After Eternal and Blessed, I had high expectations for Diabolical. I received Diabolical through a Goodreads giveaway and read it over Christmas vacation. The first few days, I stopped and started because of the holidays, but as I got deeper into the story I ignored all obligations in order to finish. I was hooked. The concept was really intriguing.
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After Eternal and Blessed, I had high expectations for Diabolical. I received Diabolical through a Goodreads giveaway and read it over Christmas vacation. The first few days, I stopped and started because of the holidays, but as I got deeper into the story I ignored all obligations in order to finish. I was hooked. The concept was really intriguing. Kids stuck in a school from hell literally? Very entertaining and filled with suspense.
And the characters were original to the point where most of my first impressions turned out to be wrong. I loved being kept on my toes throughout. I never knew what was going to happen next. The different points of view were an added bonus. Diabolical changed my perspective on her. I just really love his character. The only real criticism I can give is that some of the sentence fragments were hard to follow.
I had to reread them a few times in order to understand their true meaning. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this novel. There was originality, humor, adventure, romance - the perfect combination, really. Being that this was book 4 in the series I decided to read the first 3 before approaching this one. To be honest book 1 Tantalize was a little rough to get through, but I am glad I did because each book in this series gets better and better as it goes.
While there we meet a handful of new characters. Even though I found this story highly entertaining there was somethings that I thought were a bit out there. Like Miranda being located at the Penultimate the weigh station for ascended souls located just outside heaven.
Also the residence of the Penultimate have Monitor-coms machines they can use to watch their loved ones on earth. That just seemed a little bit much in the whole scheme of things.
I also am not a huge fan of jumping from one person point of view to another and it happens a lot in this series, but I learned to deal with it. This book is what I consider a light read and it moves very quickly. Overall an easy enjoyable read and if there is another in the series I would pick it up and read it.
January 1, Emily OMG! That is all I can say. January 1, Andreas Porwanto Yes, this was diabolically good! There was just the right amount of romance and supernatural and I truly appreciate how different it is compared to other YA series with similar genres. I liked the romance between Zachary and Miranda. It was just perfect. January 1, Chapter by Chapter As soon as I started reading, I was once again fully immersed into this hauntingly beautiful world created by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
I personally think that you can get by without reading the other three books from the Tantalize series as Smith does a fantastic job of explaining the backstory with each character. We are once again reunited with characters we have grown to love As soon as I started reading, I was once again fully immersed into this hauntingly beautiful world created by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
We are once again reunited with characters we have grown to love in the previous books of this series, and this particular book did not disappoint. True fans of Cynthia Leitich Smith will immediately fall in love with this story. We are also introduced to a few new characters that the readers will come to love, as they do the original cast. I love that Smith incorporated this style of writing in the story. There were various points throughout the book where I actually gasped out loud, and my eyes did a little bit of a bulging out thing, and my mouth hung open!
It was so creepy, and gross and intriguing all at the same time. I had to keep reading. Like seriously…. Must keep reading on… Smith has a writing style that is so addictive! With all the different twists and turns throughout the book…omgosh! Sooo good. How many more plot twists can Smith come up with? I just love, love love! Everything is just so descriptive that there is no way the reader cannot visualize everything being read.
You can almost smell the surroundings, and even feel what the characters are feeling. I could pretty much hear the moan and wails, feel the touching and scraping of the hands and fingers…so creepy. I just hearted this book so much. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a heaven vs. Their actions proved to Zach that neophyte vampires can be saved and he takes that as his mission in order to regain his full heavenly status. Kieran, for the first time, gets a voice.
Well, for the first time in the main series. There is a graphic novel through his point of view. Zach once more takes up narrating duties, as does Miranda, who is now in the Penultimate. The Penultimate is a sort of purgatory, the dead work through their last ties to the human world before ascending to Heaven.
Miranda killed people. Zach is grounded and thus separated from her. And separated love interests must always reunite. And, well, still risk death if they play the game. They all seem like fairly interesting people aside from Andrew , but they were in peril more than our heroes but it was hard to care as much about them. But Cynthia Leitich Smith has been building her cast throughout the series and people tend to show up again. Perhaps more time will be spent with the survivors in future books.
And no, the angelic memos with attached Yahoo! It will appeal to fans of supernatural adventure and horror. January 1, P. Okay, I wanted to totally just show off my picture of the Vamplets.
And each time she comes out with a new book, it never fails to wow me. Cyn takes her characters, puts them in a new situation with all the odds totally against them, and keeps us hanging on every word. Steam comes off the pages in this one. Thank you, Cynthia, for yet another awesome read! I highly recommend Vamplets for those who want stuffed animals that tend toward the dark side. Watch these guys at night. Source of book: From publisher by requestSource of Vamplets: Bought at Comic Con but they also do online January 1, Christy Diabolical is a romp through the world of were-animals, angels, demons, and all that is in between.
Let it be known that this is the fourth in a series of books, but this is the first one that I have read. Also, I received this through NetGalley as an advanced read.
My first concerns are in the kindle formatting. There were many gaps, sentences that cut off and started on another line too quick, and no breaks in chapters. In the beginning of the book, I found myself backtracking at times to keep up with who was talking. This comes from the switching back and forth between the main characters for the narration of the book.
As I became accustomed to the switching, it was easier to follow. I liked the characters; they were given enough personality to be believable.
I loved this point of view on Heaven and Hell and the inhabitants of both. This is a fun adventure in a different type of world.
This book does just that - it entertains. I read this book in a day so I guess that is telling of the fact that I love this series. In this book, the main focus returns to Zachary and Miranda. Zachary is a fallen angel who is earth bound and is the guardian angel of Quince, the vampire with the soul. Since she can watch over those still on Earth, Miranda sees that Lucy, her best friend, has transferred to a new school that is sending off creepy vibes. She gets a message to Zachary to go and save Lucy.
But to do so, Zachary puts himself and his friends at terrible risk. This school is hell. I do not know if this series will have a book 5, but I hope it does. This series features great characters who have flaws but also great strength, interesting plots that involve good action and romance and the ability to keep readers hooked from beginning to end.
Each book is greater than the last and it started off with a pretty high bar to surpass.
Shelves: young-adult , own-books Yes, this was diabolically good! There was just the right amount of romance and supernatural and I truly appreciate how different it is compared to other YA series with similar genres. I liked the romance between Zachary and Miranda. It was just perfect. Nov 06, Chapter by Chapter rated it really liked it As soon as I started reading, I was once again fully immersed into this hauntingly beautiful world created by Cynthia Leitich Smith. I personally think that you can get by without reading the other three books from the Tantalize series as Smith does a fantastic job of explaining the backstory with each character.
Cynthia Leitich Smith Like Miranda being located at the Penultimate the weigh station for ascended smiith located just outside heaven. At least two of the girls remained completely confusable for me all the way up to the end. But Cynthia Leitich Smith has been building her cast throughout the series and people tend to show up again. Cynghia will love that, getting their questions answered in a book inspired by them. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. The concept was really intriguing.
Diabolical (Tantalize Series #4)