relationships are tested over and over in this one. Sabina and Adam have a VERY bumpy ride in this book, as well as Sabina and Maisie, Giguhl and PW (Pussy Willow), Georgia and Mac, the list goes on. Maisie is still struggling to come to terms with what happened in New Orleans. She’s not the same person and likely will never be.
STD (hehe) had sex, murder, mystery, love and fighting. There was roller derby, Pussy Willow, sadness, defeat and victory. This book had me all over the map and yelling out things like ”I knew it” and “Oh $hit”. I don’t want to spoil it all as I will be discussing more in my read a long post but this is a MUST READ in the series. I can’t wait to see how it all ends!
This was a great book and a very good series. Everything gets wrapped up nice and tight. While it is a happy ending, it is also bittersweet. Sabina..Show More » Kane has come full circle and come out on top. The entire series is worth reading. I would warn against starting with this boo. You must read the entire series.