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Bane (The Devil's Roses #2)

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"Ari, this is Aimee James. She’s different, like you.” The old lady smiled brightly, “Until you get to know each other, I wouldn’t go holding hands. Who knows what’ll happen.”

This is the second book of the completed series, The Devil's Roses

Aimee is now a Devil's Rose. She has a ring that makes her brand of deadly force acceptable. She has killed every flavor of bad. Vamp
ebook, 264 pages
Published April 4th 2012 by Tara Brown Publishing (first published April 3rd 2012)
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What a crazy mess of nonsense/madness/heartbreak/heart wrenching/drama/murder/action/adventure/awesomeness.
Jun 25, 2013 EndlessReading rated it liked it
In this book we learn of Ari, a young early, 18 years old who didn't have the best up-bringing in life.

Her mum died, just a little after she was born, her uncle abandoned her to an orphanage, where all sorts of horrible crimes got committed by the nuns & Father there. Bane was tragic. The abuse and pain the kids suffered by the people is at it's height. I felt the way the author portrayed the street kids and abuse and the orphanage was done very brilliantly, without having to go into too muc
Mar 12, 2013 Aperl18 rated it liked it
I read the first book and I decided to read the second. I did not like the second one nearly as much. This book was confusing and hard to follow. The constant going back in time and everyone now knowing what they were doing or who they were supposed to be with was hard to follow. I was also disappointed that there wasn't more of a plot line involving Aimee and Shane (they are my favorite two characters).
However, the book still left me with a lot of unanswered questions so I think that I will bu
Ashley Williams
Jun 03, 2012 Ashley Williams rated it it was amazing
The best way to say it.. I love this book series!!!
I am an avid book reader, having read 34 books so far this year. Bane is one of the best follow up’s I have ever read. It has more action, romance, and characters than the first book. I felt Cursed was slightly predictable, but had no clue where this book was going from chapter to chapter. I read it in one, six hour sitting.

The story begins in the desert, with the introduction of Ari. She’s a plain teenage girl, working at her uncle’s restaurant
J.D.  Berner
Mar 08, 2013 J.D. Berner rated it really liked it
Tara Brown undoubtably has one of the most creative minds I've ever seen. The paranormal world she creates is like none other, where the Devil is actually a good girl and Jekyll and Hyde make cameo appearances! After reading Cursed, I expected Bane to pick up with Aimee, right where she left off. Instead, we are introduced to Ari, as she undergoes a change into a super being and is indoctrinated into The Roses. As we learn about Ari, we also get a better understanding of this secret organization ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
How do I start this review? Hmm...I really, really liked it!! I loved how Ari was introduced. And I love her power! It's unique and I've never seen it done in any other books I've read thus far. I love how you see things through Ari and Aimee in this install.
Ari has this unique gift that the dark side wants to destroy. She meets the most wonderful mother figure named Lydia, a ghost maid named Annabelle, a demon, a vampire and a few shifters. Ari falls in love only to have that reality changed a
Jenny Whetzel
Nov 16, 2015 Jenny Whetzel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I was very impressed with this book; this author has such an interesting way of thinking. She introduces this certain sci-fi gift/power that literally blows my mind when I stop to think about it. I became a little confused but not enough for me to stop reading the story. After reading this book, there is no way I can stop the series.
May 30, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorite
This series becomes less of a guilty pleasure and more of just pleasure. Bane was tragic. The abuse and pain suffered by people is at it's height. I felt the way the author portrayed the street kids and abuse and the orphange was done very tastefully. We knew without the discription. The introduction of the new characters combined with Aimee and Aleks and Shane was well done.
Nov 27, 2014 Kyliecallme rated it did not like it
Honestly, I can't understand why there are so many good reviews for this book! It makes no sense! Convoluted, nonsensical plot... Insta-love... Crappy teen level dialogue.... Entire paragraphs to describe someone's clothing! The weird, choppy timeline... And my god- The typos and misspellings! (More of those in the first book than this one, but still.)

