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review 2015-10-31 14:35
The Devil's Metal by Karina Halle
The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle

 

This was okay. Loved the idea, but it lacked a connection, had weak points, and was NOT scary. I got hooked in the end, though, and I'm looking forward to The Devils Reprise. Dawn's family peaked my interest more than the typical rock band and their groupies, but I didn't get enough of her story. Hopefully book 2 will cover it (and blow me away?).

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review 2015-05-04 00:00
The Devil's Metal
The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle an exact mix of Almost Famous ...

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and Drag Me into Hell ...
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review 2013-11-14 21:55
Devil's Metal, Sex, Drugs, Heavy Metal and Demons
The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle

Such a fun and engrossing book! Also freaky and scary, this book is pure entertainment. What is it about Karina Halle that everything she writes should be turned into a movie? Devil’s Metal needs to be a movie. It is the type of story which would be so fun to watch – with popcorn, chocolate and a margarita.

 

I have heard comparisons between Devil’s Metal and Almost Famous, and the similarities are definitely there. A journalist tours with a metal band in the 1970s, lots of sex, groupies, drugs and drama. Yeah, that is the fun stuff. But the similarities end there. Devil’s Metal is told from the first person point of view a young female college student wanna-be music reviewer, Dawn aka Rusty, who is desperate to write for CREAM magazine. The books starts with Dawn at home, before she is on tour. We see her with her family, her friend and we learn of her problems and her hopes. Basically good set-up stuff for the book is laid out for the readers.

 

Quickly into the story, Dawn is on tour with a heavy metal 1970s band that is on the verge of making it big and writing for CREAM. Dawn is not clear why she has been chosen for the gig of her dreams and neither is the band. Devil’s Metal is non-stop drama and escalation. Every scene pushes the storyline to further intensity. There is delicious sexual tension, name dropping of big time metal 1970s stars, party scenes, tension, philosophizing about music, and great discussions on freedom of sexual choices for women – all told in a sexy, fun and compelling way. I listened to the audio version of Devil’s Metal and could not turn it off. Karina Halle has created another great world with a great storyline.

 

Dark magic, demons, murder, cross country travels in a tour bus, rock star excess and sex – that is Devil’s Metal. Who would like this story? Fans of Karina Halle’s other stories would definitely enjoy Devil’s Metal. Fans of spooky tales told in the first person point of view and who are okay with scenes involving heavy drinking, sex and rock and roll will also like this book. Now I am off to read the sequel Devil’s Reprise.

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video 2013-11-04 18:52
The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle

 

Day 5: Name a favorite book you've read featuring a musician as a main or side character.  If you can't think of any, a book with a musical theme or that was based on a musical is good too.

 

The Devil's metal. It's not bad, but it's pretty good for NA. So I'm gonna pick rock for this.

 

 

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review 2013-10-24 14:23
The Devil's Metal by Karina Halle
The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle

My luck with books involving rock stars/bands has been shit so the only reason I even read this was because it was by Halle. If anyone could pull it off it would be Karina. And I wasn’t wrong.

 

Karina has this special knack for originality. She takes ‘common ideas’ and works her magic on them and they come out full of awesome.

 

I actually thought the fact that this book was set in the 70’s would have been a setback for me as a reader but it turned out to be one of things I loved most about the book. It made it feel even more real and gave it a whole other atmosphere.

 

Dawn is a small town girl. She loves music. She is a music journalist but because she is a female most people don’t give her much credit. She hasn’t had a breakthrough in months until she is offered a job to write a piece on Hybrid, one of her favorite bands.

 

Let me start off by saying that the part about her ex -boyfriend has no relevance what so ever. He is only mentioned and that too in the beginning.

 

Getting back to Dawn, I loved being in her head. I couldn’t help but relate to her, from the parts about being disappointed to the whole ‘reviewing process’ and even her nerves about doing the whole thing. She was a great main character. She makes mistakes but she is so strong. Even with all her excitement about being with the band, she isn’t so star struck to pick up on their faults but even then she accepts them because well, they are only human (…. :P :P :P if you’ve read the book you’ll get what I am making tongue faces about).

 

Sage, well, we don’t really know much about him seeing that he is so secretive but as he and Dawn get closer you get to learn quite a bit about. While I liked him, I didn’t really love him until the ending and it wasn’t because we finally got the whole picture about him. It was because of what he did, that truthful moment because if he had said something other than what he had it wouldn’t have worked. Karina knows that too. So she did justice to his character by making it end the way it did. I actually cannot wait to read the next book and be in his head and see how things turn around with him.

 

The band was so FUN to read about. Their interactions with each other, their interactions with Dawn. EVERYTHING. I loved getting to know them better. Seeing their faults and weaknesses. My favorite one out of all of them was Bob, yes he wasn’t a band member but I cannot help but adore him. He is so cool!

 

Jacob, however, was the most interesting of the lot, even more so than Graham. He was the one character who you couldn’t quite pinpoint. What were his motives? Was he the good or bad guy? It wasn’t until the end when you actually got a little insight into his character.

 

The plot was pretty amazing. It was pretty fast, I found myself worrying the book would end too soon, which it did. I will however admit to expecting more in the ‘creepy’ area from this book because compared to the creepiness level of her EIT series, this was nothing.

 

I cannot wait to read the sequel and even my short wait for about a week seems too long.


READ THIS PEOPLE.

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