Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels — and conjures up new ones — for a climactic showdown. A werewolf, a guardian angel and a former vampire princess take turns narrating the fourth in this smart, playful series that began with Tantalize. Prepare for a hell of a ride as Cynthia Leitich Smith calls on characters from her previous novels – and conjures up new ones – for a climactic showdown.

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Angels, demons, werewolves, vampires — oh my! Fantastic interview and so cool to see where such awesome books have come from!

Oct 26, Jen Bigheart rated it really liked it Shelves: I will miss Miranda and Zachary and Quince and Kieren whose stories were nothing short of awesome.

Leitichh Miranda, watching her leitkch on Earth from the Penultimate after her death, notices that her best friend Lucy is in trouble, she sends word below to try and get her to safety. What cynhia you think? At last, Miranda is the life of the party: Steam comes off the pages in this one. Zachary is a fallen angel who is earth bound and is the guardian angel of Quince, the vampire with the soul.

I’ve been done for ages, but wanted to save my review until closer to the release date. Views Read Edit View history. Fantasy elements include vampires and shapeshifters.

I was looking for a good paranormal book to review when I spotted Diabolical by bestselling author, Cynthia Leitich Smith. He’s fallen far from grace, fallen short in his duties, and if he doesn’t get his act together he’ll end up taking a final fall cynthiz that eternal inferno. Some of you will ask if Quince is around. Does the journey of one illuminate that of another?

I wanted so badly to know what happened to Quincie and Kieren I had a lot of trouble getting into the second book. From here she can watch her boyfriend, Zachary, who is a guardian angel on earth.


This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Smith’s prose is fast-paced and funny and I found it hard to put the book down or, This series just keeps getting better and better! Miranda gets word to Zachary what Lucy is up to and begs for him to rescue her. Diabolkcal 18, Miranda Merrill rated it really liked it Shelves: The climax is hellishly awesome.

I love that Smith incorporated this style of writing in the story. Juggling all of these characters, new and old, while keeping the teen voice intact is a hard feat, but Leitich Smith pulls it all off In the beginning of the book, I found myself backtracking at times to keep up with who was talking. To be honest book 1 Tantalize was a little rough to get through, but I am glad I did because each book in this series gets better and better as it goes.


Everything is just so descriptive that there is no way the reader cannot visualize everything being read. Each character has their own story line and unique perspective on the events that take place.

So much pomp, trumpets, and horns you might have thought it was the Final Judgment. The capers the classmates get into and the classmates themselves provide the same amount of color as a brick. I should have said that. Cynthia Leitich Smith born is a New York Times best-selling [1] author of fiction for children and young adults.

Jan 24, Pages Young Adult Buy. Please provide an email address. Heaven, a place that in its very existence can cause so many problems when interacting with other belief systems, does more damage to the stakes in this novel than its protagonists do with stakes onto other vampires. Overall it was a great story and a fun series. She discovers that her best friend Lucy has been accepted to a private, exclusive boarding school in Vermont with ties to a bigger School with the same name in the Carpathians.


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It wasn’t enough to make me dislike the book just cringe diaoblical little every smth they used it. There are some excellent twists in the plot and fab new characters, especially Vesper and Nigel and the relationships between Miranda and Zachary and Quincie and Kieren are as sweet as ever. Jan 07, Mehvash rated it really liked it. I have read all 4 books in the Tantalize series, but this is my first review.

I never knew what was going to happen next. And of course Miranda in reunited with him too. So I gave this book away last month, but I haven’t properly reviewed it because I was mid-reading it at the time. Just when readers think that a twist simth is presented is just over the top and out of this world, Cynthia comes smihh with another one the tops it.

Despite the fire and brimstone setting, by the end I was able to declare Diabolical a “feel-good” read, because I finished without regrets and I’m satisfied with how it all turned out.

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Here they smity traps, monsters, and evil aplenty. Diabolical’s compact sentences and lengthy character list tips diabollical off from page one that you are in for good fun.

I was so happy to learn more about Miranda’s best friend Lucy. Even the Archangel Michael doesn’t seem as intimidating! It was also named to the Texas 2 x 2 List.

Will this one be in the Tantalize series as well, or will it start a new series?

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