By Pembroke Sinclair
book rate: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Series: The Road to Salvation
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Release Date: January 16th 2015
Genre: Young Adult; Paranormal Romace
Page Count: 210
Page Count: 210
Source: We received a copy of this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait...what?
Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She's fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.
We went to this book expecting it to be like its prequel "The Appeal of Evil" but ended up finding it way more gripping. The world of this series develops so much, we learn a lot more about it and, therefore, gain a better understanding of some characters (as Josh, for example).
As it is we also see a lot of character development, mainly noticeable on Katy, whose personality becomes stronger throughout the book. "Dealing With Devils" shows us why she is the way she is and she, pardon my french, is a total bitch. Surpringly (or not), this comes as something very refreshing, Katy is far from being the typical heroine, actually, she just isn't a heorine at all! In this novel we get the chance to experience "the other side of the story" and this made us fly through the pages like some crazy!
We were slightly discomfortable with a specific aspect of the writting style though... "Dealing With Devils" is written in the 3rd person but Katy keeps asking herself questions as if she was the narrator. This did feel a bit odd to us...
Then there is Deb, Katy's best friend, who we see a lot more of too. She seemed emotionally unstable, someone who always wants to be on the spotlight and we guess that's why she falls for Braden so easily too. Braden, the typical demon taking advantage of her to get to Katy. They are secondary characters but we really appreciated the chance to learn more about them as to understand the storyline (which improved thourghout the book thanks to this) better.
Finally we finish the last chapter with a great cliff hanger that left us super excited for the next book (there better be one Pembroke Sinclair!). We recommend if you're looking for a refreshing and quick read!