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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Dec 16, Pam rated it liked it Shelves: I liked the first three books much better than the fourth one. Honestly, I think this would have been better had she ixnayed the happy ending. Miranda is Zachary’s true love and she is in a sort of heavenly limbo–reconciling herself with the evils that she did a Book 6 Read in Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith YA This is the fourth book in a young adult paranormal series.

Trivia About Diabolical Tanta It wasn’t enough to make me dislike the book just cringe a little every time they used it. I loved being kept on my toes throughout. Leitich-Smith has a great voice that makes her books leasy-to-read and fun.

I just really love his character. The Horn Book calls the novel an “intoxicating romantic thriller. In this book, the main focus returns to Zachary and Miranda.

It’s been a while since I’ve had enough time to breathe, let alone read, and this book helped to bring me back into a headset where I could appreciate a book at the same time as I’m devouring it.


Must keep reading on… Smith has a writing style that is so addictive! I also am not a huge diaolical 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.

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Be the first to discover new talent! Download our Spring Fiction Cyntia Now. This series just keeps getting better and better! February 5, at 9: Miranda is able to observe those left behind on a monitor-com, which both kicks the plot into action and allows her to comment on what is happening outside of Kieran and Zach’s purview.

I especially loved the memo’s from Michael.

I mean realistic in the sense that everything works together according to the book’s rules, and all the characters have a full personality and are not one-dimensional. I truly enjoyed reading the series and am sad to see it leigich to an end.

There were a few instances where the descriptions kept running on in a way that led my mind to wander onto other cynthua. Each had their own distinctive voice and it was fun getting to see their side. A blend of romance, action and horror, this distinguishes itself from the crowd of paranormal teen fare with the employ of plenty of camp and a healthy dose of dry humor, as in this passage where Zachary attempts to prove his angel status to Lucy: From there, she keeps tabs on her best friend, Lucy, and is dismayed to see her arrive at Scholomance Preparatory Academy, a boarding school in rural Vermont that may be a place of great evil.


I liked the story and the forever battle between good and evil. Gosh, I just can’t believe that I’m finally done with the series. It’s a trap for our intrepid heroes, one laid by Satan himself, and baited with the souls of innocents.

Letters From Authors Looking for authors who write back to classes? From the Tantalize launch party. Bought at Comic Con but they also do online Nov 27, Haley rated it it was amazing. diabolica


This was a book that made me chuckle and roll my eyes at its imagery and creativity. Look for lots of references — both literary and pop culture.

He tries his best to follow the rules, but when the ish hits the fan at the boarding school, he follows his own heart. This supernatural story takes place at a mysteriously dangerous boarding school… Think Hogwarts.

Does the journey of one illuminate that of another? Want to Read saving…. This book is what I consider a light read and it moves very quickly. Recent Posts Book Birthday Bash: Heaven, a place that in its very existence can cause so many problems when interacting with other belief systems, does more damage to the stakes in this novel than its protagonists do with stakes onto other leituch.