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Monday, August 31, 2009
Highway to Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Highway to Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. Give a girl a bikini, a beachfront hotel, and an absent boyfriend, and it’s as good as a road map to the dark side. But Maggie doesn’t have to go looking for trouble. Trouble has started looking for her. One dead cow and a punctured gas tank later, she and Lisa are stuck in Dulcina, Texas—a town so small that it has an owner. And lately life in this small town hasn’t been all that peaceful. An eerie predator is stalking the ranchland. Everyone in town has a theory, but not even Maggie’s psychic mojo can provide any answers. And the longer the girls are stranded, the more obvious it becomes that something is seriously wrong. Only no one—not even Maggie’s closest ally—wants to admit that they could have been forced on a detour down the highway to hell.
This is the biggest adventure of the whole trilogy and it is amazingly awesome! As always, I love the combination of humor and the supernatural. Maggie's voice is just spot-on and I love reading these books in her perspective. The mysteries of Dulcina were so much fun and intriguing to read about and really kept the pages turning. The relationship between Maggie and Justin was still so great to read about even though they were apart for most of the novel; it was cute reading their conversations and scenes together. The ending was done so well and was the most action-packed of the trilogy and I really saw it in my head like a movie. This whole series needs to be made into a movie; Hollywood, forget about Twilight and take a look at this trilogy! I really hope this isn't the last we see of Maggie Quinn, but I'm happy that I get to read another book by Rosemary soon- The Splendor Falls, which I should be reviewing soon!
I'm a 30 year old male who started a book blog over on Myspace back in June 2007. I have since moved completely to Blogspot as of July 2009- feel free to follow me on here! I mainly review YA books, but will also do the occasional MG or adult title, as well as interview authors and sometimes have them guest blog.