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“He should be dead. I thought I’d killed him. I was wrong.” Three dead enforcers in three weeks, their bodies butchered. Muse has seen it before, and when she reads the metal memories in the murder weapon, she sees it all again. Her owner, Damien, is back, and he wants what is rightfully his. Muse escaped him and the netherworld, once before. This time, she’s stronger, smart “He should be dead. I thought I’d killed him. I was wrong.” Three dead enforcers in three weeks, their bodies butchered. Muse has seen it before, and when she reads the metal memories in the murder weapon, she sees it all again. Her owner, Damien, is back, and he wants what is rightfully his. Muse escaped him and the netherworld, once before. This time, she’s stronger, smarter. This time she knows she has the fires of hell at her fingertips, but so does Damien, and he’s not the only one. Akil is weak. No longer a Prince of Hell, he needs Muse’s limitless power to regain his title. How fortuitous then, that Akil’s fate is tied to the one man she cares the most for. As Muse, Stefan, and Akil battle their own demons, not all will come away victorious. Some choices can never be forgiven. Some lies are never forgotten. Some wounds will never heal.


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“He should be dead. I thought I’d killed him. I was wrong.” Three dead enforcers in three weeks, their bodies butchered. Muse has seen it before, and when she reads the metal memories in the murder weapon, she sees it all again. Her owner, Damien, is back, and he wants what is rightfully his. Muse escaped him and the netherworld, once before. This time, she’s stronger, smart “He should be dead. I thought I’d killed him. I was wrong.” Three dead enforcers in three weeks, their bodies butchered. Muse has seen it before, and when she reads the metal memories in the murder weapon, she sees it all again. Her owner, Damien, is back, and he wants what is rightfully his. Muse escaped him and the netherworld, once before. This time, she’s stronger, smarter. This time she knows she has the fires of hell at her fingertips, but so does Damien, and he’s not the only one. Akil is weak. No longer a Prince of Hell, he needs Muse’s limitless power to regain his title. How fortuitous then, that Akil’s fate is tied to the one man she cares the most for. As Muse, Stefan, and Akil battle their own demons, not all will come away victorious. Some choices can never be forgiven. Some lies are never forgotten. Some wounds will never heal.

30 review for Devil May Care

  1. 4 out of 5

    ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    💥 September 12, 2018: only $0.99 today! Buy it buy it buy it! 💥 ☠ Muahahaha My Evil Cunning Plan Worked and the MacHalos are Hooked on this Slightly Mind-Blowing Series Muahahaha Muahahaha Again Buddy Reread (MMYCPWatMaHotSMBSMMBR™) ☠ ➽ And the moral of this I'm Cunning and I Love It Buddy Reread (ICaILIBR™) is: I want to be a demon when I grow up. But not any demon, oh no. I want to be a Freakin' Amazin' Pippa DaCosta Demon (FAPDCD™). Because they're deliciously ruthless. And delightfully devious 💥 September 12, 2018: only $0.99 today! Buy it buy it buy it! 💥 ☠ Muahahaha My Evil Cunning Plan Worked and the MacHalos are Hooked on this Slightly Mind-Blowing Series Muahahaha Muahahaha Again Buddy Reread (MMYCPWatMaHotSMBSMMBR™) ☠ ➽ And the moral of this I'm Cunning and I Love It Buddy Reread (ICaILIBR™) is: I want to be a demon when I grow up. But not any demon, oh no. I want to be a Freakin' Amazin' Pippa DaCosta Demon (FAPDCD™). Because they're deliciously ruthless. And delightfully devious. And beautifully fucked up. And freakin' amazin'. Obviously. ➽ And the other moral of this I'm Cunning and I Love It Buddy Reread (ICaILIBR™) is: Ice, ice, baby. Yum, yum. And stuff. ➽ And the other, other moral of this I'm Cunning and I Love It Buddy Reread (ICaILIBR™) is: I'm cunning. And I love it. Watch me turn the MacHalos into Slightly Fangirling Pippa DaCosta Maniacs (SFPDCM™) and weep. PS: chaos rocks. You're welcome. Bye now. Oh, and by the way: ✎ Prequel: Wings of Hope ★★★★★ ✎ Book 1: Beyond the Veil ★★★★★ ✎ Book 3: Darkest before Dawn ★★★★★ ✎ Book 4: Drowning in the Dark ★★★★★ ✎ Book 5: Ties that Bind ★★★★★ ✎ Short story & bonus scenes: One For Sorrow ★★★★★ Original review (November 2014): Oh you people should consider yourselves very lucky today because yes, I am actually going to write a short review! Okay, no snickering back there, I can totally do this! "So this was how it was going to be: use the half-blood for her peculiar party tricks. I should have expected it. I’d been used to it most of my life. Why should things change now?" "Not only had I—a lowly half-blood as far as any demon was concerned—done the unthinkable and killed my owner, but I’d trapped a Prince of Hell on the other side of the veil. It just so happened that Prince had been keeping the other demons away. Now he had gone, it was open season on me." Needless to say, it really sucks to be Muse right now. Let's do a quick recap of how things stood at the end of Beyond The Veil here: (view spoiler)[No Stefan. No Akil. Damien isn't nearly as dead has he should be. Muse's demon is subdued by PC34. Adam is a complete bastard (so what else is new?). (hide spoiler)] And so begins yet another wild ride courtesy of Pippa DaCosta. And I can't even begin to describe it because yes, it was that good. The world building is amazing. I love it all: the demons, the Veil, the Institute, the netherworld, the Princes, the half-bloods… What really blew my mind here is DaCosta's writing, especially when the action is set in the netherworld. It's beautiful, terrifying, incredible, mesmerizing… Can you tell I loved it? The descriptions of the demons are fantastic and the fights scenes are some of the best I have been given to read (right up there with those in Kate Daniels and Descent). I have never been a fan of descriptive writing but DaCosta takes it to a whole new level. You get sight, you get scent, you get touch… You really feel like you're living the story from the inside, right along with Muse. And let me tell you, it is exhausting. Heart-breaking. Emotionally draining. You fight. You get hurt. You get angry. You embrace chaos. You let your demon out. You get desperate. You feel lonely. You let your rage out. You lose control. You send them all to hell. Pretty amazing I tell you! And the characters. Oh the characters. Muse has fast become one of my favourite heroines ever. The 'lil firecracker' is one of the most complex, conflicted characters I have ever come across: abused half-blood, out of control demon, woman on a quest for freedom… She is trying to control the chaos within herself and to become her own person but will she ever be able to restrain her demon? Stefan was a huge surprise here as he became an awe-inspiring character (view spoiler)[(who went from control freak to let-it-all out batshit crazy ice demon) (hide spoiler)] in less time than it takes to blink. Akil (the Prince of Greed and of Ulterior Motives) is his usual sneaky ass self. Adam is his usual bastard self. Same old, same old, gentlemen. Oh and I love Ryder. I want more Ryder! I think I'll just wrap this up with a list of random Veil awesomeness: The flashbacks. The demons. Ryder. The fight scenes. Stefan's ice demon. Carol-Anne. The netherworld. Freaky soul infusion. Nica the bitch. Leviathan, Prince of Envy on a mission. Yukki Onna and Kira-Kira. Jerry the vet. Muse going nuclear on demons. Asmodeus, Prince of Lust. Damien. Subject Beta. The scene at the Public Garden. Humans being able to see the Veil. The epilogue. This was good. Really good. "So fuck off, netherworld. The demons can’t have me. Akil can’t have me. Nobody gets to tie me up and chain me down. Not anymore." We're definitely not in Boston anymore Toto! More. I want more. Right now.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Choko

