Devilish – Maureen Johnson
Demons have taken over your school, who you gonna call?
A) The Ghostbusters.
B) The Winchesters
C) Aint nobody got time for that, I’m doing this on my own.
If you answered A, make sure they don’t cross the streams, if you said B, make sure you don’t get romantically involved with Sam, it doesn’t end well. If you said C, then you have chosen the same course of action as the characters in this book.
Here’s a short intermission just to tell you about the six week challenge, this year, I am pledging to review every book that I read, you guys know I hate writing bad reviews right? Well, for the next six weeks, I don’t have a choice, good book, bad book, mediocre book, I’m reviewing them all! Those of you that are regulars, I’ll mark every post that’s related to the challenge with a little thumbnail at the bottom of the reviews. Those of you that are here because of the six week challenge, you should stay a while, let’s get acquainted and stuff.
Wickedly funny high school satire – what would you give to be popular?
Ally and Jane may not be that popular but they’re good friends…that is until they each get allocated a freshman, a ‘little’ to show the ropes to at school.
Cracks begin to show as Ally changes into a whole different person, literally overnight. She’s dressed better, making new friends, and ditching Jane more and more.
But Ally’s transformation has its price. And it’s up to Jane to save her former BF from a ponytail-wearing, cupcake-nibbling devil in disguise!
I’m a big fan of Maureen Johnson, those of you who’ve read this blog before will probably be aware of that. This is one of her earlier books, I got it several years ago when it was a kindle daily deal and honestly, I have no idea why I haven’t read it before, this book is genius.
So, the whole premise might sound a bit odd, the whole demons taking over a school thing, but trust me with this, this isn’t your regular comedy horror. This is a book about a teenage girl dealing with normal teenage girl stuff who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a heaven vs hell style battle that happens to be taking place during her senior year of high school. Have any of you seen a film called Enchanted? Where there is one character who just isn’t aware that he’s in a musical and spends the entire film looking a bit like this:
Well, that is our lead character, Jane. Which is actually really refreshing, because usually in this sort of situation, the protagonist is either some sort of demon hunter (like Buffy) or some sort of victim who accepts the whole demons thing and gets on with it.
It took a while for this to get going, and when I say a while, I mean it took half the book, but once it got started, it was awesome! It was silly and fun, think early Buffy the Vampire Slayer and those proper cray cray episodes of Supernatural and kind of perfect for my first post in my six week challenge!