Genre: Fantasy/YA

Age: 16+

Recommendation: It was okay, I wouldn’t really recommend it though.

Type: This is book one in the  Devil Series. I stopped at book two, there is a third available as well but I don’t plan on reading it.

Summary: +interesting plot -one dimensional characters -inconsistent +decent action -slow at parts -plot holes +interesting romance dynamic -predictable -odd cliffhanger

Description:

Eve’s power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve’s unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she’s never had–love. But in Eve’s world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, the more difficult it becomes to spot the true devils, especially when she becomes one herself.

Full Review:

The cover art of The Devil’s Fool is beautiful. The model is lovely, the font is cool and the color scheme is great..but unfortunately that is where the greatness ended for me. I really wanted to get into this book. The description provided on the cover dangles the premise of  tortured soul overcoming her wretched upbringing only to flourish and master her own emotions by getting her life back, and sadly it just didn’t deliver.

The story follows Eve, a witch bred from two of the most powerful dark magic families that have ever existed. After witnessing her parent’s never ending cruelty and evil, Eve vows to never be like them and refuses to practice the very thing her parent’s hold dear, magic. No matter the torture, no matter the pain, Eve holds strong to her conviction and refuses to cave..until she encounters the first dude ever to pay attention to her that is. So. Lame.

Eve has the potential to be a mind blowing heroine, but she is reduced to a whiny, naive weakling and that really bugs me. I really liked how strong she is portrayed in the beginning and then the sharp change when she meets Boaz seems to cheapen her in my eyes. I understand the element of vulnerability that Eve displays because she was so surrounded by hate but the idea she lets herself go the way she does without much effort is disappointing.

The inconsistencies in the way Eve is viewed also confuse me. She is strong enough to overcome one huge bad boy of a obstacle and win the fight but then when faced with lesser foes she crumbles. I don’t get it? The insta-love in this book is uncomfortable. It goes from zero to one hundred and there isn’t a lot of explanation in between. It all felt very rehearsed and dry, but I will admit that the mystery behind it kept me intrigued so it isn’t all bad. With the exception of Eve, the characters all felt one dimensional and plain. I didn’t find myself invested in her relationship with any of them.

I don’t mean to rag on this book, the plot is really interesting and it has so much potential but I guess I am just super disappointed. I did read most of the second book, The Devil’s Angel, but I couldn’t finish it, it was just too slow. Even though the love element in this book interests me, I do not plan on reading it again.

On Amazon: The Devil’s Fool