Saturday, December 20, 2014

Laura’s Review of Devil in Daylight (The Devil in Miss Drake’s Class Book 2) by Marcus Damanda


After three months in the suicide prevention wing of St. George’s, Audrey Bales is finally coming home. Enrolled at a new school, she plans to reinvent herself with a new look, new friends, and a second chance to be just like everyone else. But the kids who drove her over the edge aren’t through with her yet.

And one of her new friends has an agenda all his own.

During the day, the halls of Battlefield High will echo with their screams.

And at night, their screams will be silenced.

What I Loved
            The story of Audrey Bales and the “Facebook Fifteen” continues in this second installment in horrifying ways.  Audrey is out of the hospital and immersing herself back into the real world, which as a reader made me a little scared for her but she definitely seemed to handle things with flying colors! I love Audrey so much and in this part she proved to me again why that statement is so true.  Like any teenage girl there are a few setbacks once Audrey comes back, but she still continues to move forward and take each day as it comes. 

            Not only do we see the progression of Audrey since she is out, we get to see what’s going on in the Face Fifteen lives’ as well, and boy oh boy do they have some hard times coming for them.  I don’t want to give too much away but I will say I will never look at fireflies the same way again. 

            We also get to meet the mysterious new figure in Audrey’s life that from the outside has securely planted himself in Audrey’s life in a positive way, but on the inside eats rotten food and likes to harm the people who made Audrey suffer.  There is so much going on in this story I don’t even know where to begin, but I will say I loved every minute of it.

Not So Much
           The overall plot continues really well in this story and at times it horrified me or just plain scared the crap out of me, which was awesome.  I guess my only complaint would be that the figures we got to see a lot of in book one are not as prominent in book two and that made me kind of sad.  We get to see Gale a little, but I would’ve liked maybe a little bit more from her point of view, towards the end I felt like she was forgot about more than anything. 

To Sum It All Up!

             Overall this series has been awesome, I know there is one more book coming (I think, there couple possibly be more) and I cannot wait.  This story has definitely played on conscience because there is a part of me that wants these people to pay for what they did Audrey especially since they don’t see what they did wrong and some are just true sociopaths, but at the same time I know that these people are kids and they have made mistakes.  I know deep down that Audrey wouldn’t want these things to be happening to these people and it makes me anxious for her when all of this plays out at the end.  There are so many twists and turns and dark moments that pushed my anxiety to the brink but I loved every minute of it and cannot wait for book three.

1 comment:

  1. Laura, you've made me very happy today. Thank you so much. Not only am I absolutely grateful for your kind words and keen observations--the thing about Gale registers with me, too--but I also appreciate the work and artistry you put into the graphics and the whole vibe of this blog.