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The Devil's Own

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Delaney Murphy has always known she's the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expects to inherit all her father's infernal abilities. When her newfound magic begins to poison the people closest to her, Laney must make a choice. To protect the world from the worst she can do, she leaves everyone she loves behind and builds a new life for herself, alone, in a place where she can control the urge to give in to the magic living within her.

But when she recognizes a familiar pattern in a string of murders, Laney leaves her peaceful, isolated life behind and goes on the hunt, unleashing a threat she never dreamed possible. Confronting this menacing specter could mean giving in to temptation and becoming the one thing she fears most. Will she use her magic to do the right thing, even if it means hurting the ones she loves?

224 pages

First published April 20, 2019

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K.A. Fox

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USA Today Bestselling Author K.A. Fox is a proud military brat who has lived all over the world but now calls the Midwest home. When not writing, she can usually be found hiding somewhere with a book and a bit of chocolate or chasing after her own adorable Hell Hound.

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3,129 reviews262 followers
March 24, 2019
The Devil’s Own is a fast, fun and extremely original take on the “spawn of Satan” or should I say rock star…

Delaney is the Devil’s daughter whose life sucking, and siren abilities have driven her into self-isolation.

Deciding to take on a demonic serial killer brings Delaney to the attention of some people that cause some major friction between her and her father.

Fearing for Delaney’s safety, her father sends a few hell powered protectors to watch over Delaney while he deals with trouble in hell.

I found The Devil’s Own a really great start to a very engaging new storyline and characters that I’d like to explore more.

I received this ARC copy of The Devil's Own from Acorn Publishing. This is my honest and voluntary review. The Devil's Own is set for publication March 9, 2019.

My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: K.A. Fox
Paperback: 301 pages
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: March 9, 2019
ISBN-10: 1947392484
ISBN-13: 978-1947392489
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Children Fantasy

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3,015 reviews333 followers
April 10, 2019
Rock n Roll may be the devil’s music and the devil may be in the details. Here’s what might be termed an urban fantasy and paranormal romance, sure to capture the young adult interest. The devil is a retired rock star and his daughter has discovered she has certain powers as she reaches her teenage years. Unfortunately, the demons of this world won’t leave her in peace and not even the hounds of Hell can keep them away. A quick easy read, although not always fully believable and not really up my alley genre-wise. Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review.
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402 reviews51 followers
June 5, 2019

I’m trying to figure out what I liked about this book, if I liked anything about it but it’s hard. The blurb was so good I thought the book would be just as interesting but alas, it wasn’t.

At first, the book started out good with an intriguing scene but it went downhill from there. The story took a long-winding road that went on and on in directions that didn’t connect and felt out of place and odd. Instead of meaningful writing that added to the plot-line, the scenes stretched out with information that could have been left out.

Something else that struck me as odd was that the characters felt wooden. There was a depth that was missing as if they were all going through the motions of a play and reciting from the script. The events in the story felt disconnected and there was a love triangle that just felt wrong. This book wasn’t for me but maybe it will suit others better.

***Note: Received from Netgalley for an honest review.

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703 reviews22 followers
June 3, 2019
2.5 stars for the first in this new series full of magic, mayhem and just the right amount of danger and romance!
Laney is a great character, she’s got power and is coming to terms with what that means and how she can wield it in a world where she’s still essentially controlled by her father.
A series of crimes alerts the enemy to Laney’s presence and that is Not.Good...

