Devil in Ohio
A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspired by true events.When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and kissing Jules’s crush. Then things get weird. Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, she’s startled to see a pentagram carved into her back. Soon white roses start turning up on the front porch, a rabid dog bites one of Jules’ sisters, and Jules’ parents, who never fight, start arguing behind closed doors. Jules pieces clues together and discovers that Mae may be a survivor of the strange cult that has taken over a nearby town. And they will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

Devil in Ohio Details

TitleDevil in Ohio
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 7th, 2017
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
ISBN-139781250113610
Rating
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Thriller

Devil in Ohio Review

  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out.Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick read. Sadly, everything quickly turned to drama drama and more drama and coupled with Jules’s mom’s obsession with Mae’s well being, it got rather boring and felt repetitive. Plus the ending felt rushed and unresolved.Over This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out.Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick read. Sadly, everything quickly turned to drama drama and more drama and coupled with Jules’s mom’s obsession with Mae’s well being, it got rather boring and felt repetitive. Plus the ending felt rushed and unresolved.Overall, there were some creepy things, but the story lacked the tension a subject like this requires. **Huge thanks to Feiwel & Friends for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Amy's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARSJules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as innocent as she seems.Add Suzanne to the list of unintentionally horrible mom’s in YA lit. Psychiatrists aren’t allowed to take patients home. Egad! The longer Mae stays, the deeper Suzanne seems to be pulled into an obs 3.5 STARSJules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as innocent as she seems.Add Suzanne to the list of unintentionally horrible mom’s in YA lit. Psychiatrists aren’t allowed to take patients home. Egad! The longer Mae stays, the deeper Suzanne seems to be pulled into an obsession with the girl, neglecting her marriage, kids and job. Hello, unresolved issues. Suzanne, abused as a child, clearly hasn’t done enough work on herself, nor does she understand the concept of countertransference. The plot lost me when Suzanne insisted Jules drive her to the murderous cult to find Mae, with no regard to her own daughter’s safety. Worst. Mother. Ever.The ending seemed to open up more possibilities of danger, so I’m not certain whether there will be a sequel and if not, why such an ending.Why the bump up to 4 stars? I truly loved the reading experience of DEVIL IN OHIO. I liked Jules and had a lot of empathy for her struggles. Daria Polatin structured the story that most chapters were in Jules’s voice, with some third person POV chapters about Suzanne and her work with Mae. I wish the chapters had been labeled on in a less random order. One minute I’m reading Jules, the next chapter I’m not sure right away. THE DEVIL IN OHIO is more fun than an example of literary prowess, which is okay with me.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by strange things that keep happening to her and her family now that Mae's around. And Mae keeps stepping into Jules social world, where it almost seems like she's trying to edge Jules out. The situation forces Jules t I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by strange things that keep happening to her and her family now that Mae's around. And Mae keeps stepping into Jules social world, where it almost seems like she's trying to edge Jules out. The situation forces Jules to take matters into her own hands... The mystery of Mae and where she came from kept me speeding through the novel. I also really loved the main character Jules, and how honestly she shared her feelings, even if they weren't always flattering. I'd recommend this book for age 13 and up, as the subject matter is a little dark. Overall a fun, sometimes scary, addictive read!
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  • Mira Gibson
    January 1, 1970
    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a 'genre' is supposed to mean, because I'm an avid mystery reader and Devil in Ohio quenched that thirst. What I'm about to say might at first blush sound like a criticism (harsh perhaps) but that's not the case...I I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a 'genre' is supposed to mean, because I'm an avid mystery reader and Devil in Ohio quenched that thirst. What I'm about to say might at first blush sound like a criticism (harsh perhaps) but that's not the case...I was sucked in--phenomenally sucked in to this story!--and had to keep flipping the pages, because the story was so intriguing that I needed to know what happened to Mae. This YA novel is told from Jules' perspective--a teenaged, self proclaimed "average" girl. I love that about this novel. But Jules isn't the intrigue, Mae is. Mae is a cult survivor who is "taken in" by her psychiatrist, the teenaged daughter of which--Jules--is tasked with "helping her fit in". Devil in Ohio is a success of suspense and intrigue that transcends genre--again, I'm no "YA" fan, I just love a good page turner with mystery!--because the story is told through Jules' teenaged eyes, a story that centers on the enigmatic Mae, a cult survivor, but is shared so thinly, so slightly, because it is a teenaged girl--an average girl--who tells the tale. What I love most about how Polatin tells this--brace yourself, it's a true story!--tale, is that she keeps the narrative grounded in the teenaged girl's perspective. Honestly, as a reader and ***ahem, LOVER of mysteries***I was dying to read a chapter from Mae's perspective. Show me the darkness of the cult, show me the perversions! But Polatin was perhaps braver and smarter than that and refused to "sensationalize" the "cult culture". Instead, she dropped harrowing glimpses of this world that Mae--thank God!--escaped, and let the reader draw their own conclusions. Oh, the conclusions I drew! At the end of the day, this was a book that had an effect on me, the kind of book that left me thinking--stewing in fact--once the final page had been turned. I personally feel that this is the mark of a great book. I loved "living" in this world with the characters and I was sad when it ended. I highly recommend anyone read it, regardless of their preferred genre--hell, I love me a mystery and never thought twice about "YA" but this book blew my preconceived notions out of the water!--It's a fast and fun read. Go for it! Polatin delivers in a way few do!
