DNF: Fury of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Book 6

Synopsis: Who can Kara Gillian trust?

That’s what she’d like to know. Demon summoner and now a consultant for the FBI, Kara Gillian has spent the past several months in the demon realm training while recovering from the treachery of the demonic lord Rhyzkahl. Yet though the torment and betrayal she suffered at his hands continues to plague her, she’s not about to let that slow her down.

Kara returns to Earth to search for a fellow summoner being held by allies of Rhyzkahl. Aiding in the hunt are Kara’s friends, FBI agents Ryan Kristoff and Zack Garner. However, Kara and Zack know Ryan’s true identity—though he himself does not—and questions of loyalty threaten to tear apart their previously close-knit group. Rhyzkahl’s machinations run deeper than they could have ever imagined, and the search for the missing summoner takes on a desperate edge while dangers from ancient demon oaths loom and enemies increase in power and numbers.

Armed with her skills, wit, and attitude, it is up to Kara to save her friends and her world.

The price of failure will be her soul.

Review : It’s been a while since I have this novel but it’s true that I have not taken the time to get into the story. Yet I had such a good time with the previous volumes, so I did not think it could be different this time … I quickly realized my mistake. Indeed, from the beginning of the story I struggled to hold on the events or to be interested in Kara or the other characters. I must say that we spend half of the novel (yes because I stopped a little after a half of it) seeing Kara trying to recover from the changes, once back on earth and this is long … very long. I do not know … the book is about 500 pages so it’s true that it is quite big but I expected a little more action, an investigation more present maybe or something a little livelier compared to the other demons but it is far from the case. Over pages 277, I think everything could have been fused quickly enough.

It is true that I am quite disappointed but I did not expect such a drop of enthusiasm especially after 5 very good volumes, I even enjoyed the change of intrigue that many had hardly appreciated previously… But now as Nyx who managed to finish it, I am disappointed not to have what I expected. I saw that others had loved the story too so this is a very personal feeling, but I wonder what will result. I count on you to tell me for the sequel Nyx!


DNF : La fureur du démon de Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Tome 6

Résumé : Invocatrice de démons et à présent consultante pour le FBI, Kara Gillian a passé plusieurs mois au royaume des démons, à s’entraîner tout en se remettant de la trahison du seigneur démon Rhyzkahl. De retour sur Terre, elle va se lancer à la recherche d’un invocateur retenu prisonnier par les alliés de Rhyzkahl. Les machinations de ce dernier sont plus complexes que Kara n aurait pu l’imaginer. Pourtant, elle ne peut se permettre d’échouer dans cette quête car le prix à payer serait… son âme.

Avis : Ca fait quelques temps que j’ai ce roman mais c’est vrai que je n’ai pas pris le temps de me lancer dans l’histoire. Pourtant, j’avais vraiment passé de très bon moments avec les volumes précédents, donc je ne pensais pas qu’il pourrait en être autrement cette fois-ci… j’ai très vite compris mon erreur. En effet, dès le début de l’histoire j’ai eu du mal à accrocher à l’histoire ou à m’intéresser aux actions de Kara. Il faut dire que l’on passe la moitié du roman (oui parce que je me suis arrêtée un peu après la moitié) à voir Kara essayer de se remettre des changements une fois revenue sur terre et c’est long… très long. Je ne sais pas… le roman fait environ 500 pages donc c’est vrai que c’est assez conséquent mais je m’attendais à un peu plus d’action, une enquête un peu plus présente peut-être ou alors à quelque chose d’un peu plus animé par rapport aux autres démons mais c’est loin d’être le cas. Sur 277 pages, je pense que tout aurait pu être condensé assez rapidement.

C’est vrai que je suis assez déçue mais je ne m’attendais pas à une telle baisse d’enthousiasme surtout après 5 bons premiers tomes, j’avais même apprécié le changement d’intrigue que beaucoup avaient difficilement apprécié… Mais voilà comme Nyx qui elle a réussi à le terminer, je suis déçue de ne pas avoir eu ce que j’attendais. J’ai vu que d’autres avaient beaucoup aimé donc c’est un sentiment très personnel mais je me demande ce que la suite donnera. Je compte sur toi Nyx pour me conseiller !



Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Book 5

Synopsis: Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

There’s intrigue to spare as she digs into the origin of the demonic lords and discovers the machinations of humans and demons alike. Kara is shocked to discover that she has her own history in the demon realm, and that the ties between her and the demonic lords Rhyzkahl and Szerain go back farther than she could have ever imagined. But treachery runs rampant among all the lords, and she’s going to have to stay sharp in order to keep from being used to further their own agendas. The lords have a secret that dates back to earth’s ancient history, and it could have devastating repercussions for both worlds.

Yet more than anything else, Kara’s abilities as a homicide detective will be put to the test—because this time the murder she has to solve is her own.

Review: What to say? I was really anxious before starting this novel … Indeed, there are widely different reviews regardless wherever the place where we read them and it is true that between a friend who was completely disappointed and one who completely loved it, I was not sure where my heart was going to swing. It remained for me to read it to know my verdict. And finally I was very surprised by this novel, and in the right way. It’s true, I also understand why some have a little more trouble. This book is very different from the others which we have been accustomed to, and I felt that the series took a big turning point in its history this time. But I must say it has completely convinced me for my part. I dare say that this volume is my favorite of the series. All I wanted to know since the first book was revealed in part. Of course there are a lot of events whose we remain totally shocked about. I had to reread certain passages to try to understand what was going on, to try to understand the reactions of certain characters or to see how the situation could change in such a short time. I think we can only be completely surprised by this novel, whether by what is going on or by this new plot that we follow.

Since the end of Volume 4, I could not wait to see what would happen in the demons realm. Who would not? We knew nothing of this place and I really wanted to learn and understand how it was governed. I must say that the explanations and information has exceeded my expectation. We learn so many things here, either about the characters, the world or the past of each person. Kara is in the hands of a Lord who makes her do many things. But despite appearances, the Lord does everything he can to protect his world and hers, and Kara is a threat. At first I was quite disturbed to see that she was not rebelling more compared to what she was going through, it was pretty strange to see her that way, but we understand very well that whatever she might do, nothing will change her state. However she does not remain there doing nothing, and she is waiting patiently for her moment to act and break free of her “chains”. She discovers that she has an affinity with this world she thought she did not know about and a mysterious past is revealed to her gradually throughout the novel. As I also said at the beginning, there are some quite unimaginable events and it’s pretty hard to understand all the actions. Kara is actually quite naive and trusts others rather easily, something that will put her in big trouble. There is an event that particularly shocked me, and we wonder throughout the book what happened, why everything turned this way and what really were the reasons. Our heroine has a pretty amazing effect on each of Lords and we wonder what will happen on the end and what skills she will develop.

There is perhaps one thing that bothered me a bit in the novel. When I started the series, Kara showed enough “suspicion” in relation to people with whom she had a relationship. Or at least it made ​​her think a lot and I feel that she had forget about all that without a reason. And she does not need much. It’s not a lot but it’s true that I’m curious to see what Diana Rowland reserves us later to see what happens then. It was therefore a very good volume and a real surprise.



La main du démon de Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Tome 5

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Kara Gillian a vraiment de gros problèmes.

Elle est habituée à invoquer des créatures surnaturelles du royaume des démons dans notre monde, mais maintenant, le jeu est inversé et c’est elle qui a été convoquée. Kara est prisonnière d’un autre seigneur démoniaque, mais elle découvre rapidement qu’elle est bien plus qu’un simple otage. Pourtant, attendre les secours n’a jamais été son style, et Kara n’a pas l’intention d’être un pion dans le jeu de quelqu’un d’autre.

De nombreuses intrigues se forment tandis qu’elle recherche l’origine des seigneurs démoniaques et découvre les machinations des hommes et des démons. Kara est choquée de découvrir qu’elle possède sa propre histoire dans le domaine des démons, et que les liens entre elle et les seigneurs démoniaques Rhyzkahl et Szerain remontent plus loin qu’elle n’aurait jamais pu imaginer. Mais la trahison sévit parmi tous les seigneurs, et elle va devoir rester forte afin d’éviter d’être utilisée pour faire avancer leurs propres plans. Les seigneurs ont un secret qui remonte à l’histoire antique de la terre, et il pourrait bien y avoir des répercussions dévastatrices pour les deux mondes.

