Review: Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland

sins of the demonReviewed by Jen

Holy moly. What an ending!!!! If you have any intention of reading this series, all I can say to you is buy them all at once, because as soon as you finish one, you will want to start the next one. I am so anxious to keep reading that I can barely stay disciplined enough to share my thoughts before I rip in to book 5.  But this book definitely deserves praise, so let me give credit where it is due.

One of the many things I loved about this book is that the mystery is all centered around Kara. Her old enemies keep popping up dead under mysterious circumstances and the only connection among them is her. It’s hard to investigate a case when you are the prime suspect. It’s even harder when some powerful demon lords are trying to suck you into their home dimension every time you leave the house.  Thank goodness Kara has a widening circle of allies and a particularly butt-kicking demon bodyguard.

The book moves really fast. Obviously, someone is trying to frame Kara, but who? Why? I can tell you that I didn’t even come close to figuring it out on my own. (I never do with these books.) In fact, the villain turned out to be someone I never would have suspected. But as always, the reveal made perfect sense.

I love how Diana Rowland keeps building on the history we have learned from previous books. There are new layers uncovered throughout the story, and many play into the central mystery. But we also learn more about Ryan. The last book told us what he is. Now we learn who he is and I am so very intrigued. I am captivated by the push and pull between these two characters.  I want them to get together so much! And yet I can’t bring myself to want to get rid of Rhyzkahl. I don’t want Kara with him, don’t get me wrong. But he is such an interesting character.

The thing is, Rowland has crafted so many interesting characters. I want to know more about Ryan. About Zach. About Jill. About Eilahn. Every new discovery about them just whets my appetite for more. I finished this book at bedtime on a work night and all I can think of is how I can keep my eyes open long enough to get started on the next book. Of course, part of that is the cliffhanger, but part of it is just because I am enjoying this world and these characters so much.

You should be reading this series. Start with book 1.

Rating: B+/A-

Click to purchase: Amazon

Sins of the Demon
by Diana Rowland
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: DAW

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