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  • Abdi Nazemian
    January 1, 1970
    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book!
  • Eric Zuckerman
    January 1, 1970
    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but mostly because I know I might have done the same in my youth. Daria Polatin finds a way to keep the reader on Jules' side even while we're yelling at her to stop being so selfish. But it's that youthful selfishness This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but mostly because I know I might have done the same in my youth. Daria Polatin finds a way to keep the reader on Jules' side even while we're yelling at her to stop being so selfish. But it's that youthful selfishness that rings so true. And while this book is very much about female experiences (with three vivid and captivating female characters at the center), it's truths about the choices we make growing up in our quest to be popular are universal. I loved this book and recommend it not only to young women, who are certainly the target audience, but to anyone who has ever struggled with trying to be popular while remaining true to oneself. Which is to say, I recommend it to everyone.
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  • Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in.Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kept the pages turning. Devil worshipping? Cults? I had to find out! (I ended up staying up past my bedtime to keep reading.) The level of detail was incredible (the rituals and cult) and the fact that it was based on a t Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in.Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kept the pages turning. Devil worshipping? Cults? I had to find out! (I ended up staying up past my bedtime to keep reading.) The level of detail was incredible (the rituals and cult) and the fact that it was based on a true story gives me goosebumps writing while I’m writing this! Suzanne, Jules’ mother, drives the plot so well. And the more Suzanne reveals about Mae's history, the more danger she puts her own family in... A killer debut novel that has gotten me so excited to read the author’s next work!
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photography, her hatred of mushrooms, and her perspective on the world. I think the way the teens are written is very smart, as they all have unique voices. They’re not innocent beings who are unaware of the realities of I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photography, her hatred of mushrooms, and her perspective on the world. I think the way the teens are written is very smart, as they all have unique voices. They’re not innocent beings who are unaware of the realities of the world. They’re witty and remind me of how my friends and I interacted in high school. The banter between Isaac and Jules is so natural and entertaining.The chapters of Devil in Ohio are short, so it flows really well. You can always fit in one more chapter before bed! The mixture of first person narration from Jules, third person with her mom Suzanne, and interviews between Mae and Suzanne keeps you engaged. It’s a page turner because of the mystery at its center, but also because of the writing style. The imagery is so vibrant. The line “Purple and blue swirls of blood circled just under her skin's surface like weather patterns of hurt" was one of my favorites!I highly recommend this book because it’s fun, spooky, and teaches a great lesson about appreciating the life you have.
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  • Joe
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review.Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules is starting high school and is trying to get a spot on the school paper as a photographer. When Suzanne tells Jules and her two sisters Dani and Helen that Mae is going to stay with them, things around them start getti I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review.Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules is starting high school and is trying to get a spot on the school paper as a photographer. When Suzanne tells Jules and her two sisters Dani and Helen that Mae is going to stay with them, things around them start getting weird. What I really liked about this book are the following: great story (the author mentioned it was based on true events)well rounded characters (always great to have strong female characters in books)no love triangle or instalove ( I could have given this book 5 stars just for that alone)What I did not like about the book:the only thing I did not like about the book was that the ending was a bit of a let down. The book does not set itself up for a sequel so it has the HFN/HEA feelingEverything being said and done I can easily give this book 4.5/5
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in me, but I couldn't imagine putting my teenage daughter in danger the way this Mom did, even if all odds were against me. I also, thought the last few chapters, kinda wrapped-up the loose ends a little too quickly. I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in me, but I couldn't imagine putting my teenage daughter in danger the way this Mom did, even if all odds were against me. I also, thought the last few chapters, kinda wrapped-up the loose ends a little too quickly. This girl, the family "saved" had a whole lot of issues, I hope the author plans a "Part 2", because the way it was ended, left a lot of questions! Overall, though a very good, book!
