Saturday, 23 February 2013
Review: Devil's Due by Rachel Caine
I read the previous book in this series last year, Devil's Bargain, and have been waiting for Devil's Due to be re-released so I could read it. When I found it on netgalley I was very excited and requested it immediately. The Cross Society and Eidolon are still on the scene, and sometimes I got confused over what their initial purpose was and whether they were 'Team Good' or 'Team Bad', but as the story progressed it became clearer what side they were on.
Getting to catch up with Jazz and Lucia and get involved with all the action was great. Getting to see more of Manny and Pansy and how their relationship is progressing was an added bonus. Manny is just a quirky as ever and Pansy surprised me by not acting like I thought she would, she is actually quite tough on the inside but they way she is portrayed originally made this a pleasant surprise.
I really enjoyed Devil's Due more than the previous book. There is even more tension and action and at one point I had doubts over whether certain characters would survive. Some questions left over from Devil's Bargain are answered and some lose ends are tied up. The last few chapters I could not read fast enough. I HAD to know what was going to happen and if Jazz and Lucia's plan would work or fail.
One thing I really liked is how the friendship between Jazz and Lucia has developed more and that they are closer, not only as partners but also friends. They each have the others back no matter what, even if they probably couldn't save their own life in the state they are in, and you can actually feel how strong their bonds are, when one worried over the other I found myself worrying with them.
Devil's Due was a quick read but one that I really enjoyed and did not want to end.