    *** 4 *** A buddy read with the wildest coolest MacHalos on GR!!! Let's get our Demons on! This was fun! More like a dark, tortured, twisted kind of fun, the kind that leaves you rung out, hopeless, helpless, and devastated, but then gives you just a little spark of hope that maybe, just maybe, if things lined up just right, things could get better.... Right, Ms Pippa DaCosta? You will leave us with some hope left by the end of the series, Right? I love Urban Fantasy! Yes, I love its bigger, older *** 4 *** A buddy read with the wildest coolest MacHalos on GR!!! Let's get our Demons on! This was fun! More like a dark, tortured, twisted kind of fun, the kind that leaves you rung out, hopeless, helpless, and devastated, but then gives you just a little spark of hope that maybe, just maybe, if things lined up just right, things could get better.... Right, Ms Pippa DaCosta? You will leave us with some hope left by the end of the series, Right? I love Urban Fantasy! Yes, I love its bigger, older brother just Fantasy more, but I have a weakness for the charm of UF. It comes off as charming, devil may care, young, handsome and rash, but once it lulls you with its unassuming persona, UF brings some of the darkest, sickest and deeply disturbing characters out to play and leaves you stunned by the violence of action and emotional pain it can inflict. Well, this author does a great job luring us in with some possible romance, some naughty half-Demons, and maybe a possible trip to an "Otherworld" destination to meet up with a boyfriend with whom you have been unexpectedly separated, and maybe hook-up again and come back to Boston... It sounds like an adventure of a lifetime! Be careful what you wish for, because things never go the way we plan them. Muse was forcefully separated by both her man candies, Stephen and Akil. They are now trapped beyond the Vail and Muse is not giving up on getting Stephen back, hopefully leaving Akil behind. She is a "guest" at the Institute where they train Enforcers to deal with the illegal Demons who try to relocate to our reality. They have injected Muse with a drug which suppresses her Demon half and have her under their thumb. However, a demon who everyone thought was dead is back and looking for her, and Muse would do anything to awaken her Demon half and run, run as fast and as far as she can in order to never again be even in the vicinity of the sick psychopathic bastard!!! Things get completely out of control and life becomes more painful for everyone involved... This was not a comfortable read, but it read fast and was full of action and peril. It is hard to like any of the characters, but I do find myself rooting for Muse, hoping that she will find her center, her balance, and understand how strong and powerful she truly is! I hope she does, so she can kick all those assholes behinds and show them she will not be diminished by them anymore!!! I can not wait to read the next book in the series!!! I wish you all Happy Reading and may you all find hope in the pages of a good book!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maria Dimitrova

