THE DEVIL’S THIRD: Book Review

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Blurb:
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.

But her problems are mounting.

Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.

Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.

Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?

And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?

MY REVIEW:

I can’t believe the trilogy is over. Once again, I find myself breathless when I turn the final page of a Rebekkah Ford book. I said it with book two, DARK SPIRITS, but I want to say I wish it was true even more so now— I wish a trilogy meant ‘never-ending’.
However, Ford could not have wrapped up her series in a better way.This book has everything that a good story needs— prose that flies off the page, characters we’ve come to love and to care about, action that makes us hold our breath, chapters that make us stay up all night long, and even more.

Following the now-immortal Paige Reed through her journey to stop the dark spirits overtaking the world, things have got even darker. Carrie— the girlfriend of best friend, Tree— has been in a car accident, which brings back dark flashbacks for Paige. Things are made even worse when she’s told her friend might not pull through, and that her spirit is stuck in horrifying memories of another dark spirit— the lines between the different realms begin to blur, and we learn that the world isn’t as simple as we once thought it to be.

When visiting Carrie in hospital, Paige and Tree are forced to make a promise by Bael(a dark spirit you wouldn’t want to mess with)— if not, the spirits will take Carrie away from them; they’ll let her die— and are made to keep it from Nathan, the ancient-but-cute boyfriend of Paige. Then, one night, Paige runs away, desperate to keep her promise to save her best friend from death, she has to leave Nathan and join forces with ex-boyfriend, Brayden. For Paige and co., things are looking bleak.

From here on-wards, the action goes into overdrive, and the pages of the book will be on fire as you turn them as fast as you can, the words leaping off the page and the vivid descriptions painting these scenes that will captivate your imagination. As we head towards the thrilling conclusion of this much-loved trilogy, Ford shows off her talent— this is writing at its best.

This book has the perfect blend of characters, setting, and action. Once more, we see chapters written from more points of view that Paige, adding a different perspective on the story— for example, when Paige leaves home and fools Nathan she’s left him, I couldn’t wait to get back to Nathan to see how he would react, and— at the same time— Tree knows the plan. This choreography of characters and the way in which Ford lets us know more than them makes the book an interesting read— it’s for this reason we care so much about these characters: three-dimensional and each with their own very-defined personality, they feel more real than book characters.

You’ll have a difficult time saying goodbye to Paige and Nathan, Carrie and Tree, because you do feel as though you know them.

I suffered a book hangover after this trilogy, and I hope you will, too.

This is a trilogy everybody should read. The beginning, the middle, and the end are five-plus star worthy, and they’ll keep you up all night.

So, thank you Rebekkah Ford, for writing these books— you’re definitely an author to follow into the future.

On an extra note, I’ve very much enjoyed reviewing these three books. I’ve had an amazing time with this trilogy and this cast of characters, and I truly am sad to say goodbye to them. Thank you to everybody who has read and shared and spread-the-word about these three reviews over the last three days. Thank you to Reach For The Stars marketing for giving me this fantastic opportunity. Thank you to Rebekkah Ford for writing these fantastical books.

And, finally, thank you to you— the readers. Each and every one of you.

Thank you.

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One thought on “THE DEVIL’S THIRD: Book Review

  1. Wow, Joshua, thank you so much! F.Y.I. I’m writing a novella called, Doorways. Remember when Jade told Nathan that Paige’s guide Moradin will be taking her on a journey? That’s what Doorways is going to be about. Then I’m going to write another novella in Ameerah’s POV. She’s an interesting character. I might write more on this trilogy. I don’t know. We’ll see. I do have fans wanting me to continue it. Some of them are requesting a spin-off of Carrie and Tree. 🙂
    Anyway, if you’re interested in reading anymore of my books, let me know. 🙂
    Thanks again.

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