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Speak of the Devil – book review – no spoilers

Speak of the Devil coverSo yeah. Not ashamed to admit I read this book in one night. It helped that I’m not working at the moment, mostly because I didn’t have to deal with a lack-of-sleep hangover the next day. ;o)

From the blurb: What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

What I liked best about this book was the characterization of Lily. She’s a pretty together girl when it starts and then devolves, but not completely; at her “worst,” Lily never really loses the core of herself. Throw in a new high school, trying to fit in there and with a family she hasn’t lived with full time before, and her gumption grows instead of falters. I could list examples, but that would be spoiling.

It was an unusual plot, too, which I appreciated a lot. Between dealing with her feelings, the angel twist on the love triangle, and the mysterious question that even the angels don’t know the answer to – why are so many of them in the same place? – Speak of the Devil gives the reader plenty to dig into. I did wish for more detail in places, but then, that’s probably me being greedy. ;o)

The good news is the sequel – The Devil Made Me Do It – is out now. The bad news is I have to get up at a decent hour tomorrow so I can’t stay up all night again and finish reading it all at once. Do yourself a favor and read this on the weekend.

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About Nancy M. Griffis

Author and screenwriter who loves scifi/action/adventure/urban fantasy genres. I have two published novels, Mind Games and Eternal Investigations, as well as a short story published for charity called "Home Fires Burning." All are available through amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.

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One thought on “Speak of the Devil – book review – no spoilers

  1. Aha, this sounds good!
    I love reading about angels. 🙂

    Posted by sophiebowns | July 8, 2014, 11:11 am

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