    This was bloody amazing! Why doesn't Goodreads have ratings like a million stars??? It was so much better than the first book! Like a gazillion times better. All that action, the "trip" to the netherworld, meeting (view spoiler)[Stephan's mom - She was the bomb! (hide spoiler)] , Muse dealing with all her guilt and the absence of her demon, gahg! I just can't think, let alone put my thoughts into words! JUST READ IT, PEOPLE!!! 28.10.2016 WARRNING! UNTAGGED SPOILERS AHEAD! Now that I've had a few day This was bloody amazing! Why doesn't Goodreads have ratings like a million stars??? It was so much better than the first book! Like a gazillion times better. All that action, the "trip" to the netherworld, meeting (view spoiler)[Stephan's mom - She was the bomb! (hide spoiler)] , Muse dealing with all her guilt and the absence of her demon, gahg! I just can't think, let alone put my thoughts into words! JUST READ IT, PEOPLE!!! 28.10.2016 WARRNING! UNTAGGED SPOILERS AHEAD! Now that I've had a few days to calm down I'll attempt a more rational approach to reviewing this book. At the beginning of the book we meet an extremely frustrated Muse - she's been treated as a lab rat by the Institute and made to jump through circles in an attempt to please them enough that they'll return her demon. As those of you who have had distant/uncaring parents (or have seen such behaviour) know this is a pointless exercise because this particular type of authority is never truly satisfied. So basically Adam will never agree to returning Muse's demon. At first I was wondering why she even bothers - it's obvious that the jerk will never let her be whole again but then I realise that she's still way too traumatised to think clearly and the lack of her other half isn't helping matters. What Muse needed was a kick in the face to wake up and take a more aggressive stance with the maniacs of the Institute. That kick was provided by the emergence of Damien, Muse's former owner, the one she believed she'd killed. In the previous book the abuse she suffered at his hands was implied more than once, and those who have read the prequel Wings of Hope prior to picking this one up know the depth of his sadism. So it's no surprise that Muse freaks when she learns that he's not only alive but hunting her. Muse might have not fought Adam about her demon when the biggest reason she wanted it back was so she can go to the Netherworld and rescue Stefan, something that deep inside she was afraid to do (not the rescue part, the return to the netherworld) but now self-preservation kicks in and Muse turns bad ass on Mr. Cold-as-the-Antarctic. With a little help from Ryder - the seemingly only normal person to work for the Institute - she manages to get her demon back. Unfortunately it's not enough to save her from Damien and he manages to use her compassion for a woman that had shown her nothing but disgust (I admire Muse for that. Personally I wouldn't have sacrificed myself for a bigot that looks at me like I'm the scum of the earth!) to get his claws into her and return her to hell. I deliberately used the word hell this time because that's precisely what awaits Muse at the other side of the Veil. And Damien has grown even more sadistic in the intervening years. I won't linger here because, quite honestly, this part of the book made my stomach turn. It suffices to say that what he did to her was vile beyond imagination and it took her a while to realise just how deep and penetrating his violation was. And for a while it transported her back in time to that pathetic little girl she used to be. However, the years had made her tougher and that taste of freedom she had spurs her on into looking for a way out. Ryder, bless his heart, secures her the help of Yuki Onna - Stefan's mom - and together they escape Damien. For a while. I adored Stefan's mom. She's funny and strong and unlike that miserable piece of [email protected]#$ Adam she does care for her son. What does it say for Adam - a human - when a demon cares more about his child than he does? Why is such a man in charge of anything is beyond me. That being said, Yuki Onna's help doesn't come without a price. And that's to be expected. She's a demon after all. But she doesn't ask too great a price - just what Muse would have done anyway, now that;s she's in the Netherworld - reach and rescue Stefan. That proves to be a bit of a problem. In the human world 6 months have passed since he sacrificed himself to trap Akil beyond the veil. But here, in the demon world, time passes differently. So instead of six month - more than enough time to go insane and loose yourself in hell - it's been years. long enough in fact for Akil to have lost his status as a Prince of Hell and restored it back. Muse's first run in with Stefan is a catastrophe that ends with her being stuck back with Damien. She held her own against Stefan but was constrained by the fact that she doesn't want to hurt him. The Stefan we knew back on earth is gone so he just sees a fire half-blood trespassing. That fight was magnificent! But then Damien showed up and spoiled all. If you wonder how he found her so fast the answer lies in what he did to her that first night of captivity - he soul-locked her. So now she carries a bit of his soul inside. *shudders* Of all the things he could have done and the things he had done to her this is the greatest violation of all. To have his poison inside... Just thinking about it makes me nauseous. This also means that Muse can't kill him because if she does that she's stuck with his entire soul (if you can call it that) taking residence permanently. There has to be a way around that, right? Enter Akil who promises to free her of Damien's poison in exchange of her help with getting Stefan to cooperate and return to earth. Why would Akil want to help Muse with Stefan you might ask. Because it's the only way for Mr. Hot demon Prince to get back as well. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on the point of view, Damien sees them together and surprise, surprise he isn't happy. In the ensuring battle Muse finally shows what's she's capable of. WOW just WOW. Talking about going nuclear! Violence and chaos and death! Simply beautiful. Following this magnificent display of power, Muse and Akil go nab Stefan and return to earth. That wasn't easy but Muse managed to reach Stefan the human for long enough to get him across the veil. Back in the human world things get from bad to worse with an incredible speed. With the Institute and Damien hot on their tails, our trio has to find a way to 1) Make Stefan see that robbing him of his demon was the only way to protect him from himself, 2) get Damien's touch out of Muse (the way Akil proposes to do that basically switches the bond to him, so go Muse for not falling for that!), 3) Find a way to restore Stefan's demon and 4) kill Damien. To make matters worse daddy dearest aka Asmodeus, the Prince of Lust, finally decides that he has a daughter (now that she's shown how powerful is) and sends an emissary. I like the way Muse told him to get lost because she's too busy right now! Hopefully she'll keep the attitude and tell her father to go screw himself when they finally meet. I think she has the power to make it stick and that will be one hell of a scene. Figuring that Damien will go after her friends first and knowing that she only has Ryder as one, Muse and company split up - she goes to warn the Institute and the boys go to warn Ryder. Arriving at the Institute she finds a folder with all her info, including things that happened long before she knew the organisation existed, on Adam's desk. But because the treat of Damien's too great she doesn't have time to linger. Soon she finds that her former owner is at loose at the building and comes face to face with the heartbreaking betrayal of Nica. I felt bad for the girl because all she wanted was her brother back and revenge against the one she perceived as his murderer. Her death sets in motion a chain of events that ultimately lead to the final showdown of the book between Sefan and Muse and then Akil against a giant dragon like demon with the help of our favourite half-blood. With that spectacular display the "secret" of demons is out of the bag and even the Institute can't stuff it back in. Muse finally grows a pair and tells Adam to [email protected]#$ off and walks away. She's already made more sacrifices than one can ask of her. Including killing Damien without removing the soul-lock first. So now she has to deal with his cancerous presence inside her chest for the rest of her life. Stefan is batshit crazy and blames her for his sister's death and she needs to prepare for when daddy will show up demanding his "ownership" of her. She's screwed and she knows it. In her place I would have crawled up in some lost hidey hole and contemplated the pros of suicide. Muse, however, is made of sterner stuff and already trying to figure out a way to survive it all. And, boy, do I admire her for her guts! The writing of this book is much improved. Muse grows as a character and the world slowly fleshes out without overwhelming us with information. New characters are introduced. It's clear that bigger events are on the horizon and that Muse will need every scrap of strength and ever possible ally to weather the oncoming storm.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Robin (Bridge Four)

    This installment in the series is a little bit darker than the first book. It probably has a little to do that we get to go into the Netherworld, which is essentially hell and Muse is on so many bad guys radar but most of all she is on a sadistic sociopaths which is never good. Muse thought she killed her owner Damien. It has been over fifteen years but it seems that he has found her in Boston and is killing other women to leave as his calling card to let Muse know he is back. First let’s just sa This installment in the series is a little bit darker than the first book. It probably has a little to do that we get to go into the Netherworld, which is essentially hell and Muse is on so many bad guys radar but most of all she is on a sadistic sociopaths which is never good. Muse thought she killed her owner Damien. It has been over fifteen years but it seems that he has found her in Boston and is killing other women to leave as his calling card to let Muse know he is back. First let’s just say that Damien is beyond messed up. He has taken torture to a new height and Muse is in big danger. He tortured and abused her for years and those mental and emotional scars don’t go away as quickly as the physical ones. Lying to Akil would be easier than manipulating my owner. Damien terrified me on a primal, gut wrenching, bowel loosening level. I’d be lucky if I could look him in the eyes without collapsing in a quivering wreck at his feet. You can’t argue with terror. It robs you of all control, snatching coherent thought right out of your body, so you become an animal fuelled by instinct alone, and if those instincts tell you to drop and roll, you do it. I’d have loved to have bravery at my disposal, but it wasn’t going to happen. I’m glad that Muse isn’t some unflappable chick that can conquer everything the first go around. It sucks what she went through in this book and maybe in the long run it will make her stronger but she has some serious baggage. To make it easier on myself I tried to justify it by saying that she is ½ Demonic and so that should ultimately make some of this easier on her but that is a hard sell even to me. Beat me, hurt me, fight me and I’ll bounce back, but be nice to me? I folded quicker than a banker in a high-stakes poker game What I loved was Akil. I found myself really jumping on the ‘forgive Akil everything he is the man for you bandwagon’. I actually don’t know if he has a bandwagon because I haven’t scoured my friends review yet but I really think there is so much more to that demon than what we’ve seen on the surface. I’m not saying he did some things out of the goodness of his heart. He is a demon and so human morals really don’t apply here. But I think that overall he cares about Muse and is trying to do something right by her even if it gets him something (or her) in return. “But if you cross me again Akil, so help me, I’ll find a way to kill you this time.” His eyes lit up at the prospect, as though he’d accepted a challenge I didn’t even know I’d issued. “I’d expect nothing less.” Only demons can get a cheap thrill from a death threat. “This doesn’t mean I forgive you. You can distract my demon all you want with all that power and promise you exude, but my human half doesn’t forgive and forget as easily.” He held out a hand. “I’m not looking for forgiveness.” Hmmm….I’m still not sure what to think of Stefan and I’m pretty sure there is a bit more going on with him and the Institute that he didn’t let Muse in on. Maybe he cares for her but I’m still pretty sure he had his own agenda too. What I’m the most interested in though is what the Institute is up to. The humans that are fighting against the ‘bad demons’ in our world, but they seem pretty ‘bad’ themselves. It does appear that there will be some very interesting reveals in that story arc and I’m looking forward to finding out what they are trying to do with a few Half Bloods. The Veil is weakening and I think perhaps these two worlds are blending. That should lead to all sorts of trouble and entertainment soon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    Actual Rating: 1.5 stars I didn't like it. It feels like a mess. Incongruous, with character that have no sense or reason. And to top it all off, it is boring. Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1) - 3.5 Stars Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil #3) - 1 Stars Actual Rating: 1.5 stars I didn't like it. It feels like a mess. Incongruous, with character that have no sense or reason. And to top it all off, it is boring. Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1) - 3.5 Stars Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil #3) - 1 Stars