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  • Myles Reid
    January 1, 1970
    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would make Mae a recluse at school ended up making her seem cooler. I liked it a lot.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineJules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused by her family in the nearby town of Tisdale, Ohio. A sign of Satan has been carved on her back, and the sheriff has come to the hospital looking for her, which is why Jules' mother has broken protocol and brought Mae h E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineJules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused by her family in the nearby town of Tisdale, Ohio. A sign of Satan has been carved on her back, and the sheriff has come to the hospital looking for her, which is why Jules' mother has broken protocol and brought Mae home. Since the Mathis family are certified foster parents, Mae is able to stay with them and attend Jules' high school. When classmates find out that she is from Tisdale, where Satan worship goes on even though people know about it, she becomes "cool", and Jules does by association. However, Mae accepts a date from Jules' crush, Sebastian, and Jules starts to resent the problems that Mae is causing her family. These intensify; the parents are fighting, Jules' younger sister is attacked by a dog left on the doorstep, Jules is almost kidnapped, and the mother is in a suspicious auto accident. While the mother has her own reasons for saving Mae, it's a very dangerous game. Will the Mathis family be able to save Mae... and themselves?Strengths: Abuse, devil worship, creepy towns? For some reason, my 6th graders want to read this kind of book, so the topic would be very popular. The odd, retro cover is appealing in a creepy way. This did keep me turning the pages because the characters did so many things that they shouldn't have! This claims to be based on a true story, which is very sad. A definite must read for Young Adult horror fans. Weaknesses: This is definitely for older readers. Aside from alcohol drinking and other inappropriate behaviors, there is too much discussion of sex for me to ever hand this book to a middle school student. Jules was not a pleasant character, but her development, and well as the ending of the book, could have been written more effectively. What I really think: I'm not a fan of horror books, but understand my students enjoy them. It's just tricky finding one that has murders, abuse, blood, and gore and is still appropriate for eleven year olds!
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  • Georgia Meagher
    January 1, 1970
    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I’m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because of the content. I’m going to get a lot of use out of this for my paper, even if I’m going to bash this book. I guess I’ll start with the things I did like-which mostly was the concept. I wish the author would have f Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I’m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because of the content. I’m going to get a lot of use out of this for my paper, even if I’m going to bash this book. I guess I’ll start with the things I did like-which mostly was the concept. I wish the author would have focused more on the cultish stuff and not the main character complaining about how dull her average life is on every page. When a new girl comes in she shakes things up by “taking over” the main characters life. I wanted more creepiness, more action, anything to drown out the main characters whining. I also read this in about a day. It’s really easy to get through if you’re just going for page count. I also gave it two stars instead of just one because it got more interesting near the end when she has to go get Mae from the cult because the main character (Julia) basically sent her back there in the first place. Julia is my main problem with this book. Besides Bella Sean, I think she is probably the most unbearable character I have ever read. (Sorry to all the Twilight fans, I just can’t stand whiny characters). She complains consistently-about her social ranking, about her only having one best friend (who is too good for her anyways), her complaining about her crush not responding to her awkwardness (was it supposed to be cute? I get that people are awkward but in this case it just made her seem like she had no conversation skills). I also really wanted to like the family aspect but nobody was around for me to ever care about them. Jules also just wasn’t very smart in general. And her snarky moments were really lacking. I haven’t had this much to say about a book in awhile, but I mostly am just annoyed that I chose to write a report on this. I think maybe this could work for people who are a tad younger than me, because the writing was also a bit juvenile for my taste. I sound harsh but at least it was easy for me to read through quickly. I can always appreciate a book that I can read in one sitting. Also it helped me reach my goodreads goal for the year, so that is something I suppose. 😂
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  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsI was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts:• The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't put this down!!• The ending was... interesting? I'm really not sure how to feel about it. But I definitely kept thinking about it for a while since it's so open-ended.• I feel like I've read the whole "new person in my lif rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsI was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts:• The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't put this down!!• The ending was... interesting? I'm really not sure how to feel about it. But I definitely kept thinking about it for a while since it's so open-ended.• I feel like I've read the whole "new person in my life is stealing everything from me" plotline several times before... but never in a book this dark. So while Jules' story didn't seem super new, this still felt fresh because of the whole cult aspect.• So after looking at some other reviews, it seems a lot of readers were annoyed by Jules' selfishness... what frustrated me 598425390243 times more was Suzanne. Her judgement is completely clouded by her desire to be the hero and save kids from the cult. She repeatedly puts herself AND her family in danger and she only acts like a mother to Mae. I'm not saying she needs to conform to society's expectations of solely prioritizing motherhood-- I'm saying it's ridiculous that she doesn't seem to care at all about her children but pampers Mae, who isn't even her kid. You'd think the psychologist in the book would be able to recognize when their judgement was't sound, but nope. She's the actual worst. She treats Jules, HER OWN DAUGHTER, like a doormat and doesn't seem to recognize at all that she's completely screwing up her life. She watches her family members get hurt and seems almost unfazed, just determined to bring down an entire cult by herself??? It's been a while since I finished this book so I don't remember all the details, but I just remember being ready to chuck this book out the window because of Suzanne's terrible decision making.** Special thanks to MACMILLAN for sending me this arc. These are my unbiased thoughts on DEVIL IN OHIO **