It’s absolutely perfect for fans of the tv show Lost Girl.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this.
Profile Image for Montzalee Wittmann.
4,564 reviews2,312 followers
May 13, 2019
The Devil's Own by K.A. Fox is a terrific book about magic, demons, a gal that wants to help people, her father who loves her and happens to be a dead rock star and the devil, a stray dog that isn't a dog, and many other very interesting characters! I requested this awesome book from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I love how the plot and characters come together! Secrets are revealed, the great unique characters and suspense, and interaction between characters... all kept me glued to the book. Can't wait for the next one!
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797 reviews17 followers
April 29, 2019
It's a very good first book, it got me hooked from the first page to the last! I'm really curious what will happen in book two
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Author 11 books73 followers
February 12, 2021
Mamma mia ragazzi, mamma mia.
Non lo so come iniziare questa recensione, davvero, mi sento piena di emozioni, ansie, amore e sclero.
Questo è un libro che mi ha presa così tanto che non potete neppure immaginare.
Dunwich non si smentisce mai, porta tra noi solo opere che meritano complimenti su complimenti. Quindi brava brava all'autrice.
Suscitare ansia nelle persone non è facile, anzi è più difficile del suscitare qualsiasi altra emozione e La Figlia del Diavolo mi ha donato non solo quell'emozione, ma tutte le altre!
Ma ok, andiamo per gradi.
Di cosa parla il nostro bel libro?
La nostra protagonista è Delaney. Sin da giovane ha sempre saputo la verità della sua nascita, il peso che essa comportava: è la figlia del Diavolo.
Ma ok, può conviverci, può andare avanti... o almeno pensava fosse così fino a quando i suoi poteri non iniziano a palesarsi, toccando le persone a lei care.
Spaventata da cosa inizia ad accadere, del suo non controllo, decide di allontanarsi da tutti e provare a convivere e a gestire la sua magia demoniaca, lasciandola libera di sfogarsi dove non potrà colpire nessuno.
Poi però qualcosa inizia ad andare storto ancora una volta quando una serie di omicidi iniziano ad avvenire con uno schema che per lei cominciano ad avere una certa logica. La sua voglia di agire e risolvere la situazione la spingerà nelle tenebre più assolute, contro un nemico temibile che la spingerà a dover far un forte uso della sua magia.
Ma quanta positività può portare il suo sangue demoniaco? Quanto può fare del bene senza cadere nella tentazione del male? Quanto i suoi poteri non rischieranno di divorarla trasformandola nel mostro che teme e vuole evitare?
Una trama con svolgimenti inaspettati, emozioni indecifrabili e di una bellezza unica. La lettura ti prende dall'inizio alla fine, non riesci a staccarti dalle pagine per sapere cosa accadrà dopo.
La scrittura è semplice ma d'impatto, mai banale o ripetitiva.
Insomma, questo libro non ha niente che non va! Dovete leggerlo! E io voglio già in Italia "Judas Kiss".
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Author 51 books397 followers
July 20, 2019
The Devil's Own has a fast-paced, blood-pumping opening that jump-starts the novel.  Unfortunately, the rest of the book slows down to a crawl.  There were many interesting characters and situations, but they weren't developed as well as they could have been.  Much of the story takes place at Laney's home where, instead of being a kick-ass heroine, she was in hiding.  And while it was very cool that her dad was the devil, Angus Murphy didn't do any devilish things.  He was a great father figure, and was protective of his only daughter, but other than that, he did nothing impressive.  The writing in this book was very good, but the plot was simply too slow.

Three out of five stars.  Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
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140 reviews44 followers
June 19, 2019
K.A. Fox introduces to us, in her fantastic debut, the magical world of Delaney Murphy and her monumental world of demon hunting...

A wholly and meticulously refined, split-world of Demon multi-species (with a healthy dosage of half-species to balance the odds), is constructed across hundreds of spell-tactular pages, depicting an Above and a Below: one is life on Earth with a seemingly typical teal-sweater and worn-jeans with tennis shoes wearing 24 year old, who happens to be the daughter of the Devil; and the other, is life in Hell, and that of the enraged and arrogant man himself: the Devil. He's an enraged and arrogant Devil, but for what reasons?

Within this creation we've got a mixture of Golems, possibly a Vampire, maybe a Succubus (yes, a sucker, of sorts; the soul that is... the soul!), and some things from a child's worst nightmare, to name a few. Let's just describe this mix as a universe of all the kinds of Demons you can think of and you've got a scary set of decisions ahead to say the least if you were a demon-hunter doing your upmost to both avoid and abolish these same beings that see you both as a tool to be used and as a valuable weapon.

