Devil in Ohio

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 Jul A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspire...

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Title:Devil in Ohio
Author:Daria Polatin
Rating:
Genres:Horror
ISBN:125011361X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:327 pages pages

Devil in Ohio Reviews

  • Sara
    Mar 05, 2018
    Professional Review written for WASHYARG: Jules is relatively happy be in the middle. Middle sister. Not popular, not unpopular. Unnoticed. However, when Jules?s mother (a psych doctor at a local hospital) decides to take in a troubled patient, Jules starts to have trouble staying...
  • Eric Zuckerman
    Nov 07, 2017
    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 ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 19, 2017
    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Jules tries to quietly get through high school in her vintage clothes with her friend Isaac by her side, but when her mother brings home a patient from the hospital psychiatric ward where she works, things get complicated. Mae has been abused ...
  • Cherlynn Womack
    Mar 08, 2018
    Inspired by a true story. Life changes for the Mathis family when Dr. Suzanne Mathis brings home a broken young teenage victim from a Satanic Cult in Tisdale, Ohio. Jules, the middle Mathis daughter who is Mae's age, has agreed to share her bedroom with her sister Dani so Mae can have ...
  • Abdi Nazemian
    Nov 14, 2017
    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! ...
  • Joe
    Sep 22, 2017
    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 ...
  • Georgia Meagher
    Nov 24, 2017
    Two stars is being generous. I think this book had a lot of potential, and I chose to write a report on it for school because it perfectly fits with what we are learning (I?m taking a Satan in pop culture and literature course) and I chose to do a close analysis on this book, because...
  • Stefani Sloma
    Jan 07, 2018
    I wanted this to be creepier than it was. And I was hoping to learn more about the cult in the story. There was definitely some suspense and drama and the book hinted at some creepiness, but overall, the story was just okay. ...
  • Stacee
    Nov 05, 2017
    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 ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Nov 22, 2017
    3.5 STARS Jules 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 in...
  • Beth
    Jan 22, 2018
    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for a review copy of this book! I started this book and was fascinated with it. It starts out so strong, and I really enjoyed the format of: story, then counseling sessions, then more story. I seriously could not put it down and then the endi...
  • Myles Reid
    Jul 22, 2017
    This story moved fast and had a surprising sense of humor. I think I read it all in two days. I liked how even though Mae had big problems, we saw them through the eyes of a normal high-schooler. And then there was some great social commentary in how everything that you'd think would m...
  • Beth
    Dec 31, 2017
    Underwhelming to say the least. Just a teenage girl whining while all the interesting stuff happens around her. The story could have been told from anyone else's perspective and it would have been more bearable. Horror not so much. Horrible? Yeah. ...
  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    Oct 24, 2017
    Well, that was a major disappointment. It was a fast read but I expected for this book to have lots of suspense. Instead, it was mainly about a girl's daily teen drama. Then when it finally got to the ending, it was so rushed. I wanted more answers and I just feel so underwhelmed. Oh w...
  • Amit
    Jan 22, 2018
    What the hell? Seriously? It was totally ridiculous at the end. Still couldn't believing myself. While I started reading this book it feel really awesome to read. I mean it. It was a promising start. The kind of story I do love to read. The concept was so good that I couldn't stop ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Jan 26, 2018
    Polatin, Daria Devil in Ohio, 336 pages. Feiwel and Friends, 2017. $18. Language: R (30 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: PG-13 (sexual references); Violence: PG-13 (satanic cult rituals). Jules, 15, feels like the odd one out in the middle of her perfect sisters in her perfect fa...
  • Theresa
    Oct 12, 2017
    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...
  • Mira Gibson
    Nov 19, 2017
    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...
  • Creatyvebooks
    Jul 07, 2017
    So I read this book pretty early in the year because I was intrigued by synopsis but unfortunately Devil in Ohio was a bit of a disappointment for me. One being the main character Jules. Yes I understand she's a teenager and are prone to stupidity and jealousy but my goodness this girl...
  • Laura Hall
    Dec 20, 2017
    LOVED. THIS. BOOK. it was such an unique and interesting plot that just had you reading until the end. Also interesting since this is based off a true story, which is a little crazy to think about considering some of the things that happened to the character of Mae and what this town w...
  • Kat
    Dec 07, 2017
    This book was interesting. Going into this one, I wasn?t expecting it to be as disturbing as it was. Devil in Ohio does surround references of heavy physical and some sexual abuse, so if you are sensitive to either of those topics, this may not be the best book to pick up. But ...
  • Carolyn
    Oct 25, 2017
    rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars I was not expecting to enjoy DEVIL IN OHIO as much as I did!! There were a few things in this book I didn't like but overall the plot was very engaging-- hence why I finished it in just 3 days. Now thoughts: ? The plot was super suspenseful. I couldn't ...
  • Stephanie Schwartz
    Dec 05, 2017
    *shivers* This book gave me the creeps. Literally everything Mae did scared the bejesus out of me. I know she?s a sweet kid who had terrible things happen to her and it?s not her fault, but...*shivers* Jules was a cool character. I liked how she was relatable and yet quirky. ...
  • Kitkat
    Feb 08, 2018
    I didn?t really get to know the characters. The characters were just there and I never knew much about the sisters. Also the cult was really vague and the friends were unknown. I didn?t really know much about the book. I wasn?t in love with this book and I?m disappointed. ...
  • Valentine
    Mar 18, 2018
    So, I had one of the strangest experiences with this book. From the beautifully creepy cover and equally thrilling summary, I was expecting a COMPLETELY different story. Turned out I was both unsettled and disappointed. Let me explain. From what you can read in the summary, it's ...
  • Karen Abbott
    Feb 22, 2018
    Jules and Isaac have always been best friends and as they start the school year, Jules has high hopes of joining the school paper as a photographer so that she can work with the boy she has a crush on, Sebastian. On the first day Sebestian lets her know that the current photographer wi...
  • Michelle
    Jul 23, 2017
    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 s...
  • Megan
    Oct 15, 2017
    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 photog...
  • Alexander
    Nov 07, 2017
    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 kep...
  • Nicki Gee
    Jan 25, 2018
    When I first picked the book up at B&N, the summary sounded exciting to me, just the kind of book I love to read. I gravitate towards horror, it's probably my favorite genre, so when I saw the cover of this book (I know don't judge a book by it's cover, lesson learned) and read the...