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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Title: Secrets of the Demon
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: Kara Gillian #3
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Liv Anderson
Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Length: Novel (320 pages/9.4 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Secrets of the Demon is book three in the Kara Gillian series. I love the idea behind this series, but seem to have a few issues with the execution. Our leading lady, Kara Gillian is a police detective that is able to summon demons. While pretty new to the homicide department, she's assigned the big cases and seems to figure it out with the help of demons and friends just in the knick of time.

We start off the book with Kara Gillian and the FBI team she's working with on arcane cases. They're undercover due to threats of a demon attacking the lead singer in a band. They didn't really expect anything to happen but when Kara feels the arcane power blow through the club, she knows she has to act quickly. While they were able to save the singer, the being that attacked her got away. And when mysterious deaths start piling up, all signs point towards the malevolent being that got away. Kara and the gang have to figure out who is causing the murders before they all wind up dead.

I've had a bit of mixed feelings on the series so far and am wondering if I should continue at this point. Both this book and book one were only okay reads for me while book two was really good. I think I'll try one more and decide if I should stop or not. While I like Kara's character, I find it slightly grating while she's interacting with her police department. Another thing I'm kind of dreading in later books is that we're leading up to a love triangle. It's between the FBI agent friend and the Demon Lord, I'm not sure who to root for especially with the information that got dropped in this installment. All in all, I'm feeling slightly shaken on the series and will probably check if the library has the next installment.


18 comments:

  1. I do like the series, but the last few have been somewhat disappointing

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    1. Thanks Blodeuedd! I think I'll just start grabbing these from the library if I do decide to continue then. If I'm already having issues I can't imagine what will happen with the later ones then @_@

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  2. I liked the first books but like B the last books were disappointing for me I even DNF one

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    1. Thanks Melliane for the heads up <333

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  3. As much as I love Diana Rowland, this series has been up and down for me too. I bought the most recent book on audio the day it was released and I haven't even thought about starting it. I have other books that I prioritize higher than it. I will try it soon. I hope that you enjoy the next one more. I can't remember how much I liked or didn't like that one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I'm actually really glad so many of yall had the same issue, I thought maybe I was going nuts and/or just grumpy hahaha

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  4. I hope the next book will go better for you!

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  5. that is sad, I'm sorry this isn't working for you anymore. Maybe you need a break from it

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    1. I'm wondering if the next book will be better for me. Seems kind of odd to like book 2 but have a few issues with 1 & 3, ya know? lol

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  6. Sometimes series run out of steam. Like they should have stopped books ago. Maybe this is one of those?

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  7. Oh sorry to hear this one didn't work for you. I hope the next is so much better. I haven't read this series. I'm not so sure I'm gonna like it, though, but we'll see. I'll check it out.
    Awesome review. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope so too. I'll be checking my library just in case though hehe

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  8. Sounds a bit frustrating! I tend to not stick with a series past the third book if I can't really get into it. Hope the next book is better!

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    1. I'm so conflicted since I enjoyed the previous book. I'm thinking one more but getting it from the library. I'll DNF it if it's like this one though.

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  9. Oh disappointing. It does sound like a great set up for the series. Ugh on the potential triangle.

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    1. It really has good potential, I'm hoping it gets better but I'm not sure if I'll stick around with it *sigh*

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