The Devil’s Due by J. Black

I just finish the third novel in Jenna Black’s Morgan Kingsley series, The Devil’s Due, and honestly, this series just keeps getting better and better.  I don’t know what else I could say that I haven’t already said in my reviews of The Devil Inside or The Devil You Know.

The character development is flawless; the action is there but it’s not so intense that it drowns out the character development; and the ongoing plot is addictive.  Seriously, just when you think you know what is going on, Black throws in a curve ball and completely spins you out of control.  You can tell we are being taken somewhere, but it’s not a straight line and all the detours are fabulous.

In The Devil’s Due, Morgan is trying to cope with the circumstances surrounding her father’s death and the involvement of her demon, Lugh, and lover, Brian.  In addition, Lugh has started demanding that Morgan work on trying to let him take over when the situation warrants it.  Morgan isn’t crazy about that idea, but she does see the benefits and does try.  On top of all of this, she gets dragged into a demon possession issue that has bad idea written all over it.

Overall, I will be anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Morgan Kingsley series to come out because Black has my attention and I so want to keep it on her.  The one thing about The Devil’s Due that I wasn’t expecting was the appearance of a certain demon at the end.  I didn’t think I would ever get to meet this demon and now I will when Speak of the Devil comes out next year.  The dynamics of all the characters have just changed and I’m not sure how this is going to affect Morgan yet.  Whatever happens, this is one series you shouldn’t be missing, so I highly suggest you start catching up.

Read Order:
The Devil Inside
The Devil You Know
The Devil’s Due
Speak of the Devil (7/28/2009)

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.