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. A werewolf, a guardian angel and a former vampire princess take turns narrating the fourth in this smart, playful series that began with Tantalize. 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.

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I expected a lot more actions, but oh well it wasn’t there. Edit or Start Again? Being that this was book 4 in the series I decided to read the first 3 before approaching this one.

Have to be honest.

The parts that really didn’t make peitich were at the end, which means I can’t be especially specific. Miranda renounced her blood-sucking ways in ‘s Eternal and has since been stuck in limbo at a hotel called the Penultimate somewhere between Earth and Heaven. Also by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Want to Read saving…. This supernatural diabolidal takes place at a mysteriously dangerous boarding school… Think Hogwarts. Kieren’s Story[45] illustrated by Ming Doyle, [46] is a fully illustrated young adult gothic fantasy graphic novel, published in by Candlewick Press, for ages 14 and up.

A great finish to an original and satisfying series. So when word comes down that his girlfriend’s bestie is in danger, he doesn’t hesitate to break all the rules. February 6, at The best one of the series! It’s been a while since I’ve had enough time to breathe, let alone read, and this book helped to bring me back into a headset where I could appreciate a book at the same time as I’m devouring it.


It defies all reason in my mind at how under rated this series is. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

They are going to try to make her leave. What I didn’t like: It got much more interesting towards the end.

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I always enjoy the layers of Cyn Leitich-Smith’s books. I was so happy to learn more about Miranda’s best friend Lucy. Dec 16, Pam rated it liked it Shelves: I received Diabolical through a Goodreads giveaway and read it over Christmas vacation. Well, head off the to academy with his protectee, Quincie, and her wolf-man, Kieran in tow. This novel is the fourth in a series, and I’d never read any of the others before. Some don’t stick around the whole time, insert knife hacking squeaks from Psycho and some have ties to people that will baffle you.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cynthia Leitich Smith. There were also many new characters – the other students – brought into the story. I was worried at first because Quincie wasn’t a POV, but was relieved when she was still a big part of the story. Short chapters and good pacing.

With diabolical wit, the author of Tantalize revisits a deliciously dark world. Trivia About Diabolical Tanta Overall, just a fabulous book with an action-filled plotline and an amazing climax with some sweet romance as well. All of our favorite characters are back plus Smith has added a few new players, that I am hoping will become more of a feature in future installments.

The one plus of more Harrison in the book was finding out cynthai he is super gay, which was kind of amusing. My deadline s,ith tighter than it has been in the past, in part because of writing the Eternal graphic novel adaptation, illustrated by Ming Doyle, in the interim.


Watch these guys at night.

DIABOLICAL by Cynthia Leitich Smith | Kirkus Reviews

BUT, again, since this was advanced, I’m sure the publishers will work o Diabolical is a romp through the world of were-animals, angels, demons, and all that is in between.

However, once they get in, they find that getting out isn’t going to be as easy as they thought it would be. Luminous is the word Quincie uses. It gives Miranda the perfect opportunity to keep an eye on Zachary and her best friend Cynthja. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a heaven vs. Lucy’s a plot point and that’s all there is to it. ctnthia

From here she can watch her boyfriend, Zachary, who is a guardian angel on earth. Well, it’s hard to make new Vamplets unique, yet cynthiia is.


If you enjoyed them, I imagine you’ll like this one too, especially since you’ll actually get a happy ending. Jun 12, Liviania rated it really liked it. Can’t wait to read more of Ms. My primary frustration, which I did not expect to come so fiercely into play as I opened the book, was the overt presence cynhia an afterlife.