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gavin

    Devil May Care was a decent read, but it was not quite so good as Beyond the Veil. Mainly because it was too dark! The first book had its dark moments, but balanced things out by having a bit of romance. This installment lacked both humor and romance which I felt hurt my enjoyment of the story. Things picked up in this one where they left off in Beyond the Veil with both Akil and Stefan trapped in the Netherworld and with Muse blocked off from her demon half. Muse has been pressed into action for Devil May Care was a decent read, but it was not quite so good as Beyond the Veil. Mainly because it was too dark! The first book had its dark moments, but balanced things out by having a bit of romance. This installment lacked both humor and romance which I felt hurt my enjoyment of the story. Things picked up in this one where they left off in Beyond the Veil with both Akil and Stefan trapped in the Netherworld and with Muse blocked off from her demon half. Muse has been pressed into action for the Adam and the Institute. That goes OK until someone starts murdering Institute people and it quickly becomes apparent that Muse's cruel former owner Damien is not quite as dead as she thought. Most of this books really dark moments are sparked by the vile Damien. He is definitely one of the more cruel and vile villains I've encountered in a while. Both Akil and Stefan were absent for the first half of the book and in no shape for any romance when they did appear. In Akil's case it is because he burned his bridges in the last book. For Stefan it is because he is struggling to come to grips with his own demon after letting it control him in the Netherworld. There was some interesting developments towards the end so I'll read the next installment, but I'm hoping it will be a bit more upbeat. Rating: 3 stars. Audio Note: Hollie Jackson was not the best narrator I've ever heard, but nor was she the worst. At least the same narrator has been used for both books in the series which is always a plus.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Devil May Care isn't bad. The author doesn't commit any unforgivable sins. It flows along nicely. It's like a BBC Detective Show, there's nothing wrong with any of them....except they're all the same. And that's really what I'm feeling with this series. It's OK but I've seen it all before. If it was a three book series, I'd probably continue. I already have book three as a part of an omnibus. But I've just noticed there are at least five books and honestly I don't think I have that sort of pati Devil May Care isn't bad. The author doesn't commit any unforgivable sins. It flows along nicely. It's like a BBC Detective Show, there's nothing wrong with any of them....except they're all the same. And that's really what I'm feeling with this series. It's OK but I've seen it all before. If it was a three book series, I'd probably continue. I already have book three as a part of an omnibus. But I've just noticed there are at least five books and honestly I don't think I have that sort of patience.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Devil May Care picks up Muse's story about six months after the end of Beyond the Veil. Stefan and Akil are still trapped in the netherworld and although Muse is determined to get Stefan out she knows she can't do anything without her demon side so she is trying to win the trust of the Institute so that they'll give her the antidote to the drug that has locked her demon deep inside her. As if that wasn't bad enough when she is asked to investigate a spate of murders she realises that her demon o Devil May Care picks up Muse's story about six months after the end of Beyond the Veil. Stefan and Akil are still trapped in the netherworld and although Muse is determined to get Stefan out she knows she can't do anything without her demon side so she is trying to win the trust of the Institute so that they'll give her the antidote to the drug that has locked her demon deep inside her. As if that wasn't bad enough when she is asked to investigate a spate of murders she realises that her demon owner Damien is actually still alive and he's very determined to recapture her as his slave. Without her demon side Muse is defenceless against him so she's going to have to take desperate measures if she wants to survive and keep her freedom. After loving the first book I couldn't wait to see how things would play out in this one and I was completely hooked from the beginning. Devil May Care is a darker story than Beyond the Veil, Muse is really up against it and Damien is a particularly terrifying enemy to face. Muse is at a distinct disadvantage because she is paralysed by terror when he even looks at her and it takes her a great deal of courage to try and fight back after everything he has done to her. Some scenes with Damien made me feel quite uncomfortable but that just shows how good the writing is, Pippa DaCosta has me so invested in Muse's story that I feel everything that she goes through right alongside her and I desperately wanted to see her find a way out of the horrible situation she finds herself in. I'm going to admit that I missed the connection between her and Stefan and even the interactions between her and Akil at the beginning of the book. There wasn't as much romance or humour in this instalment and both characters were missing for most of the beginning of the story. When Akil does make a reappearance he is just as untrustworthy as ever, I still have no idea what to make of him but his character is definitely an interesting one. One minute he'll do something that makes me think he genuinely cares about Muse but the next he'll be back to his usual self-serving ways and I definitely don't trust him to have her best interests at heart. Stefan has been changed by his ordeal in the netherworld, what may have only been six months to Muse has felt like years to him and even though his demon half has protected him life definitely hasn't been easy. I missed the easy banter between Stefan and Muse, I loved the connection that had built between them in the first book and that's all fallen apart here thanks to the circumstances they find themselves in. I really hope they'll get things back on track eventually but I think it's going to take a lot of work on both sides before we see their relationship improve. There is a lot going on in this book and it definitely had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. We meet some great new characters and get to know some familiar faces a little better. The actions of some characters definitely surprised me and it's going to be interesting to see the fallout for certain events in the next book. I'm thoroughly enjoying this series so I'm going to end this review here so I can continue my reading binge!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cathryn

