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The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley #2)

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The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people--like Morgan Kingsley--go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She's also a woman who has ju
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Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Dell (first published January 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Whew! I'm almost at a loss for words. "The Devil You Know" is book 2 in Jenna Black's Morgan Kinsley, exorcist, series. Absolutely fabulous! BUT, you can't read book two without reading book 1, "The Devil Inside", or you will be way behind the powercurve. Also I should warn you that this book is very dark...I would classify it as Urban fantasy with heavy sexual overtones rather than paranormal romance. Indeed, Dell is marketing this series under Spectra, their Fantasy line.

Morgan is back and sh
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Aimee
Wow..I have to say, I really like the direction this series is taking. 4.5 stars. This one was really dark, just like the first. I have a feeling that the next installment in this series will be darker yet. The action just keeps going and the tension just keeps piling up!

After reading other reviews of this one I was expecting the "sexual situations" in this series to be offensive..which I didn't feel in the least. There really isn't an overwhelming amount. More inuendo than anything. And it's a
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chucklesthescot
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Archer
From: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/j...

The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people - like Morgan Kingsley - go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She's also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: everything she once believed about her past,
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Fiendishly Bookish
There are a lot of paranormal authors out there in literary land who have delved into the demon plain. In the demon realm we do have a few heavy hitters: Lilith Saintcrow (one of my favs), Kim Harrison (of course), Keri Author, Rachel Cain, naughty Emma Holly (smoldering) and a spattering of more, but Jenna Black clearly has a distinctiveness of her own.

It's refreshing! I love championing the veritable bad boy/and or girl, and Black's Morgan Kingsley series is a virtual horn of plenty. It's got
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Aimee (Coffee Table Reviews)
This was a good follow up to the first. Things aren't getting any easier for Morgan. Lugh is still stuck in her body. After finishing the first book, I had time to think things over. I was starting to wonder just how this series would play out. How far it could possibly go. I'm liking the direction of it, to be honest. This stands out from most of the other recent books I have read.

What I still love about this series, is that Morgan is strong. She's somehow able to control her body but able to l
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Kathy Davie
Second in the Morgan Kingsley urban fantasy series set in an alternate Philadelphia.

The Story
Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist, a caster-outer of demons in a family that worships demons…so you can imagine how much fun the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are in the Kingsley homestead.

Then Morgan finds out the truth about her birth. Worse, Lugh catches her at a weak moment and hypnotises her into remembering what happened at the hospital and she learns the truth about the "encephalitis" when she
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Mrs. Badass
You know, this series could really be something. The concept is cool. It's just that the writing is mediocre at best. Jenna black is a teller. Not a show-er.
In the two books that I have read, there has been no character growth, and the heroine is a nasty bitch. Now, I'm all for bitchiness when it's necessary, but Morgan is over the top, in your face, trying to be so tough by being telling us how bitchy she is, that it makes me bang my head against the wall and want to put the book down and just
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Marianne
The Devil You Know is an excellent sequel in one of my favorite series: Morgan Kingsley, exorcist extraordinaire, drives out illegal demons from unwilling human hosts. Ironically, Morgan shares their plight as she recently learned she had become host to the future Demon King; Lugh. For some unknown reason, demons cannot possess her as easily as other hosts, and it takes a demon from the royal family to withstand her exorcisms, or possess her. Despite Lugh's strength, she maintains control of her ...more
Janece
Rating this was MATURE, I don't even think I was mature enough to be reading it....
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Ithlilian
After putting this down and stepping away from it for a few months I decided to give it another go. I started at around page 131 and was so interested I went back and reread. There is the obligatory boyfriend drama, and banter between characters that don't really like each other, but beyond that there is an interesting story here. I really did want to know who Morgan's father was and what games Raphael was playing, and I found myself enjoying The Devil You Know. I would love to find out more abo ...more
Starry
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Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
So I read this book in like 6 hours. Seriously, this series just sucks me in. I'm addicted to it.

Morgan still has a lot of the same emotional issues that she has in book 1 and just when she starts to make some progress, she comes full circle. I hope it won't continue to be that way. Anger is a big part of Morgan's personality, but she needs to find a way to stop making it her go to emotion. It hurts her relationships with pretty much everyone. There are times when I don't find fault with her ang
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Anna Tulley
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Seline Blade
This book continue where the last one ended. Morgan have to handle a lot of things in this book again. You get more information about her past and what happend in the Healing Circle, the time she can't remember for long.

Raphael and another demon cost her a lot of trouble and she have some confrontation with her partens, too. I don't want to tell you more about the story because it happen too much too tell you here in short.
I have to say that this book is more better than the first one. The chara
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Gail
In Morgan's world demons walk among humans, or rather as incorporeal beings walk in human hosts to walk in this world of substance. The rules and laws are many. Morgan is an exorcist whose job it is to exorcize rogue demons, ones who possess humans without following the protocols. And Morgan hates demons.