Pourtant, plus que toute autre chose, les capacités de Kara en tant que détective homicide seront mises à l’essai parce que cette fois le meurtre qu’elle doit résoudre est le sien.

Avis : Que dire ? J’étais vraiment très anxieuse avant de commencer ce roman… En effet, les avis sont très partagés quel que soit l’endroit où on les lit et c’est vrai qu’entre une amie qui avait été complètement déçue et une qui avait complètement adoré, je ne savais pas trop où allait balancer mon cœur. Il ne me restait plus qu’à le lire et connaître mon verdict. Et finalement j’ai été très surprise par ce roman, et dans le bon sens du terme. C’est vrai, je comprends aussi pourquoi certains auront un peu plus de mal. Ce livre est très très différent des autres auxquels nous avons pu être habitués, et j’ai eu l’impression que la série prenait un grand tournant dans son histoire cette fois-ci. Et je dois dire que ça m’a complètement convaincu pour ma part. J’oserais même dire que ce tome est mon préféré de la série. Tout ce que j’attendais depuis le premier livre a été dévoilé en partie. Bien sûr il se passe beaucoup d’événements devant lesquels on reste totalement choqué. J’ai dû relire plusieurs fois certains passages pour essayer de comprendre ce qu’il se passait, pour essayer de comprendre les réactions de certains personnages ou de parvenir à voir comment la situation a pu changer en si peu de temps. Je crois que l’on ne peut qu’être complètement surpris par ce roman, que ce soit par ce qu’il s’y passe ou par cette nouvelle intrigue que l’on suit.

Depuis la fin du tome 4, j’étais impatiente de voir ce qu’il allait se passer dans le royaume des démons. Qui ne le serait pas ? Nous ne connaissions rien de cet endroit et j’avais vraiment envie d’en apprendre plus et de comprendre comment il était gouverné. Je dois dire que les explications et les informations ont dépassé mon espérance. On apprend tellement d’éléments ici, que ce soit par rapport aux personnages, au monde ou sur le passé de chacun. Kara se retrouve entre les mains d’un Lord qui lui en fait voir de toutes les couleurs. Mais malgré les apparences, ce Lord fait tout ce qu’il peut pour protéger son monde et les siens, Kara se retrouve seulement à en être une menace. J’ai d’abord été assez perturbée de voir qu’elle ne se rebellait pas plus par rapport à ce qu’elle subissait, c’était assez étrange de la voir de la sorte, mais on comprend très bien que quoi qu’elle fasse, rien ne changera l’état dans lequel elle est. Elle ne restera cependant pas là à rien faire, et attendra son moment patiemment afin d’agir et de se libérer de ses « chaines ». Elle se retrouve à avoir des affinités avec ce monde qu’elle croyait ne pas connaître et un passé mystérieux sera révélé à elle petit à petit tout au long du roman. Comme je le disais aussi au début, on assiste à des événements assez inimaginables et c’est assez difficile de comprendre les actions de chacun. Kara est finalement assez naïve et fait confiance assez facilement, chose qui la mettra dans de gros problèmes. Il y a un événement qui m’a particulièrement choqué, et on se demande tout au long du livre ce qu’il s’est passé, pourquoi tout a tourné de la sorte et quels étaient vraiment les motifs. Notre héroïne a un effet assez étonnant sur chacun des Lords et on se demande ce que cela va donner au final et quelles aptitudes elle va faire évoluer.

Il n’y a peut-être qu’une seule chose qui m’a un peu gêné dans le roman. Quand j’ai commencé la série, Kara se montrait assez « méfiante » par rapport aux gens avec qui elle avait une relation. Ou en tout cas ça la faisait beaucoup réfléchir et j’ai l’impression qu’elle s’est libérée d’un seul coup sans que je n’en comprenne vraiment la raison. Et il ne lui en faut finalement pas beaucoup. Cela reste encore succinct mais c’est vrai que je suis assez curieuse de voir ce que Diana Rowland nous réserve par la suite pour voir ce qu’il se passera alors. C’était donc un très bon tome et une réelle surprise.




