The Devil’s Metal by Karina Halle
Series: Devils (#1)
Published: September 19th 2012
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Summary: “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 University. 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.”
Note: This review was posted originally on Goodreads in September 30, 2012.
SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK N’ ROLL
This is all what the book is about!
Adding the supernatural factors you get a DELICIOUS, FABULOUS, WANT-TO-SLEEP-BUT-CAN’T-UNTIL-FINISH book!
Let me start by saying that after reading “The Devil’s Metal” I’m most definitely going to read Karina Halle’s other series EIT. This is just how awesome this book is.
So, when I first started this book I was expecting something totally different. As the story progressed I was obviously trying to formulate in my little head what the hell was going to happen in the next chapter. Let me tell you, I was almost never right! And that is what makes this book so good.
This is a page-turner. The plot never gets boring: Dawn wants to be a professional music journalist and gets the chance to go on tour with her favourite band, Hybrid, in order to write an article about them. However, there is a turn of events when strange and really creepy things start to happen: who else was really scared when Dawn wakes up in the middle of the night and starts hearing things in the bed below and suddenly there’s the sound of something really heavy falling on the ground and then being dragged?? Of course there is romance in the middle and really mysterious guys.
In fact, I was not expecting that ending Sage does not end up (officially) with Dawn. There were, however, hints pointing to something that was, let’s say, a little obvious by the last part of the book, but that is definitely going to make (I HOPE) a second fabulous book!