Devil in Ohio

Devil in Ohio

A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspired by true events. When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jul A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspire...

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Title:Devil in Ohio
Author:Daria Polatin
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:125011361X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:327 pages pages

Devil in Ohio Reviews

  • Eric Zuckerman
    Nov 07, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 19, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

  • Abdi Nazemian
    Nov 14, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

  • Joe
    Sep 22, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

  • Georgia Meagher
    Nov 24, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

  • Stefani Sloma
    Jan 07, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

  • Stacee
    Nov 05, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

  • Anne
    Jun 24, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...

    Jules and Isaac have always been best friends and as they start the school year, Jules has high hopes of joining the school paper as a photographer so that she can work with the boy she has a crush on, Sebastian. On the first day Sebestian lets her know that the current photographer wi...

    rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars I was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts: ? The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't ...

    Compulsively readable. I had to read this in one sitting. The creep factor for me was Mae herself--once Jules sees Mae as a threat, there's a good deal of uncertainty as to whether she's right. Suspense stays high throughout--I was hoping for more cohesion at the end, but it was accept...

  • Myles Reid
    Jul 22, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

  • Beth
    Dec 31, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jul 28, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    Oct 24, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

  • Theresa
    Oct 12, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Oct 14, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

  • Jordan
    Aug 21, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

  • Mira Gibson
    Nov 19, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

  • Laura Hall
    Dec 20, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

  • Kat
    Dec 07, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...

  • Carolyn
    Oct 25, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...

    Jules and Isaac have always been best friends and as they start the school year, Jules has high hopes of joining the school paper as a photographer so that she can work with the boy she has a crush on, Sebastian. On the first day Sebestian lets her know that the current photographer wi...

    rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars I was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts: ? The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't ...

  • Stephanie Schwartz
    Dec 05, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

  • Jessica Cuellar
    Jan 10, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...

    Jules and Isaac have always been best friends and as they start the school year, Jules has high hopes of joining the school paper as a photographer so that she can work with the boy she has a crush on, Sebastian. On the first day Sebestian lets her know that the current photographer wi...

    rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars I was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts: ? The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't ...

    Compulsively readable. I had to read this in one sitting. The creep factor for me was Mae herself--once Jules sees Mae as a threat, there's a good deal of uncertainty as to whether she's right. Suspense stays high throughout--I was hoping for more cohesion at the end, but it was accept...

    Although the book was decent enough, the ending left me completely perplexed. (Spoiler Alert): At the end when Mae was finally moving away with her new foster family, Jules kept pointing out how something seemed strange about Mae's new foster parents and mentioning the mysterious tatto...

  • Karen
    Feb 22, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

    This book is SO FUN! I don't usually read YA, and I found this book to be completely compelling - I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I loved the way Polatin ended each chapter, building suspense in a way that felt natural and not cheesy. The way the main character's nor...

    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...

    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...

    Jules and Isaac have always been best friends and as they start the school year, Jules has high hopes of joining the school paper as a photographer so that she can work with the boy she has a crush on, Sebastian. On the first day Sebestian lets her know that the current photographer wi...

  • Michelle
    Jul 23, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

  • Amanda Brown
    Feb 05, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

  • Megan
    Oct 15, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

  • Alexander
    Nov 07, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

  • Samantha Smith
    Nov 25, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

  • Nicki Gee
    Jan 25, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...

    Devil in Ohio was definitely an interesting book although my main criticism is the way in which the book ended. I'm not sure if Daria is planning to write more but if she is not then the ending leaves a lot of people unsatisfied and searching for more answers. The book was descripti...

    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...

    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...

    This book is really good and I want a sequel! It was hard to put down. ...

    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...

  • Shelly Romero
    Feb 01, 2018

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...

    This fell flat for me. So much more could have been done to make it super creepy but ironically there were unnecessary details. The main character was whiney and opinionated but wouldn't stand up for herself which was annoying. Overall, a quick read that I won't remember in a few month...

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by s...

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a...

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book! ...

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but ...

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in. Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kep...

    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photog...

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review. Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules ...

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in...

    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...

    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...

    When Jules? psychiatrist mother brings home a young patient, her world is turned upside down. Mae is a quiet teen who has escaped a horrific Satanic cult. Jules is wary of the newcomer to her household. While Mae acclimates to life after the cult, it seems to Jules that Mae might be ...

  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Nov 22, 2017

    This was an ARC I requested before it released, some time ago, because the synopsis sounded really cool (and I love the cover!). Unfortunately, I didn?t get around to it by its release, and then the negative reviews started going up, further dissuading me. I finally decided to give i...

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out. Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick ...

    3.5 STARS Jules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as in...