On Trial: Dealing with Devils by Pembroke Sinclair

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments

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On Trial: Dealing with Devils by Pembroke SinclairDealing with Devils by Pembroke Sinclair
Series: The Road to Salvation #2
Also in this series: The Appeal of Evil
Published by Booktrope Editions on January 12th 2015
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 170
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher/Agent
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Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait...what? Katie's world has been turned upside down. She's fallen for Josh-despite the fact that he's a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren't as simple as she'd originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author has never asked me or tried to influence me for a positive review, nor have I promised one.

My Impressions:

Much better than the first book. I admit, I had my reservations going into this one. After hating Katie so much I didn’t know if I could make it through the second book. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still hate Katie. But now my reason has evolved. She finds out why Wes saw the darkness in her, but in always trying to show everyone’s whose boss she may have done the most stupid thing of all.

Plot: The plot got very interesting. Now that there is no crazy “love triangle”. The story had time to develop. Katie starts to get to know the way of hell and even starts delivering souls to hell. She also learns something about herself that everyone including Wes must have seen; View Spoiler ».

Characters: We don’t see Wes at all View Spoiler ». We get to know more about Deb but something about her just pisses me off too. Honestly though, I don’t blame her so much. If my friend is dating a demon and she is happy with him, should I think demons are evil people? We get to find out that demons can indeed love but choose not to since they know good things don’t usually come from that. There’s also a new demon Braden trying to win Katie over – not a love triangle. And Katie gets to meet View Spoiler ».

Writing: The writing was pretty good this time around since most the annoying inner turmoil that Katie was experiencing is over. There’s still some but it’s much easier to cope with this time.

I am definitely waiting to  read book 3 now, and I hope that it delivers. I’m glad I gave this one a chance. Plus, in the end Braden takes a soul and gives it to Katie but it seems that it looks different. Katie thinks it’s because the man has much greater sins but I think it’s because View Spoiler ».

The Verdict:

Highly Recommended

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