I finally burst out laughing at 73%, when after yet another Ari timeline switch, Aleks jumps up & out of NOWHERE proclaims, "I know what it is
Ooh I'm a sucker for sci-fi and the character of Ari makes my nerd soul sing. Multiple time lines and the devastating consequences of of a single touch on multiple people? That being said, this author is a sucker for love triangles and sex. Still a fast read and I loved some of the more subtle themes.
Angela Adams
Jun 03, 2012 Angela Adams rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Angela by: The First Novel
What a difference from the first book. Very intense and dark, almost gothic. I loved the scene when Lorri aka Lucifer rips the head from the supposed villain. She doesn't even let her finish her villain monologue. The Devil's Roses a great series. I read all three books within hours of each other.
Jeanette Crump
Jul 17, 2014 Jeanette Crump rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Tara Brown nails it! Great storytelling continues in this installment of the Devil's Roses Series. We get to keep our same characters and add a few more and they all mesh smoothly. This book is intense, keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down. It draws out every emotion imaginable. It is witty, good, evil, humorous, happy, and sad--what a roller coaster! Can't wait to read Hyde. I would certainly recommend this book (this series) read in order to anyone! No matter y ...more
Jade Simcox (2 Girls Who Love Books)
I really enjoyed Book 1, Cursed and couldn't wait to jump into this book.
I loved that in this book we learn about a new character called Ari, she has a special gift but she doesn't realise how special it really is until she comes to use it.
I also loved the fact that we still have Aimee's POV, she is the main character from Book 1.
We see all these different lives Ari has lived and I really enjoyed the way they we portrayed. While reading you knew straight away there had a been a change with Ar
Kathy Harrington
Jan 23, 2013 Kathy Harrington rated it really liked it
Shelves: were
I found this book a little hard to start. Once you get into it though, it gets easier and better. Not as good as the first, but it held its own. On to the next book.
Jun 25, 2014 Leilani rated it it was amazing
What an extremely fun read, it was very entertaining and alway changing. I got confused at first but the more I read the more everything made sense. Everything was exciting how things were alway changing and how one persons choice can have a profound effect on others. This book was a butterfly effect read so enticing. The characters were all fun and has a lot of love triangles, which was engrossing to read about. It pulls the reader in and all the consequences were intense, there is some harsh s ...more
May 15, 2012 Dagmar rated it really liked it
This book did not disappoint ! It is so refreshing to see the vampire/paranormal theme take such a different twist. I am looking forward to book 3 !
Jun 11, 2015 C rated it it was amazing
*Note: I am writing this review after finishing all of the books in this series.

Out of all the books, this one was my favorite. I adored Ari and could feel how upset she felt throughout the whole thing. I loved how Aimee is continuously in this book as well.

Great idea bringing in previous characters that we have seen in prior books. This book was a great follow up to the first in this series and began to answer a lot of questions that you may find yourself asking after the first book is finishe
Yianna Yiannacou
Apr 29, 2014 Yianna Yiannacou rated it liked it
I give this book 3.5 stars. I would have given it 4 stars but the author kept changing the past which affected the future and I just wanted to keep things the way they were and make them less confusing.

This book is about a girl named Ari. She thinks she is a normal girl working at a diner until she passes out from the heat. Her uncle, the man who raised her, is by her side when she wakes up. When she touches him, she sends him back in time and he chose another route instead of adopting her which
May 27, 2012 Marsha rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
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Heather andrews
Jan 13, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
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Melissa Stickney
Feb 02, 2013 Melissa Stickney rated it it was amazing
If you loved Cursed then you will be smitten with Bane.

The story starts off by introducing you to Ari. She is a seemingly normal giil living in the desert of New Mexico. Her mother died when she was a baby and she has since been living with her uncle. Her days consist working at her Uncle's restaurant and running, which is an avid love for her.

