Monday, July 26, 2010

Devoured By: Amanda Marrone

Title: Devoured
Author: Amanda Marrone
Amount of Pages: 287
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: September 22, 2009
Geared Towards: Teens/Fairy Tale lovers
From: Library

"'I have to. It's time Remy and my father found some peace.'"

Megan has been haunted by the ghost of her twin sister, Remy, since the accident nine years ago. Megan doesn't want anyone to think she's crazy, so she keeps this little "talent" to herself. But when she meets Luke at her summer job and discovers he can see ghosts too, she's thrilled. Finally, someone who can relate...and, even better, can possibly help Remy move on. Megan's not even worried about the fact that Luke's supercute and nice, because of course she's totally into her boyfriend (even though he's been spending way too much time with another girl.) And she defidently didn't mean to kiss Luke (especially because her friend has a thing for him). Messy much?

But when the visions Remy haunts Megan with get crazy violent, Megan must turn to Luke to figure out what her twin is trying to say. Because someone's definitely in danger...she's just not sure who.

Wdebo's Review: I was never quite sure what Devoured was about when I first picked it up, so when I read the prologue and saw the Snow White reference I was quite excited, I absolutely love books that are either a) Fairy Tale retellings or b) have to do with fairy tales. I had very high hopes for it because of the fairy tale reference, so I was quite disappointed to find out that the Snow White reference doesn't come out until the end.

The writing was ok, it felt kind of trying and got boring at some parts, but it was ok. The plot line was pretty averege in the beginning, cliche, and not a very likeable main character. I really enjoyed the ending though because I was quite pleasently surprised by what happened at the end, even though I did have an idea that that would happen.

However, as stated before, I did enjoy the Snow White reference, and there was a nice fairy tale-y quality to the story.

I was not a big fan of Megan she was a very weak character and very undecisive, it was quite annoying to read about in the beginning, in the end she got better but not amazingly likeable, just, well, good. Luke seemed a little too cliche but cute.

Cafe Cover Chat: It's a good idea for the cover, I would like it a lot better, if only they changed the girl's dress, because it's not very flattering for her. (B+)

All in all, a pretty decent fairy tale-esque story for those who love stories like that, and also for those who just want to take a break and just read something.

Grade: B

Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the cover is originally what caught my attention.


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