A review by zigalayho
Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Diabolical is a romp through the world of were-animals, angels, demons, and all that is in between. Let it be known that this is the fourth in a series of books, but this is the first one that I have read. Also, I received this through NetGalley as an advanced read.
My first concerns are in the kindle formatting. There were many gaps, sentences that cut off and started on another line too quick, and no breaks in chapters. BUT, again, since this was advanced, I'm sure the publishers will work out any kinks in the ebook version before it's released.
In the beginning of the book, I found myself backtracking at times to keep up with who was talking. This comes from the switching back and forth between the main characters for the narration of the book. As I became accustomed to the switching, it was easier to follow.
I liked the characters; they were given enough personality to be believable. I loved this point of view on Heaven and Hell and the inhabitants of both. I won't ruin it for you, but the Afterlife for those who go up is very interesting. This is not a 'religious' book; no one has to worry about being offended by theology and such. This is a fun adventure in a different type of world.
I look at books to engage and entertain me; to sweep me away into someone else's lives and story. This book does just that - it entertains. Good book for 13/14 and up.