A Devil in Daylight

Marcus Damanda
A Devil in Daylight
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Evernight Publishing
Release Date
November 2014
Book 2 of The Devil in Miss Drake's Class
Young Adult Romance

"You will account for what you did to Audrey."

After three months in the suicide prevention wing of St. George's, Audrey Bales is finally coming home. Enrolled at a new school, she plans to reinvent herself with a new look, new friends, and a second chance to be just like everyone else. But the kids who drove her over the edge aren't through with her yet.

And one of her new friends has an agenda all his own.

"You, and all the others."

During the day, the halls of Battlefield High will echo with their screams.

"It will never stop."

And at night, their screams will be silenced.

"Until one of you ends it."

16+ due to violence and adult situations

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Apr 06, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
149 people found the following review helpful
Although it is published by the Evernight Teen division, Marcus Damanda's series has all the right ingredients for a skin-chilling thriller for adult readers.

A DEVIL IN DAYLIGHT is the second book in The Devil in Miss Drake's Class Series. While I didn't read the first book, I would recommend that readers start at the beginning to get the full impact.

The storyline picks up with Audrey on the brink of a fresh start. However, the tormentors of her past are not quite ready to admit defeat. With that determination channeled into social media, it's not long before the drama kicks into high gear. Add a parallel storyline featuring a demonic character and the book quickly starts hitting high marks on the supernatural scale.

Some elements of the story, particularly the hateful teenagers and their use of social media, are so realistic that it is eerie. I found myself quickly getting caught up in the storyline.

While I could have done without the cliffhanger, it certainly was successful in making sure that I added the next installment of this series to my list. It might feature a storyline geared for teens, but it had plenty of appeal for this adult reader.
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