Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review: Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Grad Student found Devoured by Amanda Marrone at the gym, if you remember, a signed copy and all! When my Nook decided to reboot while I was home for Christmas, GS threw this at me, and crushed it.

Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.

Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?(less)

Originality: 7. There is some weird mixing of fairy tales and ghosts in this book, almost two stories smashed into one. But it def gives it a higher originality scale. O ya, there is also a genie, and some wish granting happening in here...
Absurdity: 9. See about 7 rating, and then add in high school romance, a creepy twin sister ghost showing up dripping wet and throwing temper tantrums, and then some grisly murdering, all within a Snow White story. I could not stop, but I also could not stop screaming out "This is absurd!"
Level of Paranormal Romance: 8. Our high school romancers, Luke, Ryan, and Megan, really hit a doozey of a love triangle. Poor Ryan, he tries hard, but has this best friend getting in the way, and really, how could he compete with the boy who can see Megan's ghost sister?
Level of Harry Potterness: 5. You know what this means. I crushed this book, but was disturbed by the grisliness (really NO NEED for sawing through bone noises....) and that people I liked died. NO ONE NEEDED TO DIE.

I persevered. Though I am not sure still where the title came from. Apples? Snow White? Cause someone's heart got eaten? Ug.


  1. Ummmmmmmmmm................ it says my comment was published, but I don't remember commenting yet... if I did... sorry...... um.............. now this is awkward. But the real question is... did someone's heart really get eaten???

  2. YES. Spoiler alert or warning? There may or may not have been more then one...


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