Book Reviews of The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3)

The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3)
The Demon You Know - The Others, Bk 3
Author: Christine Warren
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312347772
ISBN-10: 0312347774
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 257 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 235 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I'm in the middle so to speak. It was ok, but not nearly as funny as the other books in this series. And i didn't find myself drawn to this couple at all. The romance between Abby and Rule didn't seem as passionate as the "Other" couples we have read about. Abby gets possessed by a runaway demon informant, and the conversations between the two of them are the only humorous parts. I found Abby's brother a much more interesting character, but he only plays a small part. Hope to see him in a future book.....and i will be reading on.


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reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 384 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
3rd of the Others stories. This is Rule's and Abby's tale. She gets possessed by a fiend and he is the demon sent to take care of the problem. Of course along the way the fall in love and must fight the evil archfiend. Some of the characters from the prior 2 books are here too. Looking forward to the next one.
reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The Demon You Know was pretty boring. I thought Rule and Abby had zero chemistry. They were both pretty dull, IMO. I didn't think the plot was all the great either. This is one of the weaker books in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
I know this book got some really bad reviews because of Abby's "dumb" actions, but I actually sympathize with her. She acted like a human that was out of her element with the Others. I enjoyed the book and thought it was fun. I've been intrigued with Rule since he first appeared in the last book so it wasn't that hard for me to drool over him.

There are other characters from her other books here which is always nice. I didn't remember Tess being so nasty though. It's been a while since I've read her story with Rafe.

I didn't read this series in order (it's also not really published in order) and I didn't have a hard time catching up. It helps if you do read it in order but I don't think it's absolutely necessary. The plot line ends nicely with each book.

There are a lot of errors in the book which is kind of a pet peeve of mine. It seems they really need to get a better editor.

It was a silly, quick, decent read.
reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I didn't care for this book, I found the heroine to irritating and the chemistry between the hero and her forced.
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Helpful Score: 1
I don't really know how to feel about this series. There's nothing blatantly awful about it, but at the same time there isn't much to make it stand out from the numerous other paranormal romance novels I've read. The word average sums up this book perfectly--a mindless, predictable, but not unpleasant read.

In the continuity of the series, the "Others"--that is, vampires, werewolves, fae, and all manner of supernatural beings have made the choice to reveal themselves to the human populations, and are still fighting for equal rights etc. Rule is a demon--but demons in this series are for the most part counted among the good guys. Rule in particular makes a living protecting his world and the human world from the dark, dangerous, and more or less evil fiends. Abby is an ordinary human who ends up possessed by a fiend, Lou. Lou is in hiding because he possesses knowledge of a spell that could give power into the hands of the most sinister of all fiends. Abby is quickly taken under the protection of rule and his friends--a band that includes many Others introduced in previous books.

What made this book passable was the fact that with the possible exception of Abby, the characters are pretty likable. Problematically, I found myself focusing on and wondering more about the other couples--Graham and Missy, Tess and Rafe, etc, then the main couple. But at least they kept me reading. The central conflict and premise was really good--I liked the concept of the possession and the fiend hiding out in a human host.

The problems begin with Abby. She's incredibly frustrating--selfish, whiny, childish, kind of helpless. I thought on more than one occasion that the story would have been twice as entertaining with a more well rounded and/or more appealing heroine. For Abby, the logical choice would be to accept protection where its offered, seek out information, and cooperate with the obviously stronger and more knowledgeable characters to come up with solutions. But Abby decides to defy at every turn, whine about what has happened to her, ask all the wrong questions, and generally cause more problems for everyone. This slows the plot to a crawl as we wait for her to quit complaining and get her act together. Her terrible personality is further demonstrated in her relationship with Rule. She knows she should accept his help, respect him, and appreciate him, but she repeatedly acts against him. She drags the book down and is just plain too stupid to live.

I do actually plan on continuing with this series, despite my complaints, because I liked the other two books well enough. With this book thrown in I feel that the series is just average, but I'd recommend trying it anyway. Wolf at the Door and She's No Fairy Princess are very decent reads.
reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I found this a little slow after the first 2 in the series. Abby gets possessed .. and thus is put under protective custody. Unfortunately, that limited the author for plot development. I did like seeing Rule and Abby's romance play out, but it isn't my favorite of the series.

The movement of the plots picks up again in Book 4, though.
reviewed The Demon You Know (The Others, Bk 3) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I haven't finished the book, but feel compelled to review it. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!
Have I cared less about characters in a book? No.
Do I want to find out more about them? No.

This book definately missed the mark for me. But hey, to each his own. I am not sure what happened. It had a promising, if not a bit out there beginning. Then it got bogged down in retelling the same backstory, repeatedly. Normally I would at least give a book until the first intimate encounter before judging it, but I made it to page 116 and had already given up waiting on something interesting to happen.

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I went back and finished the book, well more skimmed it than anything. I liked Rule, but couldn't connect with the heroine Abigail. Too bad. I still like the series though with this exception.
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For me, this book was one of the better books of the series, I enjoyed the characters and their relationship. Ample inclusion of more of the characters from this series. Interesting plot that was very easy for me to follow and had substance to the story. This was a fast read that kept me entertained.
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Not bad.
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Liked it a lot .
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As always a great book, comes in where the last one left off and we get to learn alot more about Rule. Just love her style and can't wait to read more. It is impossible to start another series usually i am reading three at a time but I am enjoying this one to much to start another one!
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this author is pretty unknown but she worth the read
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i mean, really its of harlequin ilk with a lil more growling and ravaging. but its a good read. i will prolly request the next one too.
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I believe this was the best of the series.
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Just love this series, cant wait to read all all of them.
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As a research grunt at a local television station, Abby Baker tends to blend into the background, which is where she's most comfortable. But when she ends up being the last resort to cover a hot story, Abby discovers a whole new side to her personality when she is possessed by a fiend -- a type of rogue demon. Suddenly everyone wants a piece of her. And now the demon Rule -- a hunter of his own kind who have gone astray -- is Abby's only hope...