    I fell even harder for Akil in this book. I'm curious to learn more about this world and the developments with Stefan look interesting. Diving into the next one now. I fell even harder for Akil in this book. I'm curious to learn more about this world and the developments with Stefan look interesting. Diving into the next one now.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Pippa DaCosta

    100% better than Beyond The Veil. More depth of character, more world-building, more EVERYTHING. Beyond The Veil was my debut novel and it has many, many issues, but by the time Devil May Care is published (May 2014), I'm a more confident writer. I've learned from BTV, and in Devil May Care, I stop worrying about all the "rules" I should be following and start really stretching my authorly muscles and enjoying the world and its multi-layered characters. 100% better than Beyond The Veil. More depth of character, more world-building, more EVERYTHING. Beyond The Veil was my debut novel and it has many, many issues, but by the time Devil May Care is published (May 2014), I'm a more confident writer. I've learned from BTV, and in Devil May Care, I stop worrying about all the "rules" I should be following and start really stretching my authorly muscles and enjoying the world and its multi-layered characters.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen Davis

    One thing is for sure, Pippa Dacosta doesn’t flinch away from the dark. It’s one thing to know your heroine has endured the stuff of nightmares. It’s another to see it happen on the page. Muse faced a tough battle in the first book of this series, but it was nothing compared to her fight in this installment. That’s because her owner is back. The demon she thought she had killed to win her freedom isn’t only alive, but he’s in the human world and he’s hunting her. It’s only a matter of time befor One thing is for sure, Pippa Dacosta doesn’t flinch away from the dark. It’s one thing to know your heroine has endured the stuff of nightmares. It’s another to see it happen on the page. Muse faced a tough battle in the first book of this series, but it was nothing compared to her fight in this installment. That’s because her owner is back. The demon she thought she had killed to win her freedom isn’t only alive, but he’s in the human world and he’s hunting her. It’s only a matter of time before she has to face him again, only this time she has made an enemy of her former savior, and her inner demon is inaccessible. The deck is stacked against her, and you feel it in spades. I’ve said before that Muse isn’t you’re average UF heroine. She has power, yes, but she is so broken too. It seemed like her victory in the last book really elevated her, but this story really brings home how vulnerable she is –and how virtually alone she is in the world. It makes her so sympathetic, because you see her fighting her hardest to do the right thing, but she is beat down over and over again. She struggles with emotions she can’t contain, the limitations of her nature that she can’t control, and the monsters, both human and demon who would crush her in order to pull her strings. It’s tough reading. But I didn’t want to put it down. What’s interesting to me is how Dacosta makes you feel like you know these characters in one minute, then turns those perceptions upside down. We really don’t know Akil. We don’t know Stefan. Yeah, Damien is pretty one-dimensionally evil, but everyone else lives in shades of gray. We only have Muse’s perception of them all, and she doesn’t usually know which end is up. This is a story with a lot of action. It made me feel things. It’s got dark themes like rape and abuse, so be warned. But it’s not without hope. There are just a ton of ups and downs. And just as much as the story really changed and evolved over the course of book 1, so does it here. That said, this story builds from the first one. It’s not a standalone. Start with Beyond the Veil. Now I’m off to jump into book 3. Rating: B/B+

  12. 4 out of 5

    Liz* Fashionably Late

    "You see me, I know you do. But you fail to recognize me." Darker and crazier than BTV. Stefan got interesting and Akil got sexier, if that's even possible. Better than the first book, for sure. "You see me, I know you do. But you fail to recognize me." Darker and crazier than BTV. Stefan got interesting and Akil got sexier, if that's even possible. Better than the first book, for sure.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather Blair

    Well, this twisted little shit-storm of icy madness deserves a round of applause. What am I supposed to do after this book, huh? Jesus, okay. Sooooo.... Muse is a demon. Half-demon. Fire elemental. With the power of psychometry, reading of metal. And, as it turns out(view spoiler)[bastard daughter of the Prince of Lust. (hide spoiler)] Her life is complicated. But her love life?? Seriously. Her demon half is more than half in love with Akil, aka Mammon, Prince of Greed. A selfish bastard of epic por Well, this twisted little shit-storm of icy madness deserves a round of applause. What am I supposed to do after this book, huh? Jesus, okay. Sooooo.... Muse is a demon. Half-demon. Fire elemental. With the power of psychometry, reading of metal. And, as it turns out(view spoiler)[bastard daughter of the Prince of Lust. (hide spoiler)] Her life is complicated. But her love life?? Seriously. Her demon half is more than half in love with Akil, aka Mammon, Prince of Greed. A selfish bastard of epic porportions who may, or may not, want to rip Muse's human side to pieces. But Akil has also protected her, saved her and tried to kill her more than once. He's suave, hot as hell(hehe) and Muse's demon purrs like a kitten whenever he's around. Then there's Stefan. Would be assasin. Ice elemental. Lethal badass. With legendary control. Her savior. Half-blood like Muse and now wholly messed up from his foray into the Netherworld. A hellish trip that has screwed him up inside and out and broken that control to shards. Oh, and did I mention he took this trip with Akil, to lock Akil in the Netherworld with his own blood, in order to save Muse? Oh yes, it's so uncomplicated. Muse's human half wants nothing more than to save Stefan from the hell she sentenced him to and for months she has been working with the Institute, a cold demon-killing complex lead by Stefan's father. She has been trained as Enforcer, allowing her demon to be subdued. But when young female Enforcers start getting murdered around her, Muse recognizes the handiwork of another demon from her past. One she used to call Master... This book ripped my heart out. The visuals are stunning, from the Netherworld to a Boston rendered ice-bound by the cataclysmic events of the final scenes, it is a breath-taking journey. The cities of the netherworld resembled those of the human realm the way that higher demons resemble people, but the reflections are distorted, twisted and broken. Other Quotes I loved: Form an orderly queue to kill the half-blood. "If I ever have to get that close to the Prince of Greed again, it’ll be too fuckin’ soon. And I ain’t ever doin’ that Star-Trek teleportation crap again, yah hear? I feel dirty .” Beat me, hurt me, fight me and I’ll bounce back, but be nice to me? I folded quicker than a banker in a high-stakes poker game. And finally: Yes, I had a whole scrapbook of new memories I’d like to burn... Yeah, me too, Muse. Me, too. But I loved it just the same. Whew.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    I didn’t like this quite as much as Beyond the Veil, but it was still really good. There was a lot of angst that wasn’t in the first book. Muse’s life had been flipped upside down. Adam the evil bastard who runs the institute had her constrained. She had to do what he asked because it was the only way for her to save Stefan. Working for Adam was a miserable experience. Her work for the institute revealed that someone from her past was coming for her, and life wouldn’t be pleasant if she was foun I didn’t like this quite as much as Beyond the Veil, but it was still really good. There was a lot of angst that wasn’t in the first book. Muse’s life had been flipped upside down. Adam the evil bastard who runs the institute had her constrained. She had to do what he asked because it was the only way for her to save Stefan. Working for Adam was a miserable experience. Her work for the institute revealed that someone from her past was coming for her, and life wouldn’t be pleasant if she was found. A lot is going on with the plot and characters that I can’t discuss without giving away too much. All of the characters in this series have depth. Most of them are written in a way that makes it hard to determine if they are trustworthy or not. Muse impressed me once again. The people who are close to her have hurt her in one way or another, but she still remains a good person. The one thing I have an issue with (and it's only a minor one) is the quasi love triangle. Muse has complicated relationships with two guys. She is only really in love with one of them. The way it’s written it makes perfect sense why both men are in her life and why she isn’t with the guy she wants. It doesn’t bother me like a normal love triangle because she’s not waffling over who it is she wants. Her focus isn’t on men, but on trying to live the life she wants.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marguerite (M)

