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The Devil's Own

(Murphy's Law #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  264 ratings  ·  102 reviews
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 h ...more
224 pages
Published April 20th 2019 by Acorn Publishing
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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 he
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley-read

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 informat
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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.
Montzalee Wittmann
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Michelle Scott
Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019-reads
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, ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Tonja Drecker
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 sit
Anne Monteith
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 kil
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
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
Sherrill Joseph
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 reali
Breane Ross
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
Jody Joy
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
** 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
K.N. Gemme
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Andrea Thompson
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 th
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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.
S.K. Gregory
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Katherine Paschal
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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
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, requested
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 sh
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 relea
Caitlyn Warren
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.
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 tha
Allison Sullivan
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.
Amber Lefevre
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it

Moose is my favorite character and now I want a Hell Hound! The characters actually all fell a little flat to me, other than sweet puppy Moose, and it was hard to care about them getting hurt. I hope to see more character development in future books from the series because there was a lot of potential there that wasn't capatalized on.

Thinking of the devil as a (mostly) average dad is so weird but it worked well. The only thing that bothers me was the inconsistency in which she referred to him.
R.D. Kardon
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As someone who rarely-or, make that never- reads Urban Fantasy, I have to say I was hooked! K.A. Fox creates a believable world in which I could actually imagine Delaney as the devil's daughter. The devil himself, her father Angus, was also a relatable character, especially given the gut-wrenching choices he had to make for the sake of his family. Delaney struggles with powers so few can imagine, straddling two different worlds. And Moose! Who couldn't love Moose, the But t ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kept me interested, so I'm going to read the next book. ...more
R.D. Kardon
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is the first book I've ever read in the Urban Fantasy genre and I completely devoured it. ...more
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice little mystery

Hmmm, where to start. Normally I'd give a brief summary but pretty much anything I say beyond what's in the blurb will give away plot points that are more fun when discovered on your own. I liked this book and ended up reading it in one sitting. I guess I'd classify it as a clean, young adult paranormal mystery.

What I liked: Aside from the paranormal aspects, the characters are realistic; the plot moves right along and it's a pretty good mystery too. Good enough to keep me u
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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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