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August 31, 2012

Review: The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegen!

The Mephisto Kiss
By Trinity Faegen
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: September 25th 2012
By EgmontUSA

The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.

What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.

Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.

A thrilling story of romance, danger, and intrigue, THE MEPHISTO KISS continues the marvelous mythology that began in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT.

This series is my very own YA version of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, only without Vampires. You have your group of boys who fight evil, and your group of woman who swoop in and save their lives. While reading, I got the same feelings I did while reading BDB series. I loved every single character in this book. No really, EVERY single one, even the villain. He's done some EVIL things, but in The Mephisto Kiss you get to see a different side to Eryx and learn a bit more about his history. He’s still sick and twisted, but this made him the perfect bad boy to me. And this also makes me want to say Damn you, Trinity, for making me fall in love with a bad guy!

The Mephisto Kiss was like watching a TV show. Jordan is your main female character and from the first chapter until the end, her life was turned upside, decisions were taken from her, she was abducted, and she fell in love. I mean literally, everything she thought was real, was a lie and not once was she whiney, or did she regret anything that happened. There was nothing not to like about her.

The person that Jordan ends up matched with bothered me at first, because I felt he complained a lot and put himself down a lot, but when you learn why, and who is behind it, you can’t help but go oh, no wonder. And then Boom! You're in love. I won’t mention his name because the blurb doesn’t really share who Jordan ends up saving, so I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

Jax, Jax, oh dear Jax, I will never get enough of you.

I actually enjoyed him a lot more in this book, than I did in The Mephisto Covenant. He got some spotlight in this book and so did his Anabo, Sasha. Trinity Faegen did an excellent job touching base about the previous book and she didn’t overly do it in the chapters. She recapped when she needed too, and kept the story moving.

Needless to say, The Mephisto Kiss is my favorite book so far in this series. I don't see a third book on GoodReads, but Faegan pretty much set up the next book with Phoenix and a character, who I can't mention due to spoilers, in this book. I think Phoenix story is going to be touching and all kinds of messed up. He is so broken and holding on to his past. I am dying to see how his story plays out.

Great sequel to a super entertaining series filled with sexy boys, romance, twist, betrayal and tons of action. You MUST read this series!

5 out of 5 stars!


  1. Thanks so much for posting this! Is this the 2nd one in the series? I have the first one somewhere. *goes to search for 1 book in messy book room*

  2. Yes, this is the second book and I enjoyed it better than the first one. The first one was good, but with all the introductions and background, I enjoyed this one more. LOL

  3. ooOOH, a descendant of Eve!!! Mephisto Kiss sounds wonderful, and I am totally in love with that cover! :D

    1. The cover for the first book is just as beautiful! I love the covers!

  4. I'm going to have to go check this series out. I haven't heard of it or the author before. (Yes, apparently, I do live under a rock.)

    1. It's a really good series! The first in the series I recommend for the ages of 17 and over. There is a sex scene in it. It's so good though!

  5. I just recently started reading Black Dagger Brotherhood books, and loved it. I will definitely have to check out this series. From what you've said, it really does sound fantastic. Thank you for the review!


  6. Since you compared it as the YA version of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood you have me sold:) I think I'll go put this series on my wishlist now:)

  7. This is the first review I've read that makes me want to go & get a copy of this book & read it as soon as possible. The Mephisto Kiss sounds like an awesome read. I can't believe I've never heard about it or about the author. Thanks Damaris for introducing something new. :)

  8. Very nice review. Sounds like a good series.

  9. This does sound like a very interesting book. And the cover is really beautiful :)

  10. I'm so excited to read this one. I got it on NG, YAY! I really enjoyed the first one but had some issues. Hopefully they'll be resolved in this sequel.

  11. I'm a little hesitant on picking this one up, I read the first book in the series and liked it but some things really bugged me.

  12. Another book that I found out about by reading your blog :) Thanks for that but dang my TBR pile is growing way too fast now lol

  13. WOW! Just by reading this review I want to buy the first book and start this series :D! Thank you for helping me discover my next read :).

  14. thanks for this review but I didn't like the first book. Glad that you enjoy the series.

  15. I loved the 1st book! glad to see you enjoyed this one becuase I def. will.

  16. I zoomed through The Mephisto Covenant, and couldn't wait for the rest of the series. So many guys, so many great stories!! Jordan sounds like a great MC. Thanks for the great review!

  17. Oh my gosh I LOVED The Mephisto Covenant. I actually got a signed copy from Trinity. I need to read this book! I love Jax as well; I hope the next book(s) feature(s) him as well! He's awesome. And while I wasn't sure if I wanted to read about a differetnt character than Sasha, I think it's all good. I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the review!


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