    Rating : 4.5 stars This series is bloody brilliant. The universe is brilliant. The characters are brilliant. Pippa Dacosta is brilliant. I really don't understand why it took me so long to start reading it. The pros - The writing - Muse. Muse. Muse. Muse. Muse is totally broken and she's one of the most original and surprising heroines i ever came across. - Akil. So. Much. Charisma. Even not around, i can't stop thinking about him. Man, i'm head over heels. - The world. Complex, deep, beautiful and dark. Yup Rating : 4.5 stars This series is bloody brilliant. The universe is brilliant. The characters are brilliant. Pippa Dacosta is brilliant. I really don't understand why it took me so long to start reading it. The pros - The writing - Muse. Muse. Muse. Muse. Muse is totally broken and she's one of the most original and surprising heroines i ever came across. - Akil. So. Much. Charisma. Even not around, i can't stop thinking about him. Man, i'm head over heels. - The world. Complex, deep, beautiful and dark. Yup, that's it. The cons - Stefan. Dude, Muse's Akil's, kay? - The love triangle. Dude, Muse's Akil's, kay? 'kay? 'kay? 'kaaayyy?

  16. 4 out of 5

    ★Moonrise

    I knew from the first book that there was more to learn about Akil, the Prince of Greed and a most powerful demon from the netherworld. In this second installment, Akil's true colors shine! We learn about the complex relationship between Akil and Muse, and get a peek into the history that brought Muse from her tortured life in the netherworld and into the City of Boston, where she did her best to bring forth her human side to live a normal life. Of course, all that has changed, and in this book I knew from the first book that there was more to learn about Akil, the Prince of Greed and a most powerful demon from the netherworld. In this second installment, Akil's true colors shine! We learn about the complex relationship between Akil and Muse, and get a peek into the history that brought Muse from her tortured life in the netherworld and into the City of Boston, where she did her best to bring forth her human side to live a normal life. Of course, all that has changed, and in this book we travel to the netherworld, where chaos is a way of life for those who inhabit the land, and for those who--for whatever reason--happen to find themselves on the wrong side of the veil. Son of a powerful ice demon, Stefan is a half-demon who has worked as an enforcer for the Institute, fighting to rid the streets of Boston from rogue demons. Now trapped in the netherworld, Stefan's true demon form has taken over... and the longer he stays, the more his human side is slipping away. Although Muse has been plotting his rescue for six months, time in the netherworld runs on a different clock, and for Stefan, years have passed... years he's had to ponder his losses, and to develop a grudge against all those responsible for his entrapment. When Muse finally catches a glimpse of his true form she knows he may be too far gone. But there is still one way to set him free. And it involves Akil. Putting her trust in the Prince of Greed is risky business--Akil's agenda is always multifaceted. Still, Muse knows Akil may have one weakness... and it involves her own demon. This is a well written, fast paced, and original tale that kept me hooked to the end! The vivid descriptives involved in the world building brought the netherworld to life in all its fearsome glory! But it was not without beauty, and there were plenty of touching moments. Even in the brutal netherworld there is a human-like side, and times when you have to rely on others. Muse confronts her past demons (literally), and must overcome issues of trust, if she is to survive. A lot is at stake, but as she discovers more about herself she finds her strength... and all hell is about to break loose! A fantastic second installment to The Veil Series! I can't wait for the next book! For more reviews, visit http://www.moonrisebookblog.com

  17. 5 out of 5

    L

    A sensational sequel of intricate multi-layered depth and surreal ‘dreamlike’ quality This extraordinary otherworldly creation is full of quirky idiosyncrasy and refreshing concepts, as to push through convention with originality. Having read and loved book 1 in The Veil series (Beyond the Veil) expectations were high as I delved into this scintillating story, which continues Akil and Stephan’s epic journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Deftly interweaving ethereal paranormal themes withi A sensational sequel of intricate multi-layered depth and surreal ‘dreamlike’ quality This extraordinary otherworldly creation is full of quirky idiosyncrasy and refreshing concepts, as to push through convention with originality. Having read and loved book 1 in The Veil series (Beyond the Veil) expectations were high as I delved into this scintillating story, which continues Akil and Stephan’s epic journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Deftly interweaving ethereal paranormal themes within an avant-garde, fresh futuristic backdrop Pippa DaCosta creates a striking story. Furiously fast-paced from page 1, I plunged headlong into a wondrous world of far-reaching scope, remarkable premise and tantalizing appeal. “He should be dead. I thought I’d killed him. I was wrong…” Shrouded in ambiguity and magnetism, Muse continues to captivate and pull you along a darkly delicious path of uncertainty. As the haunting narrative continues to ensnare the senses and play tricks with your mind, I was once again lured into the Netherworld with bated breath as to what sinister secrets lay waiting… Despite cannily escaping from his clutches, the stronger and smarter fires of hell are readily ablaze with expectancy of Muse’s arrival. No longer a Prince, Akil’s evident weakness and vulnerability only accentuates the increased danger that Muse and Stefan now find themselves in. With a little wit and a will of Iron resolve, Muse must chose between her head or her heart and either forget or forgive in order to conceal lies & deception. Some wounds never heal and yet there is time for making amends, is there not? Tugging at the heartstrings of human emotion and credulously luring you into dark Sinicism, the second instalment within this impressive series surpasses all prior expectations. Once again I was left loitering on the precipice of supreme scepticism, to then encounter such an astounding, mind numbing spectacular sequel! I cannot enthuse enough at how this stirring story transcended precincts of paranormal/ urban fantasy, with innovative ideas and supreme singularity. I would highly recommend such a well-written, readable novel by an author whose series is a steadfast work of sheer brilliance. *I would like to thank Pippa DaCosta for providing me with a signed paperback copy of book 2: in the veil series, to read & write an honest review on. *

