Title: The Devil’s Third
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Genre: YA, paranormal, romance
Published: November 2013
Length: 321 pages
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.
But her problems are mounting.
Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.
Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.
Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?
And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?
The Devil’s Third was actually my favorite out of the trilogy, for a variety of reasons. It was fast-paced, gut-twisting, and the characters really grew and matured into adults rather than their younger selves in the previous two books.
Regarding the characters: my main issue with the other two books was, both times, Nathan’s overprotectiveness towards Paige. She’s a very capable immortal, yet he would constantly shadow her and get a bit Edward Cullen in his involvement. But in the Devil’s Third, their relationship changes considerably, with Nathan backing off a lot. Now they’re two partners working together, and I really enjoyed their more mature dynamic. And of course, I love Tree and Carrie still. They’re still the bumbling human sidekicks, but their hearts are in the right place, and there’s even some surprising plot points that center around the two of them.
All in all, The Devils’ Third was quick paced, and I kept flipping pages to see what would happen next. I wasn’t really able to guess what was going to happen until the very end, and for that I was wonderfully pleased! Plus, it seems like there’s possibility for another book, in which case I’d love to see the characters and plot lines develop even more! From a girl who doesn’t like paranormal, this conclusion to the trilogy actually has me interested in more of the genre.
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.
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