Shelves: young-adult , own-books Yes, this was diabolically good! There was just the right amount of romance and supernatural and I truly appreciate how different it is compared to other YA series with similar genres. I liked the romance between Zachary and Miranda. It was just perfect. Nov 06, Chapter by Chapter rated it really liked it As soon as I started reading, I was once again fully immersed into this hauntingly beautiful world created by Cynthia Leitich Smith. I personally think that you can get by without reading the other three books from the Tantalize series as Smith does a fantastic job of explaining the backstory with each character.

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Cynthia Leitich Smith Like Miranda being located at the Penultimate the weigh station for ascended smiith located just outside heaven. At least two of the girls remained completely confusable for me all the way up to the end. But Cynthia Leitich Smith has been building her cast throughout the series and people tend to show up again.

Cynghia will love that, getting their questions answered in a book inspired by them. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. The concept was really intriguing. Zach once more takes up narrating duties, as does Miranda, who is now in the Cnythia. University of Michigan J. The setup is pretty cool, and I do love theories of life after death.

They are going to try to make her leave. With a wink and a nod to Bram Ctnthia, New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites the casts of Tantalize and Eternal in a delicious dark fantasy her fans will devour. As I became accustomed to the switching, it was easier to follow. It was also named to the Texas 2 x 2 List. Videos About This Book. The only real criticism I can give is that some of the sentence fragments were hard to follow.

The story is just as readable and fantastical as the previous ones. See all books by Cynthia Leitich Smith. This comes from the switching back and forth between the main characters for the narration of the book.

This book managed it until cyntthia very last chapter. This book is what I consider a light read and it moves very quickly. It will appeal to fans of supernatural adventure and horror. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The world was very fully sketched-out Heaven, Penultimate, Earth, Hell, etc. And, well, still risk death if they play the game. Will this one be in the Tantalize series as well, or will it start a new series?

There is a graphic novel through his leitch of view. Rain is Not My Indian Name [16] is a novel for middle school readers. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe cyntthia be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Zach and Miranda use them excessively. Whereas the previous book was just a battle of good vs. I so enjoyed the journey Smith took us on.

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After Eternal and Blessed, I had high expectations for Diabolical. I received Diabolical through a Goodreads giveaway and read it over Christmas vacation. The first few days, I stopped and started because of the holidays, but as I got deeper into the story I ignored all obligations in order to finish. I was hooked. The concept was really intriguing. Kids stuck in a school from hell literally?


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Vuzragore Angels, demons, werewolves, vampires — oh my! Fantastic interview and so cool to see where such awesome books have come from! Oct 26, Jen Bigheart rated it really liked it Shelves: I will miss Miranda and Zachary and Quince and Kieren whose stories were nothing short of awesome. Leitichh Miranda, watching her leitkch on Earth from the Penultimate after her death, notices that her best friend Lucy is in trouble, she sends word below to try and get her to safety.


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