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Deal with the Devil

(Mercenary Librarians #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  16 reviews

Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha

The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Tor Books
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May 09, 2018 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
Kit Rocha has a THREE BOOK DEAL with Tor for a new series set in the same world as their Beyond and Gideon's Riders books!

pitched as a cross between Orphan Black and the Avengers, in which a trio of MERCENARY LIBRARIANS are approached by a team of rogue super soldiers in order to seek out a treasure trove of lost 21st century data while facing raiders, betrayal, and the danger of falling in love.

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May 09, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss

I think I'm already 99% in love with this.
Adele Buck
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
More ingenious, smart, sexy, funny, intricately-plotted goodness from Kit Rocha. I was intrigued from the day they announced this series by the entire premise of Mercenary Librarians and this book 100% did not disappoint. With more twists and turns than a thing that is really twisty and turny (lookit me trying to review before I've had enough caffeine), I can't really say much without EPIC SPOILERS, so I'll just say that if you're a fan of Gideon's Riders or the Beyond series, you will probably ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my most anticipated books for 2020 and I wasn't disappointed! It had everything I wanted: intriguing characters with interesting backgrounds, fun and witty banter, cool actiony things! this book and series would make such a good netflix series or movies! I can picture all the badassary up on a screen.

I won't say anything spoilery cuz we still got a way to go before this one comes out but I love ladies who can kick ass and our Mercenary Librarians are just that! Knox and his team were not
Kit Rocha delivers an addictive, apocalyptic thriller with lots of action, intrigue, and sexual tension. Knox leads a group of rogue super-soldiers and Nina is a "librarian" with ninja skills and lots of secrets. A mission to retrieve a lost archive goes haywire when Nina finds out about Knox's hidden agenda. Bullets fly, bodies pile up, and our characters have to choose between old friends and new ones, between doing what's easy and doing what's right, even if it means paying the ultimate ...more
3.5? I guess.

Received this as an ARC.

I wanted to love this book. I ended up liking it more than I expected, but I felt so much of the first third was a slog for some reason. (I kept looking at the percentage on my kindle, wondering why I was still at 30%....)

I'm not sure what wasn't working for me. The plot felt a little all over the place. There's a strong romance subplot, but it lacked (for me) enough emotional investment for me to believe in the romance. When one main character realized they
Handcrafted Librarian
Having some familiarity with Kit Rocha's Beyond series is what led me to discovering this new title, but what demanded my attention from it was the Mercenary Librarians series name! As a Librarian, I found this to be super intriguing and since I knew Ms. Rocha writes excellent and unique post-apocalyptic romance it stuck in my head. I had to stop reading another novel to starts this one, I couldn't get it out of my head! And I was not disappointed!

Years after the power grid failed, causing a
Kimmery Martin
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about kick-ass librarians, so needless to say it won me over with the premise. Set in a post-apocalyptic United States, an information broker named Nina and a soldier named Knox form an uneasy alliance to recover a kidnapped hacker and unearth a long-missing server from the Library of Congress. (Whew!) I don't usually read romances OR science-fiction-y action novels but this one captivated me: it's clever and laden with sexual tension and I wanted to be one of the heroes in it. All ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced, action adventure set in the latter half of the 21st Century, with diverse characters and seething romantic tension between opposing militant protagonists; first book in the 'Mercenary Librarians' series!
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (Mercenary Librarian 1) is a year out but so damn good it made me giddy. Girls gangs, super-soldiers and so much found family. SFR. Twisty & surprising. Good book noise!

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Review TK at release dates but in sum: a book worth making a deal with the devil for
Nov 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Glowingly recommenced by Seanan McGuire, so I’m definitely looking forward to checking it out!
Shoshana Frank
Great start to a compelling new series!
Kristen O'Daly
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 - This was just a bunch of fun with some bad ass female characters.
Sadly this didn’t meet my expectations as a Kate Daniels series like reading experience.
alicat ♡➹♡
Jun 18, 2018 marked it as not_yet_published  ·  review of another edition
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Once upon a time, two best friends decided to write paranormal romance. And while that was awesome, they also sometimes wanted to write insanely dirty stuff that wasn’t paranormal at all. This is that stuff.

Kit Rocha is the dystopian-erotic-romance writing alter-ego of writing duo Moira Rogers.