Stacking the Shelves #45


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

 Jeux de Fauves (Anita Blake, 17) – Laurell K Hamilton

C’est le cadeau répugnant d’un vampire tueur en série qui m’a incitée à  m’intéresser à Las Vegas. Mais la situation est pire que je ne le pensais : plusieurs officiers de police et un exécuteur ont été assassinés. Épaulée par trois marshals, dont l’impitoyable Edward, je dois mener l’enquête. Heureusement qu’il est là pour couvrir mes arrières, car tout porte à croire que c’est un tigregarou qui a fait le coup. Or, ces derniers sont très puissants dans la Cité du péché, ce qui signifie que je risque bien de prendre quelqu’un de haut placé à rebrousse-poil…
 Thank you Sullivan McPig!
Enemy Within (Enemy, 1) – Marcella Burnard
An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance.

After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father’s scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she doesn’t want, Ari never planned to languish quietly behind a desk. She wasn’t built for it, either. But when pirates commandeer her father’s ship, Ari once again becomes a prisoner.

As far as pirate leader Cullin is concerned, Ari’s past imprisonment puts her dead center in Cullin’s sights. If she hasn’t been brainwashed and returned as a spy, then he’s convinced she must be part of a traitorous alliance endangering billions of lives. Cullin can’t afford the desire she fires within him and he’ll stop at nothing, including destroying her, to uncover the truth.


Immortal Eclipse: New Adult Immortal Eclipse – Sherry Soule

A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .

When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.

Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.

The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.

Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.

Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.

The Monsters In Your Neighborhood (Monstrosity, 2) – Jesse Petersen

As one of Frankenstein’s Creatures, Natalie Gray knows that unique parts sometimes make up a great whole. Still, leading a diverse support group for monsters-now including Cthulhu!-isn’t an easy task. Especially not since the internet arrived. New York City embraces the different and the bizarre. Still, even for such a fun-loving city, the supernatural and monstrous might be a bit too much. It’s been six months since the members of “Club Monstrosity” overcame the most recent spate of anti-monster violence and they’ve reestablished their routine of meeting in a church basement once a week to (ugh!) talk about their feelings. Still, they also know a war against them is brewing.
Natalie and Alec (the werewolf) have begun dating, and the mummies Kai and Rehu are tighter than a bug in a…well, bandage. But when modern means (YouTube, Twitter, bits and bytes) are used to chilp away at the solidarity of these ancient monsters, it’s up to Natalie to save the day. #MonstersInNewYork may be trending on Twitter, but this girl’s trending toward saving the day…somehow.

No Angel No Angel – Helen Keeble

Rafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for senior year, he discovered that he is the ONLY male student. But what should have been a godsend isn’t exactly heaven on Earth.

Raffi’s about to learn that St. Mary’s is actually a hub for demons-and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day. Raffi knows he’s no angel-but it’s pretty hard to deny that there’s some higher plan at work when he wakes up one morning to discover a glowing circle around his head.

A Cursed Embrace (Weird Girls, #2) A cursed Embraced (Weird Girls, 2) – Cecy Robson

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird…

After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome.

To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.

The Brokenhearted The Broken Hearted – Amelia Kahaney

A teenage girl is transformed into a reluctant superhero and must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become.

Prima ballerina Anthem Fleet is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she meets the handsome Gavin at a party on the wrong side of town, she is immediately drawn into his dangerous world. Then, in a tragic accident, Anthem falls to her death. She awakes in an underground lab, with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. As she navigates her new life, she uncovers the sinister truth behind those she trusted the most, and the chilling secret of her family lineage…and her duty to uphold it.

The Chaos of Stars The Chaos of Stars – Kirsten White

Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

Merci à Zendarstak: 

Cat & Bones (Chasseuse de la nuit, #0.5;Chasseuse de la nuit, #4.5;Chasseuse de la nuit, #6.5) Cat & Bones – Jeaniene Frost

Retrouvez la Chasseuse de la nuit dans trois inédits !
Cat et Bones sont de retour dans trois aventures qui vous feront découvrir vos personnages préférés comme vous ne les avez jamais vus.
Du passé trouble de Bones à ses retrouvailles familiales inattendues, embarquez pour un voyage captivant en compagnie de ce couple explosif qui n’a pas fini de vous faire rêver.

