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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
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
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A new case for Risa is a Council's test to see if she should live or die. She cannot refuse it. This will get her close to the uglier side of the vampire world.

The way urban fantasy depicts vampires today is that they are either wonderful misunderstood creatures or monsters. Even when they have both traits they don't even come close to Keri Arthur's. Her vampires are more horrifying and in Darkness Devours you get to see a part of that viciousness.
And the fact they are the ones who are the
Jul 08, 2012 Ferdy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 15, 2012 Kt rated it it was amazing
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
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
Jun 25, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
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
Fabienne Gilbert
This book is my favourite by far! Purely for the part about 60% in....... sorry was doing my happy dance. I will say around 75%ish it started to get a little boring but as soon as the.... lets call it incident, happened it picked straight back up again. Also the sexual tension in the book had me screaming at times let alone Risa! I will say though that near the start when Risa tell a certain someone to get stuffed, I will admit that I was doing cartwheels. Hell at this point I'm saying to hell ...more
Pamela / SpazP
Jul 07, 2012 Pamela / SpazP rated it liked it
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
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 02, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
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
Jul 21, 2012 Natasha rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 03, 2012 Jessica(WonderlandReviews) rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 29, 2013 Farah rated it it was ok
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Jun 29, 2012 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Risa, werewolf & 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 s ...more
Josephine McNabb
Feb 27, 2015 Josephine McNabb rated it really liked it
So... Risa is no further forward when it comes to the keys. This book centers more on the side missions rather than the overall plot of the series. Her mother is hardly mentioned and it's easy to forget that her death was the reason for Risa's involvement with Hunter.

The bit that really quite annoys me is that Risa seems to be more of a passive heroine rather than an active one, like Gin from the Elemental Assassins series and Kate from the Kate Daniels series. It's like all this stuff happens
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
Sep 22, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: various-supes
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
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Oct 16, 2015 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ rated it really liked it
Risa Jones, is half werewolf and half Aedh, who is reluctantly working for Madeleine Hunter to solve her mother's murder. Risa doesn't like keeping secrets from those she loves and cares about but doesn't really have much choice. Risa's Aedh lover Lucian is keeping things from her and his dislike for Azriel is pretty much mutual. Azriel is a reaper and Risa's protector. Risa is being drawn further into Hunter's web and she doesn't see a way out anytime soon. Can Risa resolve Hunter's newest ...more
Jul 05, 2012 Kristy rated it it was amazing
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!?!
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.
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!
A.R. Von
Jan 25, 2015 A.R. Von rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 09, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it
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.
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Jun 28, 2012 Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
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.
Tamika Grey
It lacks the explosive allure, the pace is too slow for my liking. I'm glad they're all short, cause I couldn't survive reading an uncaptivating story for long. My curiosity is what's kept me reading, I just wanna know what will finally lead Azriel to fully committing to risa.
Nov 14, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Much better than the previous one.And that moment...around 55%...was all I was hoping for since I first started this series:)
Jul 17, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
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.
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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Dark Angels (7 books)
  • Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels, #1)
  • Darkness Rising (Dark Angels, #2)
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