Add a dozen or so carefully constructed characters into that mix: some family, some friends, some allies to join alongside on the highway of bad things to come, a background of past and present spell-binding relations, and the possibility of a complicated love triangle of emotions, and you've got the first in the series of The Devil's Own: Murphy's Law.

Maybe chuck in a few spells, it is a fantasy after all, some: Protection, some Tuth-telling, some Purification; add some Binding for good measure, and - shall we? - yeah... some magic drinks just for the sake of it; I mean everyone could do with some relaxing from time to time, right?

Oh yeah, and the back-drop is set against some places in the Midwest of America.

Ah, but, will there be a bringer of the Apocalypse, or something of the sort, I hear you ask? Well, just read the thing and find out! :D

There's also something that's being talked about, something about a diner that's next to a shop that's next to a bed & breakfast that looks like a Victorian home, where there's a red cobbled street, in the heart of the old downtown. Something about delicious pie and ice-cream... apparently there's a bright green door. It shouldn't be too hard to find especially when I get myself one of those rechargeable Trackers that people also keep talking about.

FYI, re: that shop we glanced over just now, be careful: it takes cash only and gives no change.

PS: However you proceed, and in whatever you do take this advice from what somebody once told me, always be careful when making deals with the Devil. :). Also... best get to the gym now, you'e going to need to practice your haymaker swings, and eh - Oh Yeah! - bring a fireplace poker, you're going to need it...

Now for some pictures of dogs:

Aw, cute...

Don't be deceived, this little guy's a killer...


You've been warned...

Profile Image for Tonja Drecker.
Author 3 books185 followers
April 24, 2019
Fast pacing, magic, a pinch of darkness and a heroine full of spunk make this a fun read.

Laney is the daughter of the devil, which sounds like a pretty ominous role to play, but she decided a while ago to stay on Earth and live as much of a normal, human life as possible. After all, her mother is human too. Thanks to a catastrophe in high school when her powers suddenly appeared, she's decided to live a pretty isolated life. That is, until she decides to stop a demon on a killing spree. That situation pans out pretty well, and she returns to her isolated life only to discover that it's not going to be that way anymore. Thanks to her dangerous escapade, her concerned father has appointed two unique bodyguards to stick to her like glue. That doesn't include the detective she accidentally created a bond with. Now, he won't leave her alone. Add that to a mysterious, approaching danger, and she's got her hands full.

This was simply a fun read. I enjoyed Laney quite a bit. She's not perfect, holds spunk close but wears her heart on her sleeve. She's at odds with her own identity, but this isn't one of her negative attributes. She makes mistakes, which are very fitting to the age group and her personality. It's just exciting to join her as her world turns more upside down than usual and root for her the entire way.

There are hints and pokes at romance, but this is a very slow burn. The concentration remains on Laney and the demons she's up against as well as her father-daughter relationship. It's a nice balance, which makes for an entertaining read with a dash of depth while keeping action at the highest priority. I can't wait to see how this end of things continues in the series.

The writing pulls along and keeps boredom away. There's enough character depth to keep things interesting without going too deep or emotional. Only the ending bothered me a bit as the big battle was a little anti-climatic and too tidy. But it wasn't enough to ruin my desire to read the next book in the series.

Fans of strong heroines, demons, magic, action and a tad bit of romance will like this one.

I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed the story very much.
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547 reviews21 followers
June 9, 2020
Delaney Murphy is the daughter of the dead rock star Angus Murphy; of course, since he’s really the devil he only faked his death for his fans for reasons I’ll leave the reader to discover.

Laney has a house that she bought from Miss Tilley, who’s an interesting character in her own right. She isolates herself away from others because of some abilities she inherited from her father. Unfortunately, some enemies of her father and someone else has now discovered her whereabouts and are trying to kill her by hurting those around her. To keep her safe Angus has sent Callum and Moose, but they are not her only protectors. The whole town has been protected by the Tilley town since it was founded, the protection doesn’t reach her house but everyone does their best to help her as needed. There’s also an unexpected person that’s joined Cal & Moose with her at the house.

