Speak of the Devil, possessing a stronger mystery angle than its predecessors, continues the Urban Fantasy series with a stylish flourish.
Morgan’s life has always been fret with issues, but the past few years have made those former struggles seem like Disneyland trips by comparison. Things still haven’t settled with her personal relationship ties, a bit to my annoyance, and the end of The Devil’s Due crunched her professional standing so now she is saddled with unemployment and career woes.
I do agree the last two books have slowed down a bit pacing wise, but they were still fantastic in my mind since I enjoy the characters and larger storyline arc so much. Some of this slowdown was due to the group’s dynamics and their many talking and planning scenes. That theme continues here, but again doesn’t really bother me as I enjoy those adventures with them and find the group fun overall.
It was intriguing to see a more vulnerable side of Morgan and she’s clearly opened herself up to becoming more trusting (thank God!). I admit her uptight paranoia irritated me from the start of the first book, but she’s finally growing now as she slowly releases that tedious grip and things breathe easier for the reader too. Saul has some disappointing changes with his storyline and how that played out is not at all how I pictured it. A new character is likeable but not sure yet how I feel about her becoming a permanent fixture, although admittedly we needed more female flavor.
Black again knows how to make the most of scenes with her writing, but by this point the trust issues between Morgan and Brian have been hammered to death. They are so yesterday and I’m more than ready to move on.
The story was a good one as the battle continues, and again I loved the characters for the most part, but the growth spurts need to be sped up for this series to continue with as strong of an impact. Still, a great book again and can't wait to read the fifth, I love this series.
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