Devilish by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So I love Maureen Johnson's personality. I've only had a chance to read a few of her books but I've noticed a certain disparity between her ability to be the best writer ever and actual evidence of that. For instance, I loved The Name of the Star but was underwhelmed by 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I still liked it, sure, but the pacing and the characters were so very different from NoTS and MJ's wonderful zany Twitter delightfulness. I figured that it could have just been a sort of chronological developing process. But then I read Devilish.
I really liked this book you guys. It's a really great read, and actually reminded me a good deal of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Good Omens (w/ Terry Pratchett).
It wasn't entirely perfect, but it has definitely shored up my opinion of MJ's novels. I am not at all afraid to delve into her older works as I was before. Because like the song goes, I wanna keep on loving you, MJ. *pats*
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Labels: 4 stars, maureen johnson, Review, YA