In the last book, she discovers she was unwillingly forced to host a royal demon. She keeps him from controling her except while she's asleep. Because of who possesses her, she is at the center
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Trace
Sorry to say book two by Jenna Black in this series was an absolute shocker! Pity, because the whole concept of this series a kick ass female exorcist fighting against illegal demons on the mortal plain is very interesting. Unfortunately this one fell below par. I enjoyed the first book but felt it could of been better so I picked up the second book in the vain hope it would improve as the series went along. Wrong. I have the third book in the series but I just promptly put them all in the chari ...more
Steph
The second book in the Morgan Kingsley series.
I enjoyed this book just ass much as the first one. The Devil You Know starts off only a few weeks after The Devil Inside. Morgan has been trying to cut herself off from the world. She needs a break, time to wrap her head around the things that are happening in her life. But she soon realises that her problems will not just go away and they're already starting to catch up with her.
Morgan is missing Brian (after dumping him in the last book, she b
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Ashleigh Cartmill
This book was super interesting. I liked learning more about Morgan and her past. The stuff she had repressed must have been super traumatic for her. I can't imagine going through that. I really hope that we learn more about her father eventually. I wonder if he's alive still? And would Morgan actually want to meet him, after he rape her mother? But maybe it was actually consensual. Curse you questions! Anyway, back to the story. Raphael is one of those characters I' not sure how to form opinion ...more
Sarah
This is the second book in the Morgan Kingsley series so there may be spoilers for the first book included in this review. If you are new to the series then I recommend you check out the reviews for book one The Devil Inside rather than reading any further.

Morgan is still trying to get used to the fact that she is now unwillingly hosting the King of Demons Lugh. Luckily Lugh isn't able to take over complete control of her - he is only able to influence her body when she is asleep and he can onl
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mlady_rebecca
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Franny (The Reader's Edge)
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is the second book in the Morgan Kinsley series.

Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist. Her calling in life is to kick demon rear end. Although she would like to exorcise all demons, according to the law, she can only exorcise demons who possess unwilling hosts or who commit violent crimes. Ironically, Morgan is now a host for the Demon King, Lugh. However, she cannot be possessed the same as other hosts. She maintains her ability to know all and control her own body and mind. She is
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Lori Whitwam
Close to 5 stars. Morgan, a legal exorcist, removes illegal (unwanted, uninvited) demons from their hosts. In book #1, she learned SHE is possessed by the king of demons, but for some reason he cannot control her as other demons can their hosts. He can only communicate with her when she's asleep. His being there, undetected, is for his own safety, as one of his brothers is trying to kill him and take over the throne. If anybody figures out that Morgan is hosting him, the only way to kill him is ...more
Bookworms
This book continue where the last one ended. Morgan have to handle a lot of things in this book again. You get more information about her past and what happend in the Healing Circle, the time she can’t remember for long.

Raphael and another demon cost her a lot of trouble and she have some confrontation with her partens, too. I don’t want to tell you more about the story because it happen too much too tell you here in short.
I have to say that this book is more better than the first one. The chara
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78sunny
5+ von 5 Sternen
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Morgan gewöhnt sich langsam daran unfreiwillig von einem Dämon besessen zu sein. Lugh ist kein gewöhnlicher Dämon, sondern der König der Dämonen und wurde auf Grund eines Komplotts unfreiwillig in Morgans Körper geschleust. Jetzt sitzen beide in einem Boot, aber ihre Zusammenarbeit wird durch Morgans Hass auf Dämonen und ein schreckliches Familiengeheimnis erschwert.

Wie kam das Buch zu mir
Dieses Buch habe ich mir schenken lassen und ich habe mich selten auf ein Buch so gef
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Miki
Cet avis a été publié précédent sur mon blog Lecture Toute une Aventure


Jenna Black ne déçoit pas avec ce second tome des aventures de Morgane Kingsley. Action, tension et mystère sont une fois encore bien présents. L’intrigue se dévoile toute en se complexifiant d’autant plus.
On se centre ici énormément sur le passé de Morgane qui révèle bien des secrets et qui est très loin de celui qu’elle imaginait, sur ce plan là j’avoue avoir fait le rapprochement avec la série Rachel Morgane par Kim Harr
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Kimberly
Morgan Kingsley is trying to keep her life as normal as possible, meaning nothing to do with Lugh's problems. The past few months have been hard on her, she discovered that she is possessed by a demon king, her best friend is trying to kill her, someone wants to burn her alive and she is putting her boyfriend, Brian, in danger so Morgan deserves a break. However, she cannot continue on with her denials any further.

Adam, a demon cop, has been investigating Morgan and her family and it seems that
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Lisarenee
I was not going to read this book, but as I tend to do if there is a character that I keep thinking about I'll usually read another book eventually. With The Devil You Know the relationship which is not my thing is the Male/Male relationship. Thankfully, this time it was toned down and there was no club scenes of a S&M nature involved. This one may get a 4 star rating, but I'm still not sure if I'll read the rest of the books. I like the main female character and the main demon character int ...more
Wendy
We met Morgan Kingsley in THE DEVIL INSIDE, she's an exorcist that get pays by the government to well, exorcist unwanted demons. What makes things even more complicated - and deadly - is that somehow Morgan ended up possessed by a demon herself. And just as a ironic twist of fate - it's the Demon King, the most powerful demon there is.

But no matter how powerful Lugh is, Morgan's mental barriers are pretty good and the only way he can control her is when she's sleeping or when she's um, otherwis
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