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  • Creatyvebooks
    January 1, 1970
    So I read this book pretty early in the year because I was intrigued by synopsis but unfortunately Devil in Ohio was a bit of a disappointment for me. One being the main character Jules. Yes I understand she's a teenager and are prone to stupidity and jealousy but my goodness this girl was just too much. Seriously she lacked in my opinion empathy for Mae, who happens to be an abused victim of an insane cult. This is shown early in the book. But quickly she's trying to be bestie with Mae as soon So I read this book pretty early in the year because I was intrigued by synopsis but unfortunately Devil in Ohio was a bit of a disappointment for me. One being the main character Jules. Yes I understand she's a teenager and are prone to stupidity and jealousy but my goodness this girl was just too much. Seriously she lacked in my opinion empathy for Mae, who happens to be an abused victim of an insane cult. This is shown early in the book. But quickly she's trying to be bestie with Mae as soon as she becomes popular. I just couldn't stand her wishy-washy character. Still many of these misunderstandings probably could have be avoided if the mom would have just been honest and not so secretive about why Mae was there in the first place. Secondly, my problem with the book is the pacing. It started off thrilling but then it started to lag before picking up again towards the very end. An ending that felt sort of rushed.Anyways these are just a few thoughts. I'll have a thorough review closer to release date.Thanks Fierce Reads for a copy.
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  • Bridgett Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.I really was excited to read this book. It started off so good. This look liked it was going to be a fast paced YA thriller. BUT it started to go down hill about half through. It started great, A girl is found on the side of the road. She has a pentagram burned into her back. She's been abused by a satanic cult. A psychiatrist who works at the hospital brings her home to her family, hoping to help the girl. and that's where the book goes down hill. Parts a I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.I really was excited to read this book. It started off so good. This look liked it was going to be a fast paced YA thriller. BUT it started to go down hill about half through. It started great, A girl is found on the side of the road. She has a pentagram burned into her back. She's been abused by a satanic cult. A psychiatrist who works at the hospital brings her home to her family, hoping to help the girl. and that's where the book goes down hill. Parts are explained to much and other parts are not explained at all. I think if the author goes back and redoes parts of this book, it could be a really good book. I feel the author rushed to end the book. I have ALOT of questions that were not answered. I think it's a good rough draft of a story. It definitely needs so work for it to be a great book. It has promise
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  • Jenn Lopez
    January 1, 1970
    I hated the first line in the book about the tan cornflake. The "prologue" should be chapter 1. It pulls the reader in. I liked the story behind this book, I feel it wasn't executed to it's full potential. I feel some of the characters weren't developed enough, like Isaac, he was her best friend, then got ignored though most of the book, only to return to help save the day. I liked the ambiguous ending, I want to go back to see if there was a clue as to who these new people might be. I felt some I hated the first line in the book about the tan cornflake. The "prologue" should be chapter 1. It pulls the reader in. I liked the story behind this book, I feel it wasn't executed to it's full potential. I feel some of the characters weren't developed enough, like Isaac, he was her best friend, then got ignored though most of the book, only to return to help save the day. I liked the ambiguous ending, I want to go back to see if there was a clue as to who these new people might be. I felt some of the descriptions were long-winded and unnecessary. I still think I will order it for my high school library.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.I was really intrigued by the summary of this book, but ultimately I was a little disappointed. The characters didn't seem fully formed and I didn't have much emotional investment in any of them. It was a fantastic concept for a story and I liked Polatin's writing style, but the story didn't have as much depth or was as well executed as I would have liked. It's not a favorite of mine, but I would *Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.I was really intrigued by the summary of this book, but ultimately I was a little disappointed. The characters didn't seem fully formed and I didn't have much emotional investment in any of them. It was a fantastic concept for a story and I liked Polatin's writing style, but the story didn't have as much depth or was as well executed as I would have liked. It's not a favorite of mine, but I would consider putting this in the hands of reluctant readers who enjoy light horror or need less complex storylines.
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  • Samantha Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers.The book was descriptive and well written in places however at times it was hard to tell who's perspective the current chapter was being told in whether it was the main character Jules or third person. I did get mixed feelings towards some Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers.The book was descriptive and well written in places however at times it was hard to tell who's perspective the current chapter was being told in whether it was the main character Jules or third person. I did get mixed feelings towards some of the characters and ended up having a love-hate Mae.
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  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh well...
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  • Daria Polatin
    January 1, 1970
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