**4/5 STARS: I received a free digital ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest, unbiased review. I sincerely thank Netgalley, author and/or publisher for giving me this opportunity.**
April 21, 2019
I loved this book so much, so much to keep you interested, good twists on good and evil and a great main character. Took some time to pick it’s pace up, but when it does a great read

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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Author 6 books55 followers
October 15, 2019
My reading tastes tend toward classic Gothic fiction from the nineteenth century. (Think Frankenstein, Dracula, In a Glass Darkly, The Castle of Otranto, etc.) K. A. Fox’s urban horror novel, The Devil’s Own: Murphy’s Law, Book One, is very present day, but it had me going nonetheless from first page to last!

The main character, Delaney Angelique Murphy, “Laney” for short, makes her home intentionally in rural Nebraska outside of Omaha. Most of the time, she wants to be as far away from potential human contact as possible. This is due to her inherited, infernal powers, which she considers both a blessing and curse. Because she is half human and wants to promote that side of herself, she chooses to tame her evil powers, using them instead to help others. But there’s a tragic catch: in so doing, she can’t touch people or let them physically touch her. If they do, they become strongly bound to her and must live the rest of their lives caring about her welfare. Her need to help but not touch is a delicate, often agonizing, dance she does throughout the book.

What you need to know about Delaney is that her father is (not was) a “deceased,” guitar-playing, crooning rock star who goes by the name of Angus Murphy. The copper-haired man used to spread his diabolic message via his music at sold-out concerts until he staged his own (fake) death in an airplane crash.

Get ready for this: he’s really the Devil incarnate! Satan, Lucifer, Diablo, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Old Scratch, whatever you want to call him. He prefers to be called Angus Murphy. Why did he fake his death? Because he couldn’t stay close to his wife, Delaney’s mother, who is human. His presence and touch bring her no end of tragedy, even though her love for him remains intact and all forgiving. Sadly, they just can’t live in each other’s worlds.

Angus really wants Delaney to live with him “Below” aka, in Hells, but she chooses her human side and stays “Above” on Earth. This sets up many of the book’s conflicts. Demons, out to get revenge on her after she kills one of them during one of her charitable missions, plague her throughout the story. Who sends them? Not her father, who creates them. Some other force has intervened.
Angus sends her helpers in the form of the handsome and mysterious Callum as well as a shape-shifting Hell Hound named Moose. The human detective Torren Bishop becomes bound to her through a kiss she couldn’t (wouldn’t?) stop soon enough. Now, he must help protect her from powerful demons—Chaos, Proles, and Golems. And who is Brett and why does he return? Who will ultimately win the hellacious battles?

There are some humorous elements in The Devil’s Own, put in presumably for comic relief to balance the horrible events swirling around Delaney. For example, she loves the Hell fire and brimstone smell when her father materializes before her; the first time Torren meets Angus, he says, “Speak of the devil!” not knowing to whom he’s actually talking; Angus doesn’t want to be called The Devil even though he thoroughly likes being the creature; and, Angus stores his souped-up sports car for Earthly adventures in Delaney's garage.

Can Delaney reconcile her two sides in order to come out of rural hiding and form meaningful relationships in her chosen world? Questions and answers remain, promising Book Two.

I recommend The Devil’s Own to readers who like young adult horror fiction, fantasy, and magic. Please read the book and send Delaney your good energy in order to spark the stone wards that protect her.
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Author 23 books118 followers
March 24, 2021
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La Figlia del Diavolo di K.A. Fox è un romanzo che parte con il botto, ha un ottimo incipit e un ritmo che coinvolge. Delaney è una ragazza determinata, indipendente, ma ha le sue fragilità, come è giusto che sia.

La storia poi rallenta, ammetto, a volte troppo, ma ciò ci permette di conoscere meglio la protagonista e il suo rapporto con la madre e il padre. Delaney è un bel personaggio, mi ha colpita positivamente, ha alcuni poteri e abilità magiche che sono curiosa di approfondire.

