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Eve's power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve's unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she's never had--love. But in Eve's world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, tEve's power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve's unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she's never had--love. But in Eve's world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, the more difficult it becomes to spot the true devils, especially when she becomes one herself....

Title : The Devil's Fool
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ISBN : 24971241
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Number of Pages : 496 Pages
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The Devil's Fool Reviews

  • Annika
    2018-12-08 01:43

    Had anyone told me 40% into this book that I would be ending up rating this almost 4 stars, I would have laughed at them. Seriously, picture Nelson Muntz. This book started out really weak for me. I was so exasperated with it: the storytelling, the heroine's naivete and ignorance, the (view spoiler)[supposed (hide spoiler)] hero, the pacing, the clichéd secondary characters, the lack of emotions, the unanswered questions, the cheesiness, the continuity errors, the subpar editing. Okay, so I was annoyed by basically everything. And still I kept going because despite all its flaws, it was captivating. I needed to know what was going on. I wanted the heroine to find out what I had realized ages ago. And I was desperately waiting for her to grow a pair and show all those assholes out there who's boss.However, halfway through the book when I was fully prepared to rate it only 2 stars, the story suddenly changed course. It felt like the author was finally able to let loose after 150 pages of tedious but unfortunately necessary introduction, and tell what she'd been impatiently waiting to tell all along. Though the pacing still required some getting used to, the book became so much more interesting. Eve finally started asking questions and making decisions for herself. The whining stopped. I finally got some answers and some of my confusion dissolved. Likeable secondary characters (view spoiler)[and an intriguing potential love interest (hide spoiler)] got introduced. I was able to make out an actual storyline. In short: it was really, really good and I could hardly put it down.This book was edgier than I expected it to be with several scenes containing graphic violence, so unlike so many other readers, I wouldn't exactly label it a Young Adult read.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Hollie
    2018-11-17 23:29

    ~3.5 stars~Have you ever read a blurb and felt like it revealed far too much??? This was one of those rare cases for me. I went into this book blind, and was over half way through before going to back and seeing the synopsis and reviews (which is rarely something I do........I'm going to blame it on my cover crush). It damn near details the entire plot. Anyhow, it was still a pretty good read. I think the heroine was a little too easily accepting of everything, but other than that I think this series has potential and Ill likely continue it. Also, as I mentioned earlier - that cover..........GORGEOUS! That's actually what convinced me to give this a try.........yes I'm shallow. This is currently offered as a kindleunlimited, and I'm glad I gave it a try. I can see this turning into a strong series. The negative: it ends on a cliffhanger, and those typically just piss me off.

  • Sa
    2018-11-29 21:46

    LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS COVER!How could I ignore it?The blurb hooked me instantly, and once I started reading, I just couldn't read faster!No matter how many vampire books I read, I can never get enough of hot, tortured male vampires.That giant ass cliffhanger ending!

  • Rachel Beamin'
    2018-12-14 01:41

    Well the title sums up the main character nicely. I don’t know whether to throat punch Eve or give her a hug. You want to feel bad for her, but then you want to slap her at the same time. WTF. If my parents did half the shit to me that her parents did to her they would both be chopped to wee bitty pieces, in a ditch. I wouldn’t even spend my time covering the shit up.

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2018-12-06 03:44

    My original The Devil's Fool audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Eden is her safe haven and where she travels each night in her mind to get away from her abusive parents. Her parents are the movers and shakers in the political world and society. But each night they insist she use her magic. Each night she refuses until she has no choice but to fight for her life and the life of the vampire she is physically attracted to; she uses her magic – 18 years of suffering, pain and hate comes to simmer and boil over. Evil magic feels good, until … like anything evil, it is addictive and becomes uncontrollable. Another saves her and now she must save him through the power of good and love.Eve must rediscover herself to save her friends. The question is can she do it and is she strong enough to face an evil much stronger and more persistent than her parents?I enjoyed how Rachel McClellan told the story of Eve’s journey of self-discovery and ultimate sacrifices. A vivid and powerful storyteller, McClellan takes common relationship issues and stretches them beyond what we know, demonstrating how choices can affect us and others. Innocents without experience can be swallowed up quickly and completely; McClellan vividly portrayed that possibility into a reality through interactions between Eve and her friends/family.I thought this was a good book, one I had a difficult time putting down and one that I sometimes found myself saying, “OMG what are you doing?” McClellan tells an engaging story that draws the reader in and when the book ends; well, you are left seeing when part 2 is coming out!The narrator Veronica Fox performed the parts excellently, slowing it down and energizing it with power and excitement when appropriate. She became the characters but especially Eve. I enjoyed her performance immensely.There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-15 22:44

