Dec 19, 2011

ARC Review--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 realizes this is one foe she may not able to kill.

I received this e-ARC from Hachette Book Group via Netgalley
I so love Jaye Wells' Sabina Kane series, Silver-Tongued Devil was just freaking awesome! We're talking Roller Derbys, murder, mayhem, and oh so much more! Wells once again manages to write an action packed novel that leaves you breathless from excitement!

A well paced novel that plunges right into the story when Sabina comes across a murder, but it's not just a simple murder either. With the peace treaty for Vampires and Mages on the rise, this is not what they need, but it's only the beginning of the problem.

Not only does Sabina have to try to solve a murder, she also has to work with another vampire chick, who takes the vampire image to a whole other level, plus she's definitely a teacher's pet where Tanith is concerned. So yeah, they don't get along that much! But it makes for good fun! There's also problems (small) with the weres, but there's not a whole lot of focus on them, which makes me wonder if they'll come back in the next book.

The main problem is that Maisie is not well. It's not a simple cold or anything, she's still healing from her ordure from the last book and finally killing her (bitchy) grandmother. But there's a lot of other repercussions she has to deal with as well, and Sabina wants to do everything she can to make her better, even if it means betraying her.
There's also romance trouble with Sabina and Adam. There's a big secret Sabina's been hording that threatens to tear the two apart, but that just barely scratches the surface to the hidden issues.

The end was where the excitement and big climax comes! Total shocks and surprises that will take you away! I mean I thought something big was going to happen based on the description, but still this was way bigger than I imagined! The twists all come together, but the story is so not over. There's a bit of a cliffhanger, nothing major, just the sense that the storm is about to hit, now we just have to wait til May 22 when Blue-Blooded Vamp releases!

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars

Silver-Tongued Devil releases December 27, 2011


  1. This book sounds so good! I've had the first book of this series on my bookshelf for a while now and I really must make time to read it.

  2. I didn't read the review cause I haven't started this series either! I have the first one though! So glad to see the 4.5 stars!

  3. Awesome, I can't wait to read it! I'm glad this one was amazing!


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