Le "spalle" di Delaney sono due ragazzi e un cane, ora, senza nulla togliere alla creatura mandata dal diavolo di nome Callum e al detective Bishop, io adoro il mastino infernale che si può trasformare tanto in pitbull quanto in chihuahua. Datemi un mastino infernale... lo trovo adorabile!

Murphy, il padre di Delaney, è atipico come diavolo, non solo per il suo legame alla musica ma ...continua
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2,089 reviews148 followers
April 11, 2019
5 Cranky Stars

This is an interesting take on the Devil, Evil and Good. The story is well written and sucks you in from page one. It is really hard to put down after that. Delaney is a young lady with a strange history. The story begins with her working as a waitress in a dance club. However, unknown to the few people she knows, she is looking for a killer. Then he shows up, she saves her friend, bad guy gets captured and then she disappears much to the chagrin of Detective Tanner Bishop.

In reality, she is Delaney Murphy the daughter of Angus Murphy the former and deceased founder of a famous rock group. In actuality, he isn’t dead the way we think of death. He is the Devil himself and he is not happy with Delaney. She is half human but has inherited some of her father’s powers that have caused her all kinds of trouble. Normally she stays hidden in her home surrounded by magic protections. This jaunt into do-gooding is not safe for her. For some unknown reasons, she is being traced and tracked by Demons trying to kill her. Her father sends her some guardians to help her- Moose, a cute dog and Callum, a handsome young man.

As the dangers close in on her, Detective Bishop shows up and she finally realizes that she didn’t cover her tracks as well as she had thought. The closest town also has help for her and the action is just nonstop. Except for the Demons, I loved all the characters and hope that Delaney has more adventures coming.
637 reviews8 followers
March 14, 2019
Received an arc from netgalley. This book is right up my alley in terms of the books I love. Highly recommend it if you like tis type of book. Can't wait for another!
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510 reviews59 followers
April 4, 2019
** 2 3/4 stars **

When I started reading the book I thought to myself this is going to be a kickass book, with a badass heroine, and it was at first. I got the feeling that the author had her characters right on in the first three chapters, it was exciting and she brought the first few characters to life for me. I was really getting into it as if I was watching everything go down and then the story just got rushed as if the author were on a timeline to finish a test. I lost touch somewhere around the end of the fourth chapter. I wanted so bad to like this book. When I read the blurb I thought the book sounded really different, and it is. Every book, in my opinion, is a to each there own book. You either like it or you don't. We all have our own individual opinions. Was it really bad? No! Is it worth giving it a shot? Yes! Would I read it again? Um..knowing me yes I probably would.

I received an ARC from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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1 review
March 9, 2020
I really enjoyed K.A.Fox's first novel The Devil's Own. I never pictured the Devil, aka Angus, as a rock star until now, but it works for him. And he clearly loves his daughter, Delaney. I look forward to reading more about their relationship. It can't be dull having the king of Hell as a father.
I found Laney to be strong but young. She's uncomfortable with her powers as well as being close to anyone. Yet as all good authors do, K.A. Fox throws her right into the water and tells her to sink or swim. I get the impression Laney is too stubborn to sink :)
I found book one was a great way to introduce not only the story but some interesting characters - I'm very curious about a couple of them. As well as the two potential love interests - as of right now I'm on team Callum ;) . And I really want to take Moose home! lol
Overall, I thought it was a good story and I can't wait to see how Laney and the rest of her friends grow throughout the series. I can't wait to read book two!
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719 reviews6 followers
May 1, 2019
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this, but I really enjoyed this read!

What happens when your dad, a presumed dead Rockstar, is also the Devil? And you just want to live a normal, human life because your mom is human, but your dad's abilities start showing up in you, and in a very unsubtle way?

Delaney is a relatable, likeable character. To protect everyone she loves, she secludes herself with these new powers. She only sees her dad and uncle Newt with any kind of regularity, leaving this bold, quirky, fun and sassy heroine pretty lonely. At her roots Delaney feels GOOD, and I really like her as a character.