  18. 4 out of 5

    Meigan

    After the catastrophic events from Beyond the Veil, the first book in DaCosta's Veil series, Muse's hard-fought freedom was stripped away. After finally being free from her owner, Damien, Muse finds herself once again under the control of another, a prisoner of a different sort. After being forced to work for the Institute, Muse is now an Enforcer, her demon-half still suppressed by her Institute bosses, mainly smarmy and secretive Adam. When enforcers around Muse are discovered to have been mur After the catastrophic events from Beyond the Veil, the first book in DaCosta's Veil series, Muse's hard-fought freedom was stripped away. After finally being free from her owner, Damien, Muse finds herself once again under the control of another, a prisoner of a different sort. After being forced to work for the Institute, Muse is now an Enforcer, her demon-half still suppressed by her Institute bosses, mainly smarmy and secretive Adam. When enforcers around Muse are discovered to have been murdered and/or go missing, Muse knows it's imperative she get her demon-side restored. Especially when she figures out who is behind the killings. Along with a familiar, unwelcome face vying for a reunion with Muse, Stefan and Akil are still tied to the netherworld. Without her demon, any chance of Muse coming to their aid is nil. The longer a half-demon like Stefan stays under, the more damage he undergoes. Time beyond the veil is different than the passage of time on earth. 6 months equates to years, quite a long time for a half-demon in the netherworld to try to retain any semblance of humanity. Akil, on the other hand, can maintain and flourish in the netherworld -- he is a Prince of Hell, after all. Muse knows whose aid she must go to first, but it's not going to be an easy journey. Nothing within the demonic realm is easy. While I found the first installment in this series to be quite good, Devil May Care was so much more. I absolutely love DaCosta's version of hell/the underworld/netherworld, it's exactly as hell should be depicted -- harsh, incredibly painful, unyielding, with a cast of demons to perfectly mirror the bleak surroundings. I also like that in this second installment, she takes readers there to experience the unpleasant, depressing journey right alongside Muse. This change of scenery really added so much more excitement to this second installment and I really felt the characters' despair along with them. I also love the direction this story is taking. While Muse has learned that demons are never to be trusted, she's also slowly learning that humans, too, are very untrustworthy, and not just Adam. As with the previous book in this series, I also recommend this one. DaCosta has created such a rich and interesting world, both her version of Boston and the netherworld. The characters are also a big highlight, each and every one are very ambiguous in their intentions, as all demons should be. Very excited to see exactly where Muse and her demons stand in the next installment. One demon in particular is decidedly different and it's going to be quite interesting to see how that little aspect plays out :)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)

    I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. What can I say about this book, other than the fact I loved it? Well,loads more! For one,the cover is beautiful displaying Muse and her element. If you compare covers from the first in the series (Beyond the Veil) to this one, you can definitely see a change in Muse. The cover is definitely relevant to this story, it gives you a hint about the book. I thought it was wonderfully clever for Mrs. DaCostas to do this. I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. What can I say about this book, other than the fact I loved it? Well,loads more! For one,the cover is beautiful displaying Muse and her element. If you compare covers from the first in the series (Beyond the Veil) to this one, you can definitely see a change in Muse. The cover is definitely relevant to this story, it gives you a hint about the book. I thought it was wonderfully clever for Mrs. DaCostas to do this. The writing is incredible. There's so much realistic descriptions intertwined through the story that you can easily get lost in the book. I loved the fact that when something was described it was simple and easily recognized. For example, when something smelled, she used simple things like the smell of a penny or something like that so you knew what she was talking about. There's also a lot of world building as well that goes into the book, which helps to clarify why Muse had it so rough. It's a rare talent to be able to put a huge amount of detail down without it feeling overwhelming or unnecessary. Mrs. DaCosta has nailed that nailed down. The characters themselves have gone through a drastic change since the first book. Some for the better, some for the worse. My favorite aspect was seeing Muse start to grow into herself and take more control over her demon. It wasn't a sudden change, it happened gradually, but it really resonated with me because it felt natural. I liked the fact that even though as a person she was growing stronger and starting to heal, she still had to back peddle every once in awhile. It was very real, and believable. As for Akil, well it was about time someone knocked him down a peg;). When it came to Stefan, I'm completely torn. It's a thrill to see how he has changed and what he has become, but it's so different that it was a shocker! I absolutely adored this book and this series so far. It's unlike anything I've read before and probably will read for awhile. The writing is clever, witty and very addicting. Once you start this book your not gonna want to put it down. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or just wants a real heroine.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kat Desi

    Six months after Akil and Stephen disappeared into the veil, Muse goes by the name Charlie, working as an Enforcer for the Institute. Three other Enforcers were murdered with their bodies brutalized and when she caught a glimpse of who it was, she was terrified. Muse thought she'd killed Damien--her owner before Akil saved her. He was alive and he's back to take back what once was his. She thought she can just easily kill him again but Damien is different this name, more powerful that ever befor Six months after Akil and Stephen disappeared into the veil, Muse goes by the name Charlie, working as an Enforcer for the Institute. Three other Enforcers were murdered with their bodies brutalized and when she caught a glimpse of who it was, she was terrified. Muse thought she'd killed Damien--her owner before Akil saved her. He was alive and he's back to take back what once was his. She thought she can just easily kill him again but Damien is different this name, more powerful that ever before and he did something to her that only the Princes of Hell knew how to undo. Pippa DaCosta stepped up her game in this 2nd installment of The Veil Series. From the very first page, she had me hooked into Muse's world. Here we learn a little more about the characters, making them more solid that they are almost tangible. Full of cleverly weaved plot twists and turns! The world building of the netherworld was so incredible that I can see the place so clearly in my mind, as if I had been there already. There's more that I want to say but I don't want to risk any spoilers. I love love love it and it is way better than what I had anticipated. And of course, unsurprisingly I still am rooting for Akil/Mammon. This is fast becoming one of my favorite series! I highly recommend it to all fantasy fans! This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. * * * * *

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    This time I am rounding up because I loved the Epilogue. So exciting!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    8 January 2015: $0.99 on Kindle 8 January 2015: $0.99 on Kindle

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jeanny

    Better than the first book, tighter plot, better character development. I rate it a solid 4.

