The Appeal of Evil

The Appeal of Evil

by Pembroke Sinclair


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Katie wants to invest her heart and soul in love, but she may lose both to Hell.

Katie, a senior in high school, is torn between loving the "good" guy, her childhood friend Wes who makes promises he doesn't keep and abandons her when she needs him the most, and the "bad" guy, the new kid at school Josh who is also a real demon from Hell. Katie wants someone who pays attention to her and puts her first, but what is she willing to give up to find him?

Find out in book one of this thrilling young adult paranormal romance by Pembroke Sinclair.

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ISBN-13: 9781620151877
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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The Appeal of Evil 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Katie has had a crush on Wes for years. The problem is even though she keeps trying and putting herself out there he is just a jerk that breaks his promises and clearly is not interested in Katie. Then the new boy Josh shows up in school. Katie is suddenly very attracted to him but she is guilty about Wes. But this is not your usual high school drama. Wes is a demon slayer and tries to do his best to protect Katie. Josh is a demon that is trying to get back at Wes and the best way is to hurt those that Wes has feeling for. But Katie has to make the decision of if she is going to stay with Wes, who really has not shown any kind of loyalty. Or should she go with Josh who is a demon but sticks to his word and seems to care about her. This is an interesting story. I felt bad for Katie crushing on Wes when it was clear that he really doesn’t want anything to do with her. It was frustrating and I really wanted to get her to face facts. Then Josh comes into the picture and Katie is instantly in love with him. I am not a fan of the insta-love but I think in this case it makes sense. Katie just wants someone to love so badly that Josh fills that role. The only complaint I have is that Katie over things so much that her “what ifs” were starting to get to me. Although having said that; I really did like this book. I would enjoy more background of the characters and the events. I am excited to start Dealing with Devils. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I received this book for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review.
HsRamblingMom More than 1 year ago
Good plot even though it felt like a typical "girl has to choose between the good boy & the bad boy" scenario. I really wasn't expecting the ending. I thought it would've taken a completely different direction. I was a little tired of the back and forth nonsense in parts of the novel but overall, I enjoyed it. I really liked Wes & felt like he was the better catch of the two - surprising since I normally go for the bad boy. I loved how the author stuck to the age ole "demon" picture. Black, winged, scary creature. I could see the other books delving more into her & Deb's friendship as well as Deb's family history with the Praetus. That piece of the novel sort of leaves you hanging - it's like it started out to be an important point in the plot but then nothing ever came of it. Overall, I enjoyed the characters & the plot. There were a few bumpy moments where I was tired of the main character's pov but it was never to the point where I wanted to not pick it back up and continue reading.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
Katie has been in love with Wes since she was a kid.  Wes has pulled her in and pushed her away over and over again.  Katie finally decides to no longer put up with it.  Katie decides it's time to put Wes in her past.  Then comes Josh.  He is handsome, and pays attention to Katie even when she didn't think he knew who she was.  Katie is instantly drawn to him, because he isn't afraid to show Katie attention I do not link insta-love.  It's just too unrealistic.  Yet, I can see how Katie falls for Josh so easily.  Josh pays attention to Katie, and Katie is determined to put Wes behind her.  How better than to go for the new guy?  It's a little much all at once, and I think it moves a little fast.   Katie's world is torn apart in a heart beat.  When she meets Josh she learns that he is not all he is cracked up to be.  He is a demon from Hell.  What?  Yes, a demon.  Then to top it off Wes, decides to be everywhere.  He claims to be helping Katie get away from Josh because Wes is a Praesul, and hunts demons.   This was a cute read.  It was a bit teeny bopper for me, and I say that as a compliment because I love teeny bopper.  Having said that, this was a little too teeny bopper..hehe.  I enjoyed reading it, and thought it was super cute, but the insta love wasn't my favorite. I enjoyed the battle between Josh and Wes, and the struggle Katie had to go through to decide for herself if she really wanted to follow the demon from Hell or the good boy she grew up with.   I cannot remember if this is suppose to be a series or not, because I am lame that way BUT it better be.  It cannot end the way it did.  It did not finish enough for me.  I don't like it when books do that to me.  When I read a book that is a stand alone and it doesn't end how I think it should I will spend the next week dreaming about it.  I always dream up either the ending I want, or a very traumatic ending.  hehe.  I know silly.
ConciseReviewsByMichelleL More than 1 year ago
This book has given me some mixed feelings. Let’s start with the good. Overall, this story is captivating, interesting and gets you hooked. IF you can stand the main character, Katie, which I couldn’t. She was a whiny, selfish shallow person. The overall writing was pretty good, except a few things I talk about below. I really liked Wes and Randy, and Hated Josh. It was a quick read for sure, with the biggest cliffhanger ever too. Just fair warning, boy I hate cliffhangers. As for the bad: There are a few things that I didn’t like, one of them is the tiresome inner dialogue that goes on and one, we are in very immature teenage girls head. She will go on and on about “what if’s” that seem to never stop. Even Katie, would think to herself that she could drive herself crazy with all the “what ifs”. Well if it didn’t drive her crazy, it sure did me. I also didn’t like the nonsense filler info. Mostly on her actions, just too much. For example: She turned to her bowl and shoveled the food into her mouth. Mom disappeared upstairs to finish getting ready. When Katie was done eating, she brushed her teeth and grabbed her backpack from her room. She unplugged her phone from the charger and turned it back on, placing it in her pocket as she headed out the door. After pulling the door closed, she turned and stopped on the porch. That whole paragraph is so unnecessary. There are so many instances in that useless info, mostly of movements and actions etc. Don’t get me wrong, overall the story is still interesting, and will appeal the younger crowd. This all happens pretty early in the book, so it’s not too bad later on. I am still giving this book 4 stars because what didn’t appeal to me, will to others. I know the biggest issue for me is me disliking Katie, so it puts me off her from the start then I get a bit nit-picky, sorry for that, can’t help it and want to be honest. I realize that the title is the Appeal to Evil, but I guess I didn’t really think that she would like evil, lol, I should pay more attention to titles and the meanings. I still do recommend this book to those who like a quick easy evil against good type book, and do not mind the mind of a teenage girl, who “thinks” to much, lol I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.