I love this genre, and I wasn't let down by this story at all! I can't wait for the next in the series. I recommend this read!
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480 reviews1 follower
June 20, 2020

I've seen several books with the Devil's daughter, but this one's different.

Delaney is the Devil's daughter in question.

The start of the book she's tracking a killer.

Then she goes home and we realise she's alone. Living away from people. Finding out why takes us on a journey.

The Devil isn't the usual one either.

Then daddy decides she need babysitters, not the normal kind either.

Also, someone's stuck a target on Laney's back and the monsters are coming for her.

Extremely entertaining.
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Author 136 books198 followers
May 2, 2019
Delaney is the Devil's daughter with a power that is dangerous to those around her. She tries to stay away from humans, but when a murderer starts killing women, she tries to track him down. This was an interesting book, I liked the main character and I think the story moved at a good pace. I would recommend it.
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371 reviews11 followers
April 22, 2021
Trovare urban fantasy degni di questo nome, è davvero un impresa eccezionale.
Specie per chi, come me, li ama in particolar modo e desidera con tutto il cuore essere trasportata nelle suggestioni create dall'incontro dell'incontri: il mondo del numinoso con quello del nostro, noioso, reale. E cosa porterà mai questo impossibile connubio?
Una sorta di comprensione profonda e a tratti critica del nostro vivere. Pensiamoci.
Il nostro mondo culturale, messo a contatto con quello di fate, vampiri, licantropi e persino demoni o streghe, mette a nudo un po' non solo i nostri difetti ma anche i pregi.
Ciò che torna alla ribalta e viene di novo osannata (anche se in apparenza non sembra cosi) è il dono più grande che ha l'essere umano ossia la possibilità del dolore e di un umanità che lo rende fragile ma cosi speciale.
Tanto da aver ricevuto da una sorta di fonte primigenia il ruolo di custode della dimensione nata dal verbo.
Noi abbiamo nominato questo piano di esistenza.
Abbiamo quindi, grazie al magico potere della parola potuto dare esistenza e corporeità a tutto ciò che ci circonda.
E al tempo stesso lungi da essere “creatori” troppo impegnati a auto elogiarsi, questa immagine resa reale l'amiamo.
Cosi tanto che soltanto guardarla ci spezza il cuore.
Solo guardando il sole splendente o la pallida luna.
Solo guardando un volo di gabbiani, o sentendo il vento sulla pelle.
Non siamo affatto immobili e eterei, cosi evanescenti e compiaciuti del nostro potere.
Questo mondo, che lo vogliamo o no ci entra sotto la PELLE, dentro il sangue.
Ci fulmina l'anima.
Non riusciamo a essere distanti.
Siamo empatici con l'ambiente persino con le stagioni, umorali e anche viziati, ma capaci anche di grandi gesti.
Ed è quello che accade qua, in questo fantastico libro nato dalla meravigliosa arte della mia adorata Dunwich: la figlia del diavolo.
Delaney Murhpy sa di essere speciale.
O diciamocelo pure scomoda per una civiltà che del diavolo ha sempre avuto timore.
Orrore e terrore.
È il male personificato, cosi vanesio cosi scellerato da contestare l'ordine supremo.
Cosi deciso a ribellarsi a un dio che lo ha creato da subire la pena suprema: trasformate le sue candide ali in orribili ali da pipistrello.
Lui, lucifero, portatore di luce scende nelle tenebre più atroci, lasciando a noi stupidi umani un dono inquietante, uno smeraldo che passerà nella storia e che diventerà, caso strano, il simbolo del sacro.
Ma questa è un altra storia.
Delaney è la figlia del diavolo.
Un diavolo crudele fuori da ogni limite che però, la ama.
La ama cosi tanto da voler proteggere dal mondo che lui stesso ha creato.
Un diavolo strano non trovate?
In questo libro non c'è un solo accenno a lussuria e cupidigia.
C'è tutto quello che l'uomo essere disceso direttamente da Dio non fa: il sacrificio di un desiderio per il bene dell'altro.
E Delaney?
Cosi decisa a fare la cosa giusta da soffocare ogni potere..diabolico.
Perché si scopre che questi demoni atroci ( di atroce non vedo molto) si nutrono di una delle faccende reali che noi stessi odiamo: le emozioni.
Tutto quello che ci rende, in fondo, stupidi umani.
Ed è questo quello che ti attira del libro.
Oltre le avventure, l'adrenalina e un adorabile mastino più coccoloso del mio amabile perfido felino.
Che in questo mondo che è definito oscuro, io ho trovato più luce di quanto ne trovo attorno a me.
Nel mondo sopra, nel mondo in cui noi viaggiamo e ci muoviamo. Troppo affannati a cancellare la nostra identità segreta per quisquilie come la responsabilità, la giustizia e l'empatia verso gli altri.
E forse, mi si permetta di dirlo, il lucifero qua descritto e sua figlia, sono molto più umani di noi.
Loro che, nonostante una natura non benigna, degli altri si preoccupano. E tentano, in modo affannoso di fare le scelte più responsabili.
E allora come sempre quello che è sotto torna a brillare sopra.
La luce diventa buio e il buio è luce.
Per questo amo questa casa editrice.
Perché sa stravolgere ogni infido clichè.
E per questo oggi amo da impazzire questa splendida meravigliosa autrice.
Perché trovare piccole perle di saggezza in un urban è cosa troppo, e sottolineo dispiaciuta, troppo rara.
E io la stringo a me.
Perché non svanisca mai più dal mio cuore.

