Review: The Devil’s Playground by Jenna Black

Filed in Jenna Black , Review , The Geeky Lover Posted on April 15, 2010 @ 6:00 am 2 comments

Format Read: Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Release Date: March 3rd, 2010

Publisher: Dell

Formats Available: Paperback, eBook

Purchasing Info: GoodReads, Author Website, Bookdepository

Book Blurb:
Morgan Kingsley, a kick-ass exorcist, can deal with Lugh, the super-sexy demon living inside her, but does he have to moan softly during her intimate moments with her mortal lover? Understandably, Brian is reluctant to share the pleasures of Morgan’s flesh with a gorgeous rogue from the Demon Realm.
But personal matters will have to wait when the opportunistic owner of The Seven Deadlies demon club in Philadelphia enlists Morgan’s help in heading off a crisis: It seems that demons have started showing up at the hot spot in alarming numbers and in the unwilling bodies of rough trade club-goers. Morgan is sure that Dougal, Lugh’s sworn enemy, is behind this, but why? To find out Morgan must summon every ounce of power at her command—or risk becoming just another casualty in an all-out demon war.

My Thoughts:
Okay so how to start reviewing the fifth and last book in a series with spoiling it? I have to admit I have no idea so I will just go with the flow.

I had high expectations for this book. So many things were left in the dark and I wanted everything to work out the way I planned it in my head. Okay as it seems that were not the same things Ms. Black had planned for her story but this doesn’t has to be something bad.

The Devil’s Playground is a great ending for this series but I expected a bigger bang as the big showdown. After all this struggling and planning over the last few books I was a bit letdown with the way it worked out. But when I think about it now I have to admit it was a nice ending. I enjoyed the book from the first to the last page so perhaps I’m only sad that it’s over.

Morgan as a character matured through all the books and I have to say she is a different person now. In book one she was such an explosive and untrusting girl. Now she can really make decisions and she knows how important it is to have someone to trust who has you back no matter what. I really like that the development was slow because it would have been wrong any other way. She was a bit damaged good at the start and it needs time to fix that.
Relationship-wise I was a bit disappointed. I expected something more. I wanted…not sure if I should say that now. But let it be said that I didn’t get it. Me sad again. Okay so now I hope I will get my will in the short story Ms. Black will publish in an Anthology. At least something.

All in all the Morgan Kingsley series is a great urban fantasy with durty demon action and a faced paced story arc. Highly recommended to all lovers of this genre.

 I give The Devil’s Playground 4 out of 5 bookies.

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About Susi


Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • sewa mobil April 16, 2010 at 2:12 am

    wow great article
    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

  • Danmark May 12, 2012 at 4:47 am

    The cover is really awesome. Whoever that girl is, she is so beautiful.

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