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Darkness Devours (Dark Angels #3)

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New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur has been hailed for her “smart, sexy”* urban fantasy novels. Now, she continues her Dark Angels series set in the realm of danger and desire known as the Guardian World…Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones can enter the realm between life and death, and she can see the Reapers who collect the souls of the dead. Now, she is using ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Signet Select
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This series is quickly losing it's appeal. Not much happens to push the overall plot of the series. I'm not sure if it's because Keri Arthur is contracted for a bunch of books and wants it to fit or whatever, but I don't think we learned much about the keys or who killed Risa's mother. Even the romance of the series hasn't gained much ground, even though they took the next step. The first book was all set up and these last two were both filler books.

In Darkness Devours, Risa once again finds he
It’s been some time since I read the first two books in this series by Keri Arthur but I found myself remembering a lot about the world-building. Fast-paced and full of action, one is for certain with this urban fantasy book: there is now way that you will be bored reading it!

Risa Jones has a lot to deal with. Too many monsters, an ex-boyfriend and two gorgeous creatures that want her but she doesn’t know if she can trust. Yes, nobody said her life was easy!

I really like Risa. What’s not to lik
Risa is still no closer to finding and destroying the keys that can open the gates of hell. With no word from her Aedh father, Risa is stuck as to how to look for the remaining keys, so to stay ahead of the game she instead tries to find out who the other major players are that want the keys. She's given little chance to research her adversaries when the vampire council forces her to investigate the murders of several vampires.
The overall plot of the series is very slow moving. Instead of conti
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

The last person Risa expected to ever have to deal with was the werewolf who broke her heart. As she well knows after him using her to dig up dirt on her mother, Jak's investigative skills are very thorough, which is exactly what she needs in her search to find the remaining member of the consortium who must be stopped. Meanwhile the Vampire Council is still teetering on ordering her execution order, and she must work to prove her worthiness
Michelle Leah Olson
**ARC Received from the Publisher

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson]:
I have said before, and I will say again, that the Dark Angels series zoomed to the very top of my 'favorite Urban Fantasy series ever' list immediately upon completion of the first book, and each new book that comes along afterward solidifies its position at that precipice.
This installment was absolutely no exception to the rule. In fact, if it's possible, this is the best book yet - though the
Read the 3 star reviews, everyone else has already said it better than I will. There's one by someone named Ferdy, one by Naomi, and one by my pal Pamela/Spaz P.

Look, the book was fine but it didn't add anything to the series and there were a lot of issues. I'm still a fan but the series doesn't have the impact that the other series had. It's tough to be compared to your own work, but inevitable. The biggest thing in this book that stood out was when Risa said that what was going on was far bey
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 4.5/5

Risa can’t avoid trouble and danger, at all. She’s finding herself right back in the middle of it as Darkness Devours opens and even though the key story line is moved a bit to the back burner for this latest installment, Risa finds no downtime as the council and Madeline Hunter are testing her to prove her worth as they decide whether or not to keep her alive, or put an order out for her execution. Even though the main series storyline
Heather Book Savvy Babe
*I received this book for review at Book Savvy Babe Blog*

I really liked the Riley Jensen/Guardian series by Keri Arthur, but I love the Dark Angels series. This series is set in the same world as the Riley Jensen series, and some characters cross over. Risa, the heroine, was a minor character in the Riley series and now she’s all grown up. With each book in the Dark Angels series, Risa’s abilities grow and her life becomes increasingly complicated. Through it all, she maintains her loyalty to he
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Dark urban fantasy that amps up Risa’s relationships and the action.

Opening Sentence: We do what we have to do—we track these people down by whatever means necessary.

The Review:

Risa Jones’ life is once again held in the hands of Madeline Hunter and the Vampire Council. Risa has only 72 hours to prove herself by finding what is cannibalizing vampires or else she will be executed. She is once again drawn into a vampire underworld that she didn
Keri Arthur is one of my top three favorite authors, if not my first. Everything she writes is imaginative, creative, thrilling and sensual. I haven't read a book by her that I didn't like, and with so many under her belt, that's saying something. My favorite series was of course the Riley Jensen series, but this one is a very close second. Risa is a character that will get stuck in your mind. Her actions, humor and kick butt attitude is fun and memorable.

When I first read DARKNESS UNBOUND, I im
So I was doing my normal scan of the book's in wal-mart while I was grocery shopping and then, what do my eyes spy? But a new Keri Arthur book, and I won't lie I did a fan girl squee. Yes, it earned me many a strange looks from the women and children looking as well but it was well worth it.

Keri Arthur is probably on my top five favorite author list. She never gets old and that is saying allot given the amount of works she has written.

I know when I pick up a book with her name on it, I am not go
Pamela / SpazP
I have to just jump right in on this one, not gonna recap...