Profile Image for Katherine Paschal.
2,164 reviews57 followers
May 1, 2019
**Review can be found at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/

Delaney has been living off the grid for years after an unfortunate accident revealed her manifested powers. Delaney is the daughter of the devil, making her able to control, manipulate and feed off the humans around her- a curse Delaney wants nothing to do with. Now she uses her skills to hunt down demons preying on the weak. But when her hunt goes wrong, almost costing her her life, her father- the Devil- makes her accept assistance. But that is not the end of Delaney's problems, something is coming for her.

This was such a fantastic book! I will admit that the synopsis sounded really good when I first read it, but when I saw the cover I was sold. I am such a cover snob and The Devil's Own just looked so cool, with this bad-ass girl staring you down, just waiting for a challenge- yep, it was a guarantee I was going to read this book. Urban Fantasy will always be my favorite genre and I am always on the lookout for new authors and world to escape into so I was very interested to see what K.A. could write.

I want a Moose! Where can I get my hands on a super cool Hell Hound that can shift shape and communicate and overall be a really efficient protector? I know he was not actually a main character (...or maybe he doesn't even count as a character as all as a dog like creature...), but he was my favorite. Don't get me wrong, all the characters were so well developed and different, with flaws and quirks that endeared me to them- but I am a dog person, enough said.
The book was narrated by Delaney, but it was such a great ensemble cast. I enjoyed Delaney and her independence and internal strength, Cam and his charm and easy going attitude added a calming presence, and then Torren and his uncontrollable intensity and ethics added a layer of angst and anger, just the right touch the book needed. And that is not even mentioning Angus and his questionable motives/desires, and the townspeople who seem to know things...

When the book ended I was just so devastated! I need more of this world and the characters, I am so intrigued by what K.A. has started and I have so many questions and concerns about what will happen next. In case it was not clear, I very much enjoyed this story, blowing through it in less than a day because I could not put it down in case I might miss something exciting/dangerous/awesome. This series will go on my insta-buy list for when the next book is released.

I reviewed a complimentary copy of this title.
Profile Image for Bonnye Reed.
4,093 reviews69 followers
May 11, 2021
Kindle Unlimited
A Young Adult urban fantasy, The Devil's Own: Murphy's Law is the first in a series about Delaney Murphy, daughter of Satan, who attempts to live a life in the shadows as soon as it becomes obvious she has inherited more than her father's red-tinged hair. And she must re-enter the world again when a series of murders have returning-serial-killer written all over them.

