Thanks to Megan Tayte for giving me this book to review.
STORM CLOUDS ARE GATHERING, AND THEY WILL RAIN BLOOD.Scarlett is living her happy-ever-after, back in the real world. Only the ‘happy’ part is proving problematic.
For starters, there’s the isolation. Being a Cerulean among humans is fraught with risk, so her time with people can only be fleeting. Which means being with Luke but not being with Luke.
Then there’s her Cerulean light, her power over life and death. Less awesome talent, as it turns out, and more overwhelming responsibility. And it comes with rules – rules that are increasingly difficult to obey.
But what’s really pushing Scarlett to the precipice is something much bigger than herself, than her life in the cove. A force to be reckoned with: Blood.
When long-buried truths are exposed, will Scarlett keep her head above water – or will she drown in the blood-dimmed tide that is unleashed?
Devil and the Deep is a very enjoyable paranormal book which is just as good as the previous three books. Unlike the last book there was more romance and less action but it is still fast paced. It felt like this book was building up to the final book in the series, and most of the revelations that happened I had guessed but it did not spoil my enjoyment. The one minor problem I had with this novel is that I wish we had seen more of what happened with Scarlett when she returned to Luke after the last book, rather than being told.
I liked Scarlett as she is wanting to balance everything, and is kind and wants to help people, but I did think that by now she would have learnt that keeping secrets never ends well. I really like Luke as he is struggling to come to terms with everything, but he never takes it out on Scarlett and he is very protective of those he cares about.
Jude is less of a prominent character in this book compared to Wild Blue Yonder, but he is still a caring friend and ally. Cara is her lively self and I am glad that her character has not changed too much. Another thing I am glad about is that the characters we have that we have gotten to know on Cerulea do play a part in this book and do not disappear entirely.
I really enjoyed this book and there are still lots of unanswered questions, and with the cliffhanger ending I am looking forward to the next and final novel Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully. I would recommend Devil and the Deep to fans of the rest of the Ceruleans series.