Saturday, December 17, 2011
152) Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
Life is looking up for Sabina Kane. Now that her scheming grandmother is dead, the threat of war has passed and the rulers of the dark races are about to sign a treaty to ensure ongoing peace. Her relationship with sexy mage Adam Lazarus is strong and all her friends are around her. Even her magic training is progressing further than she ever expected.
The only two dark spots in her otherwise settled life are her guilt over her sister Maisie's fragile mental state and Sabina's own sinking sense that she's got unfinished business with Cain, the mysterious cult leader she let get away months earlier. When a string of murders rock the New York dark races community and threatens to stall the peace negotiations, Sabina finds herself helping to find the killer.
Her investigation leads her down troubling paths that have her questioning everything - and everyone - she knows. And the closer she gets to the murderer, the more Sabina realises this is one foe she may not able to kill.
My Review :
All praise Jaye Wells! She is ruling my Paranormal Urban Fantasy world! I have been in love with this series since the first book, Red-Headed Stepchild, and things just keep getting better and better. Sabine Kane has got to be my favourite leading vampire and I can't think of anything else on my to be read pile that I would have been happier reading than this book.
Without giving away the plot I will try my best to convey how spectacular this book and the series is. You see it all sounds a little over dramtic when you read the blurbs, twin sisters separated at birth, half mage and half vampire, evil grandmother etc but the author really makes it work without it becoming totally stupid. Instead the result is a mystery filled, action packed, paranormal stuffed, super amazing read.
Sabine is a character I can relate to and I find it hard to disagree with her actions. I respect her for what she is and what she does and can't help but wishing she was a friend I could call up any time and chat with. Her demon Gighul is a hoot and I love every scene he is involved with. He makes things fun, rude and sometimes a little too dirty but you can only admire the amazing touch it adds to the whole concept.
The other characters involved in the story are all interesting to get to know. They aid the story flow by giving help, adding problems or distracting Sabine to a perfect degree. The author writes like an old pro even though this is only her fourth book. The depth and details she has added to the series really pays off. I love her style which reminds me of the big wow feeling I got when I first starting reading Kim Harrison and Jeaniene Frost.
This fourth part really mixes things up. There are some relationship problems for Sabine which the author manages to bring in without making them too dominating. Then there is the loss of a few characters and also a bit of a rearrangement as far as the leaders of the paranormals are concerned. All in all there is enough to get your teeth into without things getting complicated. Lots of nice twists, turns and surprises.
Silver-Tongued Devil releases on the 1st of January and even though 2012 will bring a whole new load of books, unless book 5 in the Sabrina Kane series comes out, I doubt any other book will better this one next year. This is a must buy, must read and have to share series. Jaye Wells has definitely reached and earned a spot on the A-list in the genre.