A quick read with interesting characters and a fast pace, The Devil's Own is an entertaining series that will bring a bright spot to your Covid world. I was especially fond of the roles played by the dog. Dogs. I checked this first of the series out from Kindle Unlimited when I was gifted the second in the series, Judas Kiss, by the Author and publisher. This is a series I will keep track of for those windy days ahead of us here in the high plains desert. Just the ticket to get me out of the doldrums.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021, at Goodreads, BookBub, and AmazonSmile. Not available for review at Barnes&Noble, Kobo, or GooglePlay.
Profile Image for Stacy.
1,331 reviews63 followers
April 25, 2019
I'm a little on the fence about this one. On one hand I liked it, but then again, it didn't blow me away.

I think THE DEVIL'S OWN started off strong, but didn't really keep me in the zone. The heroine starts off as a bad ass which was great, but we don't get a lot of badass moments for her to really shine through. The story had a really interesting premise, but it felt rushed to me. I would have liked a little more development of the story, world and characters.

THE DEVIL'S OWN was a bit on the short side, so I think I will give book two a chance to blow me away like book one didn't do.

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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43 reviews1 follower
May 10, 2019
I received this copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The blurb on this book sucked me straight in, I love the take on the Devil being a rock star with a daughter in the ‘mortal’ world.
Delaney has been living off the grid for years after an unfortunate accident revealed her manifested powers, where her siren abilities have driven her into self-isolation. Delaney is the Devil’s daughter so what can we expect!
I found this book a fun fast read and can’t wait until book two is released.
Profile Image for Caitlyn Newby.
224 reviews11 followers
April 11, 2019
2.5 stars
This one was a little tough for me. It took way to long for me to get into the book at all. And I cant say that I enjoyed it enough to want to pick up the second book. The premise is interesting and the writing isn't bad at all. I just really struggled to get into the story unfortunately. I do think there will be many people that enjoy this book though.
Profile Image for Rachel.
1,602 reviews75 followers
March 28, 2019
The Devil's Own is wonderful, I stumbled upon it and I am so glad I did. The story centers on Delaney who happens to be half-human and half-supernatural and did I mention she's the Devil's Daughter. The Devil is a famous (now presumed dead) rockstar name Angus and that is just one of the interesting details about this book.

None of the characters are how I would expect them to be. Delaney is such a good person who cares about people with her whole heart. She has so much power and is terrified that she will hurt someone so she lives in seclusion. She is so young with this crazy power and the only people she sees semi-regularly is her father and her uncle Newt. Delaney may be smart, caring, and strong but she is also, sassy, brave, stubborn and lonely. She is such a good character, I connected to her right away and I am totally invested into what happens to her.

It's time to talk about the Devil, Angus is not a bad a person. He may be the Devil and I am sure that he has some monstrous qualities (I mean the dude has to run Hell) but he is such a doting dad. Delaney is his world and he would do anything for her and to protect her. Also he is a famous rockstar, who toured the world, so Angus might be a little cool too.

One of my favorite characters is Callum who was sent by Angus to protect Delaney. Callum is a mystery, he is supernatural but I have no idea what type, he is gorgeous, mischievous, he reads romance novels, can handle a sword and is incredible sweet. If there is going to be any romance Cal is the person I choose, hell I want him for myself. The relationship between the Cal and Delaney is still new but I hope there is something there.

The Devil's Own was highly entertaining and I could not put it down. I loved the characters and the world, it was full of action, drama, mystery and has a main character that is smart strong and confident. From the way the story ended it seems like The Devil's Own is the first book in a series or at least a duology and I can't wait for the next book.
Profile Image for Allison Sullivan.
24 reviews2 followers
May 19, 2019
Great New series

I really like the characters, and I love that I don't have a clue where the series is headed! This female lead is neither stupidly over powerful or annoyingly weak. Her relationship with her dad was a joyful surprise. I'm looking forward to the next book.
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