Release Date: 13th June 2017
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Kindle Press
Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.
Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book, it seems an easy solution – too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as the paranormal Cadaveri.
Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?
Dare she read this book? What’s the price – and who pays it?
Hello and welcome to my first ever review as part of a blog tour! I would like to thank Faye Rogers and Louise Cole for letting me participate in the blog tour for this book. And so on with my thoughts…
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has a very unique concept and story that I was just into from the start. I loved the idea of the order and a book full of poetry that might somehow be able to help bring peace to our world.
Firstly, I will talk about the world. The world itself was very similar to ours. The only change was that basically World War 3 is about to break out. Young adults from the UK are all being sent to the war effort in large numbers to try and help. I liked this as although it is fantasy it was very close to our actual world making things seem more realistic and true. As if this could be us a few years down the line. This really adds to the thriller aspect.
The characters were overall enjoyable to read. I especially loved how down to earth Callie and her best friend Amber were. A lot of the time in YA a pretty boy comes along and sweeps a girl off her feet into some mystery and the girl never questions it, or her friends and family for that matter. In The Devil’s Poetry Callie and Amber question everything that is going on. They argue back and do research for themselves and I really enjoyed reading about two very headstrong young girls. Also the fact that they take no crap from boys was also a highlight for me. An issue I had with the other characters is that I would have preferred to have a bit more background or for them to be a little bit more involved.
If you are new to my blog you won’t know that I am not the biggest fan of romance. And with the romance in this book I didn’t exactly like it but it also didn’t bother as much as other romances have in the past. It was a little bit insta-lovey but also kinda realistic. I’m sure if you’re a romance fan, you would love the romance in this story.
My favourite part about this book was the book… I loved the vivid imagery that came from the book whenever Callie read from it. The descriptions and the emotion were so intense I loved every bit of it. If anything I would have loved to have more of Callie reading, just because it was so beautifully written.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am so glad that I was part of the blog tour!
BUT WAIT THERES MORE…
Louise Cole has written a sequel! If this sounds like the book for you then don’t worry because there is more. The Sequel is called On Holy Ground and will be available on KPD Select soon so keep an eye out for it!
It is available HERE if you want to get it for yourself!
Don’t just take my world for it! Make sure to check out everybody on the blog tour:
Thank you so much for checking out this post. I would love to hear what you think of this book in the comments, have you already read it or does it sound like the type of book you would love to read! xoxox