Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels — and conjures up new ones — for a climactic showdown. A werewolf, a guardian angel and a former vampire princess take turns narrating the fourth in this smart, playful series that began with Tantalize. Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels – and conjures up new ones – for a climactic showdown.

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I will miss Miranda and Zachary and Quince and Kieren whose stories were nothing short of awesome. Very symmetrical and minimal, love the typeface. This school is hell. The parts that really didn’t make sense were at the end, which means I can’t be especially specific. I’ve been done for ages, but wanted to save my review until closer to the release date. Having three perspectives kept this book moving fast.

Nigel is pure of heart. I would recommend this novel to anyone interested in Heaven versus Hell battles, supernatural creatures, and gothic academies.

In a universe filled with werepeople, vampies, angels and demons this is one creative piece of writing. Okay, I wanted to totally just show off my picture of the Vamplets. Read it Forward Read it first.

Bought at Comic Con but they also do online I may read other books in this series if I came across them by chance, but I’m not going to go seeking them out. Zachary is a fallen angel who is earth bound and is the guardian angel of Quince, the vampire with the soul. Let it be known that this is the fourth in a series of books, but this is the first one that I have read.


I loved seeing all my favorite characters again and especially all of them together, as they were separate in the first two books, then brought together in the third. I sometimes found myself wondering “wait what just happened? Miranda now lives inside the penultimate where ascenders are helped to find inner peace before fully ascending.

Indian Shoes [20] is a chapter book for ages 7 and up. The setup is pretty cool, and I do love theories of life after death. The concept was really intriguing. How As seen on Rabidreads.

Feb 12, Pages Young Adult. I should have said that. And the characters were original to the point where most of my first impressions turned out to be wrong.

Tantalize [26] is a young adult gothic fantasy novel, published in and by Candlewick Press, for ages 14 and up. I loved this point of view on Heaven and Hell and the inhabitants of both.

The one plus of more Harrison in the book was finding out that he is super gay, which was kind of amusing. Leitich-Smith has a great voice that makes her books leasy-to-read and fun. Her characters make tough choices and live with the consequences. To ask other readers questions about Diabolicalplease sign up. I wanted so badly to know what happened to Quincie and Kieren I had a lot of trouble getting into the second book.


Read the rest of my review at http: I do not know if this series will have a book 5, but I hope it does. If you can get over the lack of stakes, the main plot aka the stuff to fill time before everyone unveils their eternal souls deals with a demonic school, one at Hell’s Gate, where students, not entirely knowing what they are getting into, are conscripted, trapped, and taught the ways of the Dark One.


That said, over the next few years, I gained a deeper appreciation of what Kieren was doing during that period and revisited his perspective for the graphic novel adaptation. So much pomp, trumpets, and horns you might have thought it was the Final Judgment. Installment four in Cynthia Leitich Smith’s gothic series returns the reader to the format of book two, which, for those who haven’t read it, means that the story is told from multiple points of view.

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nationshe writes fiction for children centered on the lives of modern-day American Indians. True fans of Cynthia Leitich Smith will immediately smkth in love with this story.

Diabolical like it’s predecessors are more interesting and better written than a lot of it’s more popular shelve mates. Lists with This Book.