Monday, April 22, 2013

Review for Speak of the Devil by Shawna Romkey

If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would! It was such an amazing story and so well written. Lately I've come across a number of books with a ridiculous amount of typos, grammatical errors and storylines that just didn't flow. Speak of the Devil has totally raised the bar in my mind, every book I read in the future will be compared to this one. The amount of time and energy put into writing this story shows in each and every page. I was absolutely hooked from beginning to end and can't wait for the 2nd book, The Devil Made Me Do It.

The storyline: Lily, a highschool junior, lives in a small country town with her mother. She's pretty much a self proclaimed social misfit along with her two friends, Julie and Mike. When Lily loses both friends in a horrible car accident, that she should have (and did) die in, she begins a self destructive spiral downhill. Unable to cope with the loss of the only friends she had she leaves her mother to go start over in a new town with her father and stepmother. Aside from having to adjust to her fathers house rules, life is going somewhat smoothly until she sets eyes on Luc. And then things get interesting. She knows there's something different about Luc and his group of friends but she can't quiet place her finger on what exactly it is. The very biblical battle of good vs. evil that ensues is just epic. And that's where my summary stops b/c I don't want to give too much away.

I absolutely love the character development, and the fact that Lily is a very real fictional character. Her pain and doubts about the existence of God are much like that of anybody who's experienced the loss of a loved one. I appreciated the short biblical lessons, as I'm not as well versed as I probably should be! Before anybody starts to worry, this book does NOT cram religous teachings down your throat. It's done in a very informative matter-of-fact kind of way, if that makes sense, to benefit the story. I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of the battle between good and evil, angels and demons. 

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