Official Review: The devil's fool by Rachel McClellan

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Re: Official Review: The devil's fool by Rachel McClellan

Post by Noctiluca » 16 May 2018, 14:08

A dark read, indeed. Sounds like it will be great for scratching that particular itch. The vampire romance itch too, I suppose, haha! Thanks for the review, gives a lot more insight into the character of the book than the basic description gives.

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Post by Tars » 16 May 2018, 14:09

Dark, ambitious, corrupted... Sounds like politics. Just joking, but seriously I am intrigued with concept which this books research. Conflict between choice and nature may be interesting reading if it's as good written as review suggest.

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Post by ladycraic » 16 May 2018, 14:13

Thanks for the insightful review! I never imagined Eve would give in to her darker side! I won't be reading but the plot seems very interesting.

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Post by Sunguy » 16 May 2018, 14:34

"The author's character development and plot descriptions are impeccable. I felt I was right there with Eve throughout all her sorrows and troubling times. Her feelings were relatable to those who have had a rough childhood that leads to a tough adulthood, and is trying to find salvation"

This point in quoted out, really structures what some children pass through. I won't classify this part as fantacy but as reality.
This is to make parent focus on their children and show them more love, because love of a parent surpasses all other love from childhood.

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Post by BDTheresa » 16 May 2018, 14:37

The book cover is truly cativating. A fantasy horror thriller about witches and vampires, that's cool. Great review.

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Post by BDTheresa » 16 May 2018, 14:42

The book cover is truly captivating. A fantasy horror thriller about witches and vampires, that's cool. Great review.

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Post by Delioness » 16 May 2018, 14:46

I'm not a fan of dark reads, but the upshot seems to have convinced me otherwise. It is quite natural for parents to want their children to be better than them. I am not surprised that Eve's parents wanted to get her to change her mind, but going to such extremities is unimaginable. I believe they should have done a better job of understanding their daughter, as well as accepting her for who she is.
A concise but comprehensive review. Nice one.

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Post by tintinkie » 16 May 2018, 14:47

I already loaded the book as vampires and all things light fantasy intrigue me.

Your review does give me the feeling that it will be darker then I was expecting. You go into quite a bit of detail, which is but at the same time isn't spoiler alert. It is right there on the line. For which I admire your review.

A few tiny errors (but am writing on my phone so can't comment properly on that).

This review makes me want to read the book but this time with caution as you go on about the abuse. I am not really into reading about abuse.
Meaning, I would not have started reading this book had I read this review instead of the intro. (If that makes any sense)

Loved the warning and will keep it in mind!
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Post by Lgs1089 » 16 May 2018, 14:47

It's been a while since I've read anything in the fantasy/supernatural genre. I like how you've described the book in a way that really humanizes the undead. I'll have to try it out.
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Post by SammiArch » 16 May 2018, 14:50

Great review. I am actually excited to read this one! Thanks for the thorough review. I love everything vampires and witches!
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Post by strawberrysab » 16 May 2018, 14:58

Thanks for your review! I’m usually not a fan of vampire books so I might pass on this, though I’m intrigued by the protagonist’s inner battle, so.. I’m in the middle of my own inner battle. Read or not to read? :eusa-think:
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Post by Sanyesto » 16 May 2018, 15:02

Eve, the main character, has magical powers but refuses to use them forcing her parents to subject her to extreme torture. This is really a wonderful dark fantasy read that I will be submerging myself into.

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Post by jemgirl202 » 16 May 2018, 15:14

I really enjoy fantasy novels and I am glad the author made this story a bit darker. I also love that the characters have great development. Congrats on book of the day! Great review!

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Post by Scerakor » 16 May 2018, 15:22

Power hungry witches, vampires, magical abilities comma and a paranormal love story despite the odds; it sounds like this book has a little bit of everything for those that enjoy the paranormal fantasy with a bit of a love story genre.

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Post by Britty01 » 16 May 2018, 15:29

Thanks for the in depth review. I started reading the first chapter. I did not get why she fell for Boaz so quickly and did not realize he must have known what her parents would do in retaliation. There was too much abuse, magic and violence for me to really enjoy reading this story.

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