Title: Devil and the Bluebird
Author: Jennifer Mason-Black
Publish Date/Publisher: May 17, 2016/Amulet Books
Format: Hardcover (I was provided an Advanced Readers Copy /via the publisher/ in exchange for an honest review.)
Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a beautiful devil at her town crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save. The devil steals Blue’s voice—inherited from her musically gifted mother—in exchange for a single shot at finding Cass.
Armed with her mother’s guitar, a knapsack of cherished mementos, and a pair of magical boots, Blue journeys west in search of her sister. When the devil changes the terms of their deal, Blue must reevaluate her understanding of good and evil and open herself to finding family in unexpected places.
I went into this book with such high expectations, and I was not disappointed.
Jennifer Mason-Black has such a beautiful way of writing that really captivates and tugs at reader’s hearts. The plot was fast, never slow, and the characters (minor and major,) were all very different and very fun to read. The imagery was deep and written in a way that intrigued me.
Some parts of the plot were a little predictable, but the fantasy and music aspect made up for it. The ending of the book was great and I was very happy with the outcome. Blue learned a lot about herself through mourning and loss, travel and music, and humans and demons. I could not get enough of Devil and the Bluebird and all of the great characters, travel, and fantasy. I will definitely read more of Jennifer Mason-Black’s future work as I am sure I will not be disappointed.
Five out of five stars to Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black.