The Devil's Metal
It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington State College. But all her plans are left in the dust when... show more
It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington State College. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by Creem magazine to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid. At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places – they’re going straight to Hell. And Dawn has a backstage pass.
Publish date: March 8th 2013
Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: Devils (#1)
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. Ho...
an exact mix of Almost Famous ...and Drag Me into Hell ...
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 ma...
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 t...
Karina Halle is brilliant!!Not only are the characters so real and likable but the plot moves so well.It felt like a movie being played out in my mind!!She has become one of my favorite authors not only for her writing style but her strong character developments and the fantastic plots!!Let's start ...