The Seven Devils by Sara Danvers
GENRE: Paranormal, YA | PAGES: 300
My rating: ★★★
The beginning of The Seven Devils is enough to draw the reader in; the tension, the trauma—I was immediately moved by the protagonist.
Then it becomes a bit of a chore. The second quarter of the novel felt rushed and unrealistic (and not in a supernatural way, but rather in terms of human interaction.) I found it hard to believe that someone suffering from physical and psychological abuse would so easily allow a strange male into her house after having known him for the extent of just one afternoon, regardless of her obvious desperation for connection.
I almost gave up. I almost stopped reading, having become frustrated with this issue, and with the numerous grammatical and typo errors throughout.
And yet, Ellen had hooked me enough in the beginning, for me to continue with her story.
By the time we see Neil for who he truly is, flaws and all, I was rather gripped by his secrets, and their relationship—despite the open and rather frustratingly, lacklustre ending.
Apparently, there will be a book two and whilst I’m not on the edge of my seat with impatience, I do intend to follow up on their journey.