Tuesday, 5 November 2013
The Devil's Metal (Devils, #1) by Karina Halle
Title; The Devil's Metal
Author; Karina Halle
Series; Devils, Book One
Source; NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review
Format; Kindle Edition
Publication Date; Sept 21st 2012
Description; 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.
The Devil's Metal is the first book in a two-part New Adult Horror/Paranormal Romance and very (very!) loosely based on the author's exploits as a music journalist. Hell comes in different forms.
My Review; What can you expect from this book? Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll in the '70s. Oh, and don't forget the demons.
Karina Halle has done it again. This is the third series of her I have picked up this year and loved. She has easily become an auto-buy-author for me.
I love almost every character that she writes. I love what she writes about. I've even recommended books to friends, which is something I rarely do considering they don't read as much as I do.
The Devil's Metal is set in the '70s, a great decade for rock. Also a great decade for the phrase far-out, which, by the way, I'm probably going to start saying now. Not because I particularly want to, but because the words are in my head.
This book made me smile, laugh, it broke my heart a little, freaked me out a little.
This is me when I read Karina Halle books, just replace face with heart.
Dawn is such an awesome character. She doesn't back down from what she wants. She's had some pretty bad shit happen in her life, but she fights on. I like that in a character.
I'd definitely like to get to know some more of the characters in the next book. Other characters as well. Not just Sage and Dawn, though they are both awesome characters. And it is their story.
This book kept me up reading, which turned out to be bad when I needed to pee as I got a little freaked out.
I just want to gush over how amazing this book was.
I am just so curious and excited about the sequel, well, and scared.
The music is good. The story is good. The writing is good. The characters are good. The demons are freaky. This book as a whole is awesome and I definitely recommend it to you. If you haven't picked up a Karina Halle book yet, then you should. Trust me.
Every single Karina Halle book I have read so far has gotten 5*s. Even when I'm going through a reading slump. It really is no wonder she's one of my favourite author's.
(I also love that she isn't afraid to use the word cunt in her books, but that's just me.)