Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Cry Devil

Cry Devil by V.S. Ware

You are one half of a set of twins, identical from the crystal blue of your eyes right down to the deep black ink of the dream catcher tattoos at the nape of your necks. That is, until you move with your sister to the idyllic and lavish island of Vitoria. Your sister is swiftly swept up in the destructive behavior of a wild and charismatic tight-knit group of teens on the island- wading neck deep into the dark end of the popular pool. She changes over night, her blonde hair dyed lilac and lungs freshly filled with the sweet poison of cigarette smoke.

And before you know it, you’re swept up too.

There is a book without a name. . A girl burns alive and a secret binds the six of you in silence. That’s only the beginning.

But before all of that, you wake from a coma induced by a life-shattering car accident that took your father’s life and almost took yours. You know when you wake that your life will never be the same, that the darkness of the coma will hardly compare to the darkness that now surrounds your broken family. But you’ll never guess just how dark it will get… or how deadly.

So before supper, say your Grace. It might be your last.
Wow. I just finished Cry Devil (like literally 30 seconds ago)... and wow. This book was amazingly written. Although I am pretty sure not a single good thing happened throughout the whole novel... And it is not my normal type of genre. It is very addicting though!

The characters all seemed very broken, and a couple I still don't what's going on with them. I am pretty sure there is a lot happening that we don't know about yet. *cough*magic or something*cough*

This is a really hard review to write. It has been a while since a book has made my heart pound like this. Really. This book will definitely evoke feeling. Also there is that killer cliffhanger ending. There better be a second book...

The poor main character! She just does not get a break. I mean at the beginning her dad dies and it just goes from there. Another great aspect of this book was the narration. Instead of "I" or "Grace", the author uses "you". This type of unique narration really sucked me into Graces world.

The dialogue between characters flows incredibly well. In fact, the writing is flawless. Grace is very believable and the world she is in is vivid.

In this book there is the subject of Christianity. I do not know how it will come into play in the second book. It did add layers of suspense to the book.

All in all, this book was startling different and haunting. A total killer of a read! I would recommend it to older teens searching for a heart gripping read.

I do not know if the description does justice to the book. I think this book is more focused on Grace and the accident with her Dad than anything else.

Wow, this has been the hardest book to rate. It was so unique though!

4.8/5 bookcases
I'm still not sure on this rating! So conflicted... this is a really high rating for me.

*Received for free in exchange for an honest review*

1 comment:

  1. The synopsis seemed a little choppy, so for part of it I was saying "what????" Seems interesting but if you write a review about the characters it would spoil the book.