    This was my first read by this author. I think this series has mass potential, and I have already clicked the rest of the books in the series. I thought the flow was a bit choppy in places and some things moved to quickly, I'm hoping all gets fleshed out and the story telling is a bit smoother going forward. I think its a great story with both good and despicable characters. Somehow I have the feeling we haven't seen the last of Boaz, who I loved and then hated, I knew something was wrong with him. Anyway, it has my attention and look at those covers!!!

  • BookLoversLife
    2018-11-25 01:37

    This book was equal parts gripping as it was so frustrating. The book centers on Eve. Her parents are the worst of the worst and want Eve to follow in their footsteps. She has vowed to never use her powers and never turn out like them but then she meets Boaz. He turns her life on it's axis and she becomes that which she despised. Can she see the light before it's too late? The start of the book was kind of hard to slog through. It was hard to like Eve and believe that she could be so naive and stupid, that I almost put it aside, but I kept going because I wanted to see if she would wake up and smell the roses!!! That for me was the most frustrating thing about this book. Eve was so gullible and fell for everything Boaz did and said. It was hard to believe that Eve would break her vow so utterly and completely and not see what was glaringly obvious to me. Thankfully, she eventually realised what was what and the book picked up, and from then on I was hooked. I had to keep listening to see what happened and what would happen to certain characters. I feel like the book is almost 2 separate entities because part one was so frustrating and boring and part two picked up a bit and added a little extra something, though Eve still annoyed me at times. In all, I enjoyed the book enough that I will probably continue with the series, though I do hope Eve grows a pair and grows up a lot!! Veronica Fox did a good job though I got confused with her female voices at times. Some of them sounded really similar. Other than that she was a competent reader. *I received a copy of this for review. this in no way affected my thoughts.*

  • Crystal Miles
    2018-11-29 23:37

    Why, Why, Why? Why is this over?? I was so engrossed in this book, which is saying quite a bit considering I didn't even like Eve for the first half of the book. The writing was so intriguing and I was sucked right in. I can't wait to see where else this series is going to go.

  • M A R I G O L D
    2018-11-27 23:44

    Nope. Just wasn't for me. Sorry. Like the genre but didn't like this book.

  • A. Powers
    2018-12-15 04:25

    If you're looking for a book that is lightning-paced and action-packed, then this might be the book for you. For me, however, I felt like there was way too much jammed into this book. Every word was like a sequence of events happening one right after the other, without much (if any) segue or character development between them. There was one particular part of the book in which the MC developed a new magical skill in literally one sentence, out of no where for no rhyme or reason. No foreshadowing that it was coming but a totally plot-changing moment. Quite a disappointment considering the great quality of the writing.

  • Jessie
    2018-12-07 04:25

    Read this book and became hooked. Rachels writing is amazing. I literally felt like I was the main character. I am reading the whole series now. I must know more lol

  • Don Thatcher
    2018-12-10 03:35

    The protagonist (Eve) in the story is the daughter of upper class New York witches. She is also a witch by default. Eve's struggle to control her power would be the equivalent to Elsa from Frozen if Elsa was a witch. Eve does not want to be like her evil parents, but she is consistently in positions where darkness (metaphorically) surrounds her. The real juicy part of this first book in the series is her interaction with an evil vampire named Boaz. Boaz is truly a sinister devil who manipulates her at every turn. The relationship is sexy, and almost like a sorcerer/apprentice situation for several chapters. Eve's personal internal struggles coupled with this menacing figure in Boaz made this a Goodread for me.