Ce recueil comprend les nouvelles suivantes : Home Sweet Home, La prime et Un plat qui se mange froid. 

Traquée (Waynest, #1) 
 Traquée (Waynest, 1) – Jess Haines

Quand le chasseur devient la proie…

Le job de détective de Shiarra Waynest est déjà dangereux d’ordinaire. Il le devient davantage quand elle doit accepter un contrat susceptible de renflouer ses caisses vides… s’il ne lui coûte pas la vie. Dans une ville où rôdent la magie et les nonmorts et où vampires et loups-garous ne sont pas toujours ce qu’ils semblent être, Shiarra va devenir une arme secrète dans la bataille entre le bien et le mal… que cela lui plaise ou non.

Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #5) 
 Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian, 5) – Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian is in some seriously deep trouble.

She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now the tables have been turned and she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demonic lord, but she quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. Yet waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game.

There’s intrigue to spare as she digs into the origin of the demonic lords and discovers the machinations of humans and demons alike. Kara is shocked to discover that she has her own history in the demon realm, and that the ties between her and the demonic lords Rhyzkahl and Szerain go back farther than she could have ever imagined. But treachery runs rampant among all the lords, and she’s going to have to stay sharp in order to keep from being used to further their own agendas. The lords have a secret that dates back to earth’s ancient history, and it could have devastating repercussions for both worlds.

Yet more than anything else, Kara’s abilities as a homicide detective will be put to the test—because this time the murder she has to solve is her own. 

The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) The Spellman Files (Spellman, 1) – Lisa Lutz

Meet Isabel “Izzy” Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to “Get Smart” reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors — but the upshot is she’s good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family’s firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people’s privacy comes naturally to Izzy. In fact, it comes naturally to all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up dirt on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman. Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the bosses, aka Mom and Dad (preferably without scrutiny); appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother (often under duress); setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who’s become addicted to “recreational surveillance”); and tracking down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed “Lost Weekends”). But when Izzy’s parents hire Rae to follow her (for the purpose of ascertaining the identity of Izzy’s new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and decides that the only way she will ever be normal is if she gets out of the family business. But there’s a hitch: she must take one last job before they’ll let her go — a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life.

Riveted (Iron Seas, #3) Riveted (Iron Seas, 3) – Meljean Brook

A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. But the truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magical—and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.

Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on an airship, searching for her sister and longing to return home. But that home is threatened when scientific expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard, looking to expose Annika’s secrets. Then disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman, with their very survival depending on keeping the heat rising between them—and generating lots of steam 


Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Book 4

Synopsis: The homicide beat in Louisiana isn’t just terrifying, it’s demonic. Detective Kara Gilligan of the supernatural task force has the ability to summon demons to her aid, but she herself is pledged to serve a demonic lord. And now, people who’ve hurt Kara in the past are dropping dead for no apparent reason. To clear her name and save both the demon and human worlds, she’s in a race against the clock and in a battle for her life that just may take her to hell and back.

Review: I’m always happy to read a new adventure of Kara Gillian. Diana Rowland is a master in the art of creating intrigues that keep us in suspense throughout each of her stories. This one is a great example.

Kara must once again face the consequences of her association with her demon. But even with a bodyguard out of the ordinary, her protection is still quite complicated. Well, this is not reassuring when someone tries to call her in the demon’s world, and although she does her possible to not answer, the danger is closer each day. However, our young heroine must also deal with a wave of strange deaths. In fact, after having discovered the bodies of two people, Kara realizes that the victims are familiar to her and that she had already met them in the past. But our conjurer has many enemies everywhere whether in among the humans or demons and finding the culprit who tries to trap her seems more complicated than expected.

