New Review: The Devil’s Metal

February 16, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

New Review: The Devil’s MetalThe Devil's Metal by Karina Halle
Series: Devils #1
on 9/20/2012
Pages: 329
Format: eARC
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four-half-stars
It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington University. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by Creem magazine to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid.

At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places – they’re going straight to Hell.

And Dawn has a backstage pass.
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Kristina’s Review:

It is of no surprise that the sequel to Karina Halle's The Devil's Metal would be absolutely fantastic. It was scary good. >see what I did there? 

We follow our red-headed Washington rodeo queen/music journalist Dawn on another monster filled rock tour. The mix of rock knowledge paired with a chilling story line set both books in the Devil's series apart of any other set I've read. Karina's background in music journalism made my inner mix tape junky soar. I first became interested in the Devil's series through Karina Halle's other works the EIT series & The Artist Trilogy. I knew being the avid fan I am, that I would not be disappointed. I was far from disappointed.

Book two was just as big of a ride as the first book. I was interested how the relationship aspect would carry through into this book with Dawn, and Sage. I was also anxiously awaiting the reveal as to what would happen in Dawn's "contract." 

As far as, sequels go I was thoroughly satisfied with the outcome. I was a bit weary over how quickly the plot summed up. It felt a little rushed compared to most of Karina Halle's other works including The Devil's Metal. I also missed the look into the other players in the story, but that was the point. The story was meant to revolve around Dawn. Overall, I can't recommend a better Author than Karina Halle. She is one of my favorite composers of love, and horror. Don't miss out on the suspense of The Devil's Series. 





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