Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin

Devil in Ohio

A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspired by true events.When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on t...

Details Devil in Ohio

TitleDevil in Ohio
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Thriller, Fiction, Teen, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews Devil in Ohio

  • Stacee
    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out.Plot wise, it had a lot of promise. It started out intriguing and it was a quick read. Sadly, everything quickly turned to drama drama and more drama and coupled with Jules’s mom’s obsession with Mae’s well being, it got rather boring and felt rep...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    3.5 STARSJules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but danger lurks around the corner. Has Mae been found by the cult? Or is she not as innocent as she seems.Add Suzanne to the list of unintentionally horrible mom’s in YA lit. Psychiatrists aren’t allowed to take patients home. Egad! The longer Mae st...
  • Michelle
    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character, takes her under her wing at home and school. But Jules starts to get weirded out by strange things that keep happening to her and her family now that Mae's around. And Mae keeps stepping into Jules social world, where it almost seems like she's tryi...
  • Mira Gibson
    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't ended, it was that good. As far as I'm concerned it surpassed whatever "Young Adult" as a 'genre' is supposed to mean, because I'm an avid mystery reader and Devil in Ohio quenched that thirst. What I'm about to say might at first blush sound like a cri...
  • Abdi Nazemian
    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light on the darkness of our world. Read this book!
  • Eric Zuckerman
    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures adolescence. The lead character, Jules, makes some decisions which made me cringe, but mostly because I know I might have done the same in my youth. Daria Polatin finds a way to keep the reader on Jules' side even while we're yelling at her to stop be...
  • Alexander
    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her crush, I was locked in.Who is Mae? That was the driving force of the novel and it kept the pages turning. Devil worshipping? Cults? I had to find out! (I ended up staying up past my bedtime to keep reading.) The level of detail was incredible (the ritua...
  • Megan
    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterization of the main character, Jules. There are so many fun details about her love of photography, her hatred of mushrooms, and her perspective on the world. I think the way the teens are written is very smart, as they all have unique voices. They’re not...
  • Joe
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review.Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne as well as the other doctors are baffled about why this happened. meanwhile Jules is starting high school and is trying to get a spot on the school paper as a photographer. When Suzanne tells Jules and her two sisters Dani and Helen that Mae is going...
  • Theresa
    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fast paced story, which I enjoyed up until the last chapters, maybe it's the "Mom" in me, but I couldn't imagine putting my teenage daughter in danger the way this Mom did, even if all odds were against me. I also, thought the last few chapters, kinda w...