Saturday, September 12, 2009

Devoured by Amanda Marrone

In Stores September 22, 2009


On the flap:
Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.

Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?


Rating:
Character Development: 5/10
Originality: 8/10
Overall Enjoyment: 7/10
Ending: 9/10
Voice: 6/10
Setting: 6/10
Recommendation: 7/10
Total Score: 46/ 70

Grade: A


Age Appropriate?
Cussing: A not unbearable amount...
Drugs, Alcohol, etc: Underage drinking...
Sexual Content: Happens, but not descriptively...
Disturbing Images/ Violence: Blood and gore, murderous people, cutting hearts out...


Review:
Drama packed, and filled with murder, mayhem, and magic, this book is quick to read and hard to put down. The plot is intriguing, twisted, and packed full of unexpected occurrences.

The character development wasn't as high as I wished it to be. I found it hard to connect to many of the characters at all. It's told in first person from Megan's point of view, and Megan wasn't that interesting of a character. I didn't feel like we learned much about her other than her relationships with her friends, her boyfriend, her mother, and her sister's ghost. There wasn't much about Megan herself, as a person.


The plot and drama was crazy and complicated, but when reading it, it didn't seem like it was at all. It made sense, and was easy to comprehend, understand, and keep up with. It was paranormal, with also a fairy tail edge that wasn't expected, but added depth and interest to the story. Not to mention the creeptastic people that were descendants from... well, you'll just have to read it to find that out.


All in all, an enjoyable read for modern and paranormal audiences.

3 comments:

  1. I'm off to make sure this is on my TBR list. Awesome review.

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  2. Nice review! This is in my TBR pile- can't wait to read it(:

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  3. Great review! I just read and loved this book as well.

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