The Devil Made Me Do It
by Shawna Romkey
Series: Speak of the Devil #2
Publication date: July 1st 2014
by Crescent Moon Press
Source: Received from author in
exchange for an honest review
Book Two in the Speak of the Devil series
The demons strike back!
Lily is working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together. But Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell intact.
We’re back with Lily and Luc, two characters I missed greatly after reading Speak of the Devil, the first book in the series. I couldn’t wait to jump back into the continuation of the story. Lily is the connecting thread between Heaven and Earth. She has a important task and therefore Luc is able to stay with her as a guardian. Things head south quickly once they find out what the connection between Lily and Luc really is, and it’s far from angelic.
I enjoyed being back in the saddle along side some of my favorite characters. The action in this book is incredible! The danger and intensity kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It was exciting to get a look at the darker side of things. I didn’t enjoy this second installment quite as much as the first, though. While the premise was awesome and the storyline made me feel like I’d stepped onto the set of Supernatural, the execution wasn’t quite as polished as the first time around. I don’t want to say the story was predictable because there were things that surprised me, but some of the events seemed to happen a little too conveniently. I think that’s what kept me from falling in love with it.
Overall, it was a good continuation of the story with some surprising twists I didn’t expect from this author. I was happy to see a different side of her writing. I will certainly be reading the next book in this series.
Recommended for all fans of YA paranormal!
~About the Author~
Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, one rescue dog and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart. She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally, and two of her short stories were published in a university creative arts handbook. She earned her MA in English from Central Missouri State University where she wrote a novel as her thesis. She’s taught English at the university and secondary levels for close to twenty years and can’t quite fathom how all of her students have grown up, yet she’s managed to stay the same. She’s a huge geek and fan of Xena, Buffy and all kick ass women, and loves to write stories that have strong female characters.
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