Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels - and conjures up new ones - for a climactic showdown. When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive under suspicious circumstances to a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. Plagued by demon dogs, hallucinatory wall décor, a sadistic instructor, and a legendary fire-breathing monster, will they somehow manage to escape? Or will the devil have his due? Best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith unites heroes from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series - including Zachary's girl, Miranda, and Kieren's love, Quincie - along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.

About Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed author of TANTALIZE and several other books for young readers. A member of the faculty at the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, she lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, author Greg Leitich Smith.
Published January 24, 2012 by Candlewick. 368 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult. Fiction

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Narrated by Sax Rohmer's Dr. Petrie, not Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson: a fanciful 1914 adventure for Sherlock Holmes--trailing Fu Manchu's dirty work through the charmingly unlikely landscape of.

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A blend of romance, action and horror, this distinguishes itself from the crowd of paranormal teen fare with the employ of plenty of camp and a healthy dose of dry humor, as in this passage where Zachary attempts to prove his angel status to Lucy: " 'Demons have scaly, dragonlike, clawed wings,' ...

Dec 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Diabolical (Tantalize)

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Zachary, Kieren, Quincy, and Miranda, all characters familiar to readers of the series, join new characters to fight the demonic nature of the school.

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book,” and therefore is not as formulaic as some paranormal books can be.

Feb 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Diabolical (Tantalize)

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