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Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 at 2:31pm

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules’s clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’s crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving. Then things get weird. Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see: a pentagram carved into Mae’s back. Jules pieces together clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that’s embedded in a nearby town.And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

Devil in Ohio is a cult mystery that is definitely a page turner. It is based on a true story which is disturbing to know that this happened in real life. The book is a quick read, although it seems a little repetitive at times, the novel still keeps you engaged throughout the story line. The characters are developed well by Daria Polatin and you feel a connection to them by the end. I would recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of horror mysteries and is over the age of 13 because of the content.

- Callie, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

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"Devil in Ohio kept me up until 3 a.m. with the lights on-in a good way. It's a haunting thriller for readers who like fear, humor, and heart in one package."--Meredith Goldstein, advice columnist and feature reporter forThe Boston Globe, author of upcoming YA novelChemistry Lessons."Gripping, urgent and addictive,Devil in Ohio balances the dark exploration of cults with a compelling and often humorous take on teen social dynamics. This is the debut you won't want to miss."--Aditi Khorana, author of critically acclaimedThe Library of Fates andMirror in the SkyWhen fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules's clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules's crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.Then things get weird.Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see: a pentagram carved into Mae's back. Jules pieces together clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that's embedded in a nearby town.And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.