I confess that I was looking forward the meetings between Kara and Rhyzkahl, but I quickly realized that this time they would be much more limited. I was a little disappointed, it’s true, because we only see him a few moments in the story. The rhythm of the story, however, helps us to forget this fact, as we’re carried away by the plot. Because, yes, of course, many things happen throughout the chapters and it is therefore not possible to get bored for a second. Once started, I was really curious to discover all the answers to my questions, and I could not put the book down before finishing it. The third volume introduced us many elements that are developed here. So we learn much more about Ryan (yes, his secret is revealed a little more each time), but it is not everything.

The writing style is fluid and it is very easy to get into the story. It might have been easier to find who was behind the murders. Well of course, I didn’t know all the ramifications of the story before the author reveals them to us, but it was the first book in which I could know a part of the truth before Kara realizes she same. However, the end is terrible, a big change is coming and we hope to have quickly the next book to understand what will happen and how they will manage to face it. To conclude, it was a very good new book, mixing mystery, conspiracy, murder and demons. And as always, I look forward for further events.

Les péchés du Démon de Diana Rowland

Kara Gillian, Tome 4

Résumé : Les gens tombent comme des mouches autour de Kara. Les victimes ont un point commun : elles lui ont toutes fait du mal par le passé. La jeune femme cherche désespérément à comprendre le mobile des crimes pour éviter d’en être accusée. Lorsqu’elle découvre que la magie des arcanes et le royaume des démons sont impliqués dans ces décès, c’est la sécurité des deux mondes qui est mise à mal. L’enquête prend alors une toute nouvelle dimension.
Une course contre la montre qui pourrait bien mener Kara droit en enfer.

Avis : Je suis toujours contente de retrouver Kara Gillian dans une nouvelle de ses aventures. Diana Rowland est toujours un maître dans l’art de créer des intrigues qui nous gardent en haleine tout au long de chacune de ses histoires. Celle-ci ne déroge pas à la coutume.

Kara doit une fois de plus faire face aux conséquences de son association avec son démon.  Mais même avec un garde du corps qui sort de l’ordinaire, sa protection reste toujours assez compliquée. Il faut dire que ce n’est pas rassurant quand quelqu’un essaie de l’appeler dans le monde des démons et, bien qu’elle fasse son possible pour ne pas répondre, le danger se rapproche un peu plus chaque jour. Cependant, notre jeune héroïne doit aussi faire face à une vague de morts des plus étranges. En effet, après avoir découvert les corps de deux personnes, Kara se rend compte que les victimes lui sont familières et qu’elle les a connu par le passé. Mais notre invocatrice a des ennemis partout que ce soit chez les démons ou les humains et trouver le coupable qui essaie de la piéger semble bien plus compliqué que prévu.
J’avoue que j’attendais avec impatience les rencontres de Kara avec Rhyzkahl, mais j’ai très vite compris que cette fois-ci elles seraient beaucoup plus limitées. J’étais un peu déçue, c’est vrai, car on ne le voit vraiment que quelques instants dans toute l’histoire. Le rythme nous fait cependant très vite oublier ce fait, nous happant complètement. Parce que, oui, bien sûr, il se passe énormément de choses tout au long des chapitres et ce n’est donc pas possible de s’ennuyer une seule seconde. Il faut dire qu’une fois commencé, j’étais vraiment curieuse de découvrir toutes les réponses aux questions que l’on se pose au cours du roman, et je n’ai pas pu poser le livre avant de l’avoir fini. Le troisième volume nous avait introduit de nombreux éléments qui sont développés ici. On apprend donc plus d’informations au sujet de Ryan (oui, son secret se dévoile un peu plus à chaque fois), mais ce n’est pas tout.
L’écriture est fluide et il est très facile de rentrer dans l’histoire. J’ai peut-être eu plus de facilité par contre à trouver qui était derrière les meurtres. Bon c’est sûr que je ne connaissais pas toutes les ramifications de l’histoire avant que l’auteure ne nous les dévoile mais c’était le premier tome dans lequel j’ai pu entrevoir la vérité avant que Kara ne la réalise elle-même. La fin est par contre terrible, un gros changement arrive et on espère très vite avoir le prochain tome pour comprendre comment elle s’en sortira et comment elle gérera ce bouleversement. C’était donc un nouveau très bon tome, mélangeant mystère, complots, meurtres et démons. Et comme toujours, j’attends avec impatience la suite des événements.