Maaaaaaan. I WANT to like this series as much as I loved the Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson Guardian series. The Dark Angels series definitely has its own merits and I love components of it, particularly the heroine, Risa Jones. But all through this third Dark Angels novel, Darkness Devours, there are things that really drove me bananas, and totally distracted from otherwise enjoying the story. First off, I. cannot. stand. Lucian, Risa's Ae
Risa, ½ werewolf & ½ Aedh, is neck deep in trouble in Darkness Devours. The vampire council is testing Risa and has arrange a horrific task to eliminated the being murdering villainess/murdering vampire ... their tests don’t stop there. There are Aedh hunting Risa for her ability to bring them the keys they require. Jak, her ex-boyfriend that broke her heart, is pulled back into Risa’s life by her own choice (although Jak’s reemergence is painful, Risa decides she needs Jak’s investigational ...more
Having been an avid fan of Keri Arther for a number of years now, it doesn't surprise those around me that I grab onto any new releases she does. I have loved every book Keri has ever written and was thrilled that she side lined the Riley Jenson series with the continuation of Risa...

Risa's first two books were fantastic, breath taking, but for some reason I can't find the words to fulfil the feelings of this 3rd episode - it simply blew me away!! I don't know what has happened between book two
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LOVED. I think that I am enjoying this series much more than the Riley series. As I said this world and can't get it out of my head! My feelings about Lucian have been right from the beginning..I really dislike him. Love the direction of Risa & Azriel, I think their relationship is written so well. I don't agree with others that feel that this book didn't move the story forward. We are getting to see Risa realize herself what she is capable of and just how far she is willing to ...more
Loved this book. We finally get to see Azriel and Risa's relationship grow in this book. I love Azriel. There is just something about this reaper who is not suppose to feel anything make my heart melt when he cracks little jokes with Risa when she least expects it.

I can't stand Lucian and I wish Risa would just end it completely. I have a feeling he might be behind some of the things going on. I think he has a hidden agenda that's not quite out in the open. She is just blinded by the good sex. T
My quick and to the point thoughts--
There was tons, and I do mean tons of Azriel love throughout this entire book that it just made everything worthwhile for me.
I felt so bad for Risa more times than I could count. I mean, the poor girl is attacked and injured more than anyone I have ever read about, I think.
I loathe Hunter and Lucian with every fiber of my being...and then some, if that’s even possible.
And WTF was this dope Jak doing except wasting precious space in my Risa/Azriel book!?!
Much better than the previous one.And that moment...around 55%...was all I was hoping for since I first started this series:)
Pam Godwin
Third book in the Dark Angels series, this one held as much tension as its predecessors. Arthur is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors because she knows how to write a badass heroine. And she doesn’t tease to the point of frustration. After the first two books, there were certain developments begging to happen. Some writers would tantalize and arouse without a satisfying follow through…ahem, Twilight. But Arthur always delivers, which is why this series remains on my favorites list.
Saiyuki Recca
The sexy, thrilling adventures continue in best-selling author Keri Arthur's new Dark Angels series, set in the realm of danger and desire known as the Guardian World.... Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones can enter the realm between life and death, and she can see the Reapers who collect the souls of the dead. Now, she is using her gifts - and the investigative know-how of a man who broke her heart - to find a cabal searching for the power to control time, reality, and fate. And this is beside ...more
I love this series, there is so much going on that you barely manage to catch a breathe. You certainly never get bored. I will say that the more this series goes on the more like Riley, Risa becomes. I'm still not entirely sure who is actually the good guys. Everyone has their own motivations and they're not all in Risa's best interest - if I'm sure of anything, it's that!
Often a spinoff series isn't as good as the original, but this one has its own identity with many of the same characters orbiting the story. Risa has grown up and has taken on an identity of her own. The tension between her and three very different males is great! She has a toughness doesn't hide her vulnerable side. I liked that.
A.R. Von
It's been some time since I last read any books of this series and I have to say. I got into it as if I read the first two books just last week! I love when that happens!
Now, if only I can have Azriel wrapped in...well nothing. Then I'd be the happiest reader in the world ;)
Look forward to book #4.
Kat Klein
Risa is once again working for the Vampire council, while still trying to find the keys to the portals. The complaint I had in book 2, about Risa agreeing to act as a hunter and adviser for the Vampire Council in exchange for their help in finding her mothers killer is much more evident in this book. In this, the Vampires have ordered her to find and kill (What happened to no killing, we have Cazadors to do that?!) a creature who is killing and eating drug addicted vampires. If she fails within ...more
Barbara Elsborg
I loved all the Riley Jensen books and when the new series started, I tried one and wasn't quite so keen. I bought this one just to give it another try and was rather disappointed. I think it might have helped if I'd read all the previous books because I found it hard to follow all the different elements. There was a lot of info dumping that I can see was needed but just confused me more.
I don't get why there is a picture on the front of a woman with wings. There were no wings in the book unles
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
The story line great! This series is one of the best urban fantasy novels of mine. And it helps that this story has Azriel! The scene when they finally "do it" was to me hands down best ever get together.
oh how I love Azriel...I really liked this book.I don't trust Lucian or like him.I hope she tells hunter where to kiss it and I want her with Azriel:)
wow! I think this is my favorite Keri Arthur book yet! this had me gripped from page 1 and I can't wait for the next book.
Stacey Kennedy
Sigh. Azriel...I want one! Another amazing book that I gobbled up. LOVE Risa! LOVE this world! LOVE this series!! <3
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Other Books in the Series

Dark Angels (7 books)
  • Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels, #1)
  • Darkness Rising (Dark Angels, #2)
  • Darkness Hunts (Dark Angels, #4)
  • Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels, #5)
  • Darkness Splintered (Dark Angels, #6)
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