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Jun 24 2012

Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Candlewick Press, 2012. ISBN 9781921977626.
'Slipped' angel Zachary and his werewolf friend, Kieren enrol in a New England boarding school, a school full of hand-picked students with their own secrets. Zachary feels he has to protect the soul of Lucy, a friend of Miranda's and a student at the school. Zachary and Kieren plan to talk Lucy into leaving the school but soon realise that it's easier said than done. The school's ten students need to work together to survive the school's challenges. Worse, is this all a setup to trick Zachary to become a fallen angel?
Everyone is back for the final installment of Tantalize. I loved the idea of Miranda being redeemed. Diabolical is told from three perspectives; Kieren (the werewolf), Zachary ('slipped'angel) and Miranda (vampire). It was a little confusing reading form three perspectives but it kept the book interesting. A really good end to the Tantalise series.
Cecilia Richards (student).

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