Author: Amanda Marrone
Release Date: September 22, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: borrowed from Lexie
Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life.
But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.
Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?
(summary taken from Goodreads)MY THOUGHTS:
Three words to describe this book? Dark, fairytale-esque, and yet unfairytale-esque at the exact same time!
Devoured put an edgy and unique twist on the fairytale, Snow White (which I love), and I enjoyed it so much more than I expected to! I'm actually a huge fan of fairy tails and such. I'll admit that this was a little strange at first, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down!
I just adored the characters in this book. Megan was the perfect heroine, Luke was the perfect guy, and Remy was the perfect ghostly twin sister. I couldn't think up a more fitting cast for this story! The way Amanda Marrone crafted the mystery aspect of the plot was fantastic, and I was on the edge of my seat for several scenes.
Fun yet creepy, light yet dark — Devoured was a roller coaster ride that was full of contradictions! It gave me chills in some parts and butterflies in others. Part fairytale, part suspenseful mystery, and part super-sweet romance, this is a book you should definitely put on your radar! :)
BUY or BORROW?: If you love fairytales and their counterparts, you should definitely add this one to your collection!