One day after one of her runs Ari starts to feel ill. Thinking its just the flu she retires to bed, but when her Uncle comes to check on her the "illness"
I have to say I love this author. I am so thankful I found the first book of two of this author series on hundredzeros because I have fallen in love with her writing. I am also thankful her ebooks do not cost more the a hand held copy. Nothing bothers me more than paying the price of a print copy for an ebook. I have bought all of her Born series just because it is that awesome (I only pay for ebooks if they are great) and will be purchasing these as I read them.
Now on to the review. I really en
Stefanie Kral
Aug 11, 2014 Stefanie Kral rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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Bane (The Devil's Roses, #2)
by Tara Brown

Stefanie's Review
4 Stars

OK.. Can I start off saying I loved this book even more then I loved Cursed??!! I honestly did not think that was possible. But, guess what.... I did...

The story starts off with Ari living in the desert of New Mexico working at her uncle's restaurant. Her favorite thing to do is run. Ari runs every chance she gets. One afternoon after going for her d
Sep 19, 2013 Tamsyn rated it liked it
Recommends it for: all friends
Actual Rating 3.5 Stars

So Bane is book two in the The Devils Roses series. And in this book, we meet Ari, who like Aimee from book one, is gifted with special powers.

I really liked this book and I was glad that it answered some unanswered questions I had from Cursed. I have read in some ones review before, that they thought there were too many characters to keep track of. I sort of agree with this. The range of characters is a good thing, although, at one point I read one characters name and tho
Sabrina Riley
Feb 04, 2013 Sabrina Riley rated it it was amazing
Bane is a perfect continuation of what started in Cursed; another character, Ari, that reaches out and pulls you in to her mind. And the best part is, we still get Aimee from the first book, along with several other characters you will love (and sometimes hate.)

More is revealed in this book about the Devil's Roses, although it becomes easy to see in this book that the next 3 books after this will be necessary to effectively tell the rest of the story.

Take what you have heard about all of the sup
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Oct 29, 2013 Lynn 2 Girls & A Book rated it it was amazing
I don’t how Tara Brown keeps it all straight in her head. She has got to be OCD. I just finished Bane, the second book in the Devil’s Roses series, and all I can say is WOW! I enjoyed Cursed (book one) but it had nothing on Bane. Bane is non stop action from page one. We pick up with what Aimee has been up to and how she has progressed to become a Rose. Aimee is living in a boarding style home with other Roses including Aleks. Its kind of run by Lydia who helps new recruits learn about their pow ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
Bane was much better for me than Cursed was. We get a whole new cast of characters but our familiars from Cursed (Aimee, Aleks, Shane) all still appear though the focus is not on them. The way the plots weave together is quite exceptional. Tara takes us down a darker path this go round and it is intense. Ari is just a normal girl until tragedy hits .... from her own hands. Using a gift she wasn't aware she had changes her entire world. A lifetime of memories of suffering pain, abuse and loneline ...more
Jan 31, 2013 Renay rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, in the beginning I was slightly confused, as I think a lot of people are, but stick with it, it makes sense! I don't get why people get all hyped up about the twist on the generic religious views, big deal, it's FICTION, get over it! I don't think that this book deserves some of the crappy reviews it's gotten because people got their panties in a knot because the author decided to put a spin on things.

Anyway - Ari is awesome, I really like her, and actually, all of t
Aug 19, 2013 Lonely added it

"Ari, this is Aimee James. She’s different, like you.” The old lady smiled brightly, “Until you get to know each other, I wouldn’t go holding hands. Who knows what’ll happen.”

This is the second book of the completed series, The Devil's Roses

Aimee is now a Devil's Rose. She has a ring that makes her brand of deadly force acceptable. She has killed every flavor of bad. Vampires, shifters, weres, demons, Nephilim. She has lived through nearly every kind of loss, and yet that still can't p
Jan 07, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
In this book we get to meet Ari. Ari can make some one go back in life with just one touch. She can change someone's life for better or make it worse. Not meaning do to it she changes her life three different times. Each life is different from the last. She has memories from each life and is battling with herself to remain the girl she has always been. Old characters return and we get to meet a lot of new ones like the hot brothers Lucas and Ben. We get to learn more about the Roses and what the ...more
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