Monday, January 11, 2010

Review: Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Title: Devoured
Author: Amanda Marrone
Published: September 2009
Paperback: 304 pages
Reading Level: YA
My copy: Received via trade on
My rating: 4 out of 5 wicked stars

My thoughts...

Devoured is dark, edgy remake of the fairy tale Snow White.  The main character, Megan Sones, lost her sister, Remy,  in a car accident that also put her father in a coma 10 years ago.  She has had various sightings of her sister's ghost but none so much as lately when she starts work at an amusement park to keep an eye one her boyfriend and his "friend".  Megan meets the park owner's daughter and forms an unstable friendship with her. She also meets the talented and mysterious Luke who to her surprise can also see her dead sister.

This book is not the sweet little fairy tale you might originally think it is.  There is some parts are, honestly, a little freaky and other that are shocking and other that are..well...sad.  It has a love triangle that completes itself nicely in the end.  The book is a pretty quick read and interesting enough to make you not want to put it down.  I recommend this book if you like fairy tale remakes that are modernized, loosely-based and twisted into a dark, edgy tales.

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1 comment:

Jessilyn said...

Sounds very good have to check this one out!

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