Book Review: Daughters Unto Devils

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics.   Published September 29th, 2015 by Harlequin Teen.

Blurb from Goodreads:

When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. 

When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn’t right on the prairie. She’s heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can’t be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.

My take:

Daughters Unto Devils was a pretty good book, but I never felt really enveloped in it. Maybe because it was so short? I felt like the characters should have been developed more. It was an entertaining read and I did enjoy it, but I feel like it could have been much better. It was moderately scary, which made me happy since I’m kind of difficult to scare. I have a thing about demons though.  For some, it might not be that scary.  Overall though, I have to say that this book really felt kind of flat. I never really felt invested in the characters and they all just seemed two-dimensional. So, even though I did enjoy it, I have to give it a rating of two stars.

Creep Factor: 5

2 Stars

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