The Devils Poetry by Louise Cole
The world is about to be thrown into a world war. If the peace talks in London don't succeed, then no one will be safe. Callie, a seventeen year old girl, is just one of the many young people who will be forced to fight. But then, a chance is offered to Callie to save the world. And it comes in the form of a young man with a book...
But, this comes with a price. The dangerous Cadaveri want, even need, to stop her from reading the book, and succeeding in her mission to bring world peace.
On the whole, I liked The Devils Poetry. Whilst I cannot say that it is my new favorite, like I do with some books, it was certainly a page turner. Every time you turned over you were thrown into a new gripping scene. Especially at the end, I found it quite hard to put it down, I was so enthralled by the book. As well as this, I liked the poetry in the book. Not only did Louise Cole have to write a book, she had to write poetry, and I thought she did a very good job at it. Sometimes, in books like these, you find yourself skipping over the poetry, as it might feel out of place, or just boring. But not the poetry in this book. It was exciting, and had a nice rhythm to it. Callie, the main character, was very likable, and written in such a way that you could get behind pretty much all of her opinions. She was caring of her friends, as well as being a book worm, which always goes down well with me.
Now, there were unfortunately ya few parts of the book that I didn't like so much. For example. I was never really sure who the Cadaveri actually were, and why they wanted to stop the reading. The reason for this lack of explanation was that supposedly, nobody knows, but I didn't find that satisfactory. I feel it could have been developed a bit better. The other thing that I didn't like was that it kept slipping from first person when they were with Callie, to third person when she wasn't there, with almost no warning whatsoever. I did at points find this confusing
So, in conclusion, it was a interesting, thrilling book, with a few things that could have been improved.
I am going to give it an 8/10
and an age rating of 12+