  24. 5 out of 5

    BookWormAli

    I Love Pippa DaCosta!!! She puts me through the wringer every single book! I do tell you that Muse/Charlie needs to catch a break...seriously. This book was packed with action and heartbreaking rule changers. Muse studies to become an enforcer for the Institute, when her former Owner Damien appears on the scene. In this book you get to know Ryder and Charlie better, but what I liked is that you also got to know the demon world and see where Muse came from. Akil and Stefan both face life battles, I Love Pippa DaCosta!!! She puts me through the wringer every single book! I do tell you that Muse/Charlie needs to catch a break...seriously. This book was packed with action and heartbreaking rule changers. Muse studies to become an enforcer for the Institute, when her former Owner Damien appears on the scene. In this book you get to know Ryder and Charlie better, but what I liked is that you also got to know the demon world and see where Muse came from. Akil and Stefan both face life battles, and soul battles. Muse focuses on getting Stefan back but she just might have to bargain with more than she wants. Muse is truly her own savior. In this book you truly see how far she has come in saving herself and why she feels she is the only person she can count on. There are many secrets that she is starting to discover and there is so much of the world left to find out about. I cant wait to read the next installment, and discover more about these characters.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Airwreckah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I get that in fiction things need to be bad before they can be happy ending good, but i really have a thing about torture. It is just not cool. And reading about the broken person that Muse is- it is a bit too much at times. It makes my skin crawl. I will put this series on hold for a while. I may not come back for the last three. While some folks may get their jibblies wibbled by being emotionally tormented by stories, i don't. I don't dig martyrs and the idea of investing 10 hours wallowing in I get that in fiction things need to be bad before they can be happy ending good, but i really have a thing about torture. It is just not cool. And reading about the broken person that Muse is- it is a bit too much at times. It makes my skin crawl. I will put this series on hold for a while. I may not come back for the last three. While some folks may get their jibblies wibbled by being emotionally tormented by stories, i don't. I don't dig martyrs and the idea of investing 10 hours wallowing in the inexorable destruction of a person and their happiness, for side characters who really aren't deserving of the sacrifice, doesnt do it for me. I dislike reading books spun around poisonous ideas of the beauty of self-sacrifice. Its creepy.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elinor Master of Gifs

    So. I liked it. But not as much as a 1000 Revolution book. I don't know why. And it was still good and action-packed and with some Pippa-knows-how-to-crush-your-heart moments and there is a lot of intriguing stuff going on. THE FIRST ONE IS FREE. YOU GET 0.5 (make sure to read it after 1) FREE ON PIPPA FRAKING DACOSTA WEBSITE. AND THIS ONE IS 0.99 RIGHT NOW. WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE ?? GO GRAB THEM !! (Yes, I'm screaming. I mean, 2,5 books of awesomeness for 0.99. Is that not the best deal e So. I liked it. But not as much as a 1000 Revolution book. I don't know why. And it was still good and action-packed and with some Pippa-knows-how-to-crush-your-heart moments and there is a lot of intriguing stuff going on. THE FIRST ONE IS FREE. YOU GET 0.5 (make sure to read it after 1) FREE ON PIPPA FRAKING DACOSTA WEBSITE. AND THIS ONE IS 0.99 RIGHT NOW. WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING HERE ?? GO GRAB THEM !! (Yes, I'm screaming. I mean, 2,5 books of awesomeness for 0.99. Is that not the best deal ever ??) (also it's Pippa Freaking DaCosta SO OF COURSE I'M SCREAMING !!)

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    So far, I'm really happy I found this series. Things just don't seem to fall in line for Muse and everything seems to be a struggle. Kinda like real life, except for the demon part. I like how Muse isn't one to just blindly follow. She uses her head and her heart, even if she can't always act on it. Not a fan of Adam. Oh boy, am I not! This guy might be protecting everybody from demons the best way he knows how, but I'm still hoping he gets his in the end. The ending of this book, I place at his So far, I'm really happy I found this series. Things just don't seem to fall in line for Muse and everything seems to be a struggle. Kinda like real life, except for the demon part. I like how Muse isn't one to just blindly follow. She uses her head and her heart, even if she can't always act on it. Not a fan of Adam. Oh boy, am I not! This guy might be protecting everybody from demons the best way he knows how, but I'm still hoping he gets his in the end. The ending of this book, I place at his feet.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Laura Larson

    THERE she is! The Muse I adored in the prequel. The Muse in book 1 felt whiney... But here is the strong, badass half-demon chick I wanted more of. Here is the reason I continued this series. Book 2 more than made up for the mediocrity of Beyond the Veil. There were a couple (literally 2) typos, and I didn't care for the epilogue being a different POV from the rest of the entire series, but other than those 2 minor things this was a PERFECT read. THERE she is! The Muse I adored in the prequel. The Muse in book 1 felt whiney... But here is the strong, badass half-demon chick I wanted more of. Here is the reason I continued this series. Book 2 more than made up for the mediocrity of Beyond the Veil. There were a couple (literally 2) typos, and I didn't care for the epilogue being a different POV from the rest of the entire series, but other than those 2 minor things this was a PERFECT read.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Anthea

    Next. Please. Can't talk, downloading next book. Love Muse, she is fabulous. All of the characters have so much of a story, I'm hooked. Next. Please. Can't talk, downloading next book. Love Muse, she is fabulous. All of the characters have so much of a story, I'm hooked.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Leanne Crabtree

    Charlie is now working for the Institute, a group who defend against demons who cross the veil, but only doing it in an effort to regain her demon so she can go and hunt Stefan in the demon world. Unfortunately, though, it seems that her old master, Damien, didn't die years ago like she thought and is torturing enforcers of the Institute in a bid to get her attention. Charlie/Muse suffered terribly at his hands as we see in flashbacks and even her demon is afraid of the sick demon so it's a terri Charlie is now working for the Institute, a group who defend against demons who cross the veil, but only doing it in an effort to regain her demon so she can go and hunt Stefan in the demon world. Unfortunately, though, it seems that her old master, Damien, didn't die years ago like she thought and is torturing enforcers of the Institute in a bid to get her attention. Charlie/Muse suffered terribly at his hands as we see in flashbacks and even her demon is afraid of the sick demon so it's a terrible struggle for Muse to know he's back and hunting for her. Eventually, though, they come face to face and she's transported back to the Netherworld. Bad news in the fact she's in Damien's clutches but good news in the fact she can now find Stefan. Things don't always go to plan, though, and we have a lot of struggles in the demon realm as they try to figure out how to get themselves back across the Veil and stop Damien. It was action packed but I missed Stefan for a lot of the book. Gone was the protective, fun guy we met in the first one. His demon has taken over and he's not as carefree as he used to be. It's definitely a bit of a rollercoaster this one. Off to start book three to see if Stefan can control his demon half once more.

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