Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black. Drifting through this charming, but menacing book I got to know the easy-to-love Blue and watched as she discovered herself, slowly, bit by bit.
The vague, dreamy plot threading the story together was fun to read, but I was torn by the easy, contrived coincidences. Happy for the glimpses they showed of possible happy conclusions, but disappointed in their predictability which was more and more evident as the story panned out.
Recommended age: 14+
Title: Devil and the Bluebird
Author: Jennifer Mason-Black
Publication Date: 17 May 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
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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. — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.