  • Angel
    2018-12-06 03:38

    I can't agree more with reviewer Annika (check hers out) the first half of the book barely kept me interested, the pace is tediously slow and although it improves it doesn't improve by much. But (and this is a big but) hand in there. You need to hear Eve's story, your reward will come with book two.

  • Linda
    2018-11-29 01:28

    All of her life Eve knew her parents didn't love her so why was she born to cruel parents? They never celebrated her birthdays nor gave her hugs and presents. As she sat in a tree and watched her dad torment a girl not much older than her, she vowed to never use her magic. Then, the noose tightened around the girl and then, the girl swung from the tree when Sable finished her off as her mom sobbed. After the girl was dead, the witches left and she descended from tree where she had sat and hurried to her room. He dad tried every torture he could think of to make her use her magic, but she escaped in her mind to a place she had created, no longer feeling the pain. At eighteen, she was allowed to attend a party of the wealthy supernaturals where she was introduced to Boaz, a centuries old and powerful vampire, then she learned the meeting was to match them up!Boaz had waited a long, long time to make Eve his own and gain her power, but the girl refused to use it and he had to secretly gain her trust and bend her to his will. Erik and Sable had failed him, but he was determined to get Eve to fall in love with him and make her see that living with him would be better than her mother and father, while he secretly got her great power so that together they would be unstoppable!WOW, just Wow does Rachel McCellan draw you in completely as she spins her web of betrayal! Eve was kept away from her peers and knew nothing of the world. She never had a friend nor boyfriend and was unused the the world until Boaz showed her. When Eve finally learns of Boaz's deceit, she runs to her old home to figure out what to do. then she calls Boaz's friend and asked her for help..............

  • Richa
    2018-12-12 05:39

    This book isin't my favourite genre. I don't know what to call it... Vampire romance? Chicklit? Just a romance? Supernatural thriller?All the Twilight Fans out there might like this book immensely. Its exactly up their street. Most of the reading teens and young adults too might rave about this series. I, sadly, being of a different generation (hence of taste) liked it enough to finish it in one go, but, I can't say I am hungry for the next book in the series or even, by the same author.Ms Mcclellan has the talent alright. She can imagine and she can narrate. Only, like me, she is kind of impatient. She has imagined a really nice scenario, but she lacks the patience to describe it fully so as to take the reader with her in her mind. She quickly moves on. It is like, to put it crudely, you are just going to climax and suddenly the one helping you moves away...! (Please excuse me!) It can get extremely frustrating. Especially if it happens again and again.There is nothing new here. You can anticipate everything thats imagined here. To give credit, Ms Mcclellan does provide you with twists and turns. But, largely, the tone, the setting, the premise, the protagonist, everything is pretty cliched.I really don't know if I can go on more without sounding like a snob and completely dishing this book -- what I do not want to do.Ms Mcclellan must write. I like her imagination.

  • Bob Clarkson
    2018-12-16 04:28

    There are a number of potential spoilers in this review.What did I like about this book? # 1. The cover. Very simple, but the attractive girl's eyes immediately grabs your attention. # 2. The protagonist, at the beginning and the end after she rejects the evil lifestyle. # 3. Boaz. Actually, I hated him, but that's how you are supposed to feel about the antagonist. He certainly antagonized me. The sneaky way he conned Eve to slowly eat away at her intention to stay away from evil actions was particularly sneaky-evil. # 4. The first chapter. It grabbed me. One of the best hooks I've read. Maybe number two or three after, "I was born dead".What did I not like about this book? # 1. The second chapter onward until Eve literally saw the light and turned away from Evil. # 2. The minimizing of the time it took Eve to recover from her evil lifestyle, 7 years. Seven is a very strong number in religion, horror and mysticism. There should have been a look at other characters so the passage of time could have been accentuated. # 3. The predictability of the story from Chapter 2 until Eve met Lucian. # 4. The grammer errors. # 5. The spelling errors (the incorrect spelling of ruse as rouse, etc.).

  • Elizabeth Jane
    2018-12-02 05:53

    I definitely enjoyed the premise of this book. Most especially because it takes supernatural creatures that are oft-written about and adds new life to them. The idea of tapping into negative energy/feelings for dark/evil magic and positive energy/feelings for light/good magic is interesting as well. However, the amount of typos and grammatical errors made me crazy. I felt like they were put in there on purpose just to see if anyone would notice! "Heals" meaning shoes? "Reigns" meaning tack for horse riding? "Than" being used to describe sequence of events? Also, there were discrepancies with descriptions. When Eve had the candlelit dinner, she started out with asparagus on her plate. Then Lianne comes in to eat from her plate and is eating artichoke! What??! I can understand a few mistakes but I highlighted over 20. That's just annoying as a reader. For me, anyway. I'm very interested to see what happens with Lucien and discover his story so I know I'll be getting the next installment. -sigh- here's hoping there was a better editor involved in that process!

  • Kari (BookandCoffeeLover)
    2018-12-13 21:51

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.The Devil's Fool sounded like a fantastic read, but it ultimately failed to deliver. My initial sympathy for the main character quickly evaporated as I found her extraordinarily naive and prone to manipulation. Her 'journey' frustrated me as I kept seeing possible (and logical) actions/reactions that she refused to take. Also, the severity of the insta-love/lust trope was irritating. That being said, there were moments where the book excelled: the many time jumps were handled very well and the various twists and turns did kept me reading. However, I feel the the execution of the story wasn't successful and I won't be continuing the series.

  • C.S. Wilde
    2018-11-22 23:46

    I absolutely loved this book. It's beautifully dark, and it's fresh and different from so many stories within the genre. Eve was a captivating MC, Boaz was scary and yet compelling (kind of like the purple man from Jessica Jones) and I just want to say that I love Charlie so much, and if Rachel McClellan kills him in her future books I'll be devastated (don't tell me if she does, though)!A fantastic start of the series and I can't wait for more.

  • Rosa
    2018-12-12 03:42

    Started off great, got my attention and held it. About mid book I was questioning whether to continue. It slowed way down and took big time leaps leaving gaps of how Eve and Boaz relationship formed. It picked back up and grabbed my attention towards the end. I'm continuing the series and can say that book 2 is, so far, a better read!

  • Karen Shortridge
    2018-12-14 01:25

    this story has you captivated from the start, Eve has you praying for her escape and a better life for her. This has great characters with brilliant imagination that sweep you along and the surprises you get leave you wanting to get to the next one quickly.

  • Stephanie
    2018-12-08 03:51

    If you love dark intriguing books, you'll love The Devil's Fool. McClellan takes the reader by the hand and leads them on a journey they'll never forget. The characters are well thought out and the ambiance makes the reader crave more. Boaz is a guilty pleasure.

  • Tracie Symonds
    2018-11-19 04:40

    I absolutely loved this book! It's the first book in a long time that I couldn't put down. I loved that it kept me wanting to read more. I can't wait to read what happens in book 2 with Eve, Charlie and Lucien.

  • Annette
    2018-12-14 03:30

    Can't waitI chose the four star rating simply because I couldn't put down the book,I just had to know what was going to happen next,this is yet another paranormal romance author that I will add to my list of favorites.

  • Laura
    2018-11-16 03:35

    So at the start of the book 17-year-old Eve has just witnessed her parents murdering a 16-year-old neighbor girl as punishment for something the girl's mother said about them. Eve's parents are absolutely despicable. I had only gotten to chapter 3 before I was absolutely sick of them and really hoping that they would get what they deserve very soon. And really at that point in the book that hope turned out to be the only reason I kept reading because for the most part I was bored. I also wasn't sure how I felt about Eve herself. For the most part she was likable but something just didn't feel like it made sense about her character. She has sarcastic things to say, things that you would expect anyone in her age group to say, the difference is she has lead a very isolated life. She was not allowed to go to school. She was not allowed to have friends. Her parents tortured and abused her all in an attempt to get her to use her magic. She did not feel authentic to me. I had trouble connecting her actions and her attitude with someone who had been treated the way she had all her life. The only thing about her that felt logical and understandable was her refusal to use magic after witnessing the horrible things for which her parents used it.I also felt like the only scenes that were entertaining at all were the the ones in which the really terrible things happened. The scenes which featured her parents doing awful things were horrible and cringe-worthy to read but the scenes during which nothing bad was happening were just boring. I hated the endless summary of all the things Eve and Boaz did. They went to the movies, skydiving, opera, plays, parties, political events, they traveled all over Europe - Eve loved Ireland the most - yet the reader experiences none of these things, and I was still bored. I thought experiencing some of these events through her eyes might have livened things up a bit.And finally I gave up. I no longer care about what happens to the mc, I have decided I can't stand her or any supporting characters. I tried - but I'm just not gonna make it to that magical 50% mark where the story will supposedly turn itself around and become fabulous. DNF at 38%

  • Marsha
    2018-12-05 01:53

    After stumbling upon the marvelous writing of Rachel McClellan through another series I decided I definitely wanted to read some of her other work. "The Devil's Fool" takes the typical vampire lore but enhances it exponentially by combining it with witchcraft and other paranormal creatures. How is this different you might ask? It's all in the creativity of the writing.Eve was born to two evil magical heavyweights. However, she refused to embrace witchcraft despite the abuse her parents meted out. When she turns eighteen her parents have a party where they introduce her to a vampire named Boaz. She is immediately repelled by him but he is like a pimp. He gives her all the things and feelings she's never known only to snatch it right from under her when the time is right.Boaz lures Eve hook, line and sinker into his cruel and sadistic world. It changes her for the worse until another vampire, Lucien pulls some of the darkness right out of her leaving a shimmering of light. Just as quickly as he enters her world he is gone. Yet, Eve manages to do something she has needed to do for a long time, heal and embrace the light.Although Eve finds peace and hope working with the Deific, an organization dedicated to keeping balance in the world. There is one major problem, there are vampires out there who are looking for Eve and want nothing more than to destroy everything in their path.At first I was feeling anxious as to whether or not I would enjoy this read. I thought Eve was too naive and gullible. Then those feelings morphed into disdain for her as she turned evil. As the story progresses I began to see a depth in character rarely seen in most reads. She is unpredictable, ever changing and morphing into a fraction of her capabilities. I can't wait to see where this series and character is heading. It is truly amazing.

  • Maria
    2018-12-09 01:32

    3.5 stars.I love the story as a whole, but the first 46% (or something like that) were complete boredom. I literally wanted to give up. Glad I didn't. I'm also giving 3.5 stars because of the writing. It's not the best I've ever read—far from it, actually. But it's still better than most of the crap I've read, too. Em dashes, serial commas, commas in general, and ellipses were used incorrectly far too many times, in my opinion. There's this thing I call punctuation overload. It's when an author uses more than one punctuation symbol to convey ... I don't even know what. Here's an example from the book: ‘— ...’What in the actual heaven is that even supposed to mean? Pick a symbol and use it correctly. The worst part of this is that the author used an em dash followed by a comma or ellipsis repeatedly. Ick.There are also some missing words and some extra words. Main example of a redundant word: "blond blonde hair". Blond is masculine, while blonde is feminine. Both should not be used at the same time like that.The ending is an awesome cliffhanger, and I don't know if I want to carry on reading the other books. I do. But I also don't want to put myself through the same style of writing. Too many comma splices and fused sentences hurt me as a writer. And if the next ebook is expensive, I'm definitely not going to read it. I'm sorry.I recommend this book to those who don't particularly get hung up on grammar and orthography as much as I do. If you do read this book, just remember that first 46% or so won't be very ... I don't even know—enjoyable? You'd probably hate the main character, too. One more thing: the author seems to be doing a lot more of telling than showing.

  • Lacy
    2018-11-26 05:41

    Blew me awayLike other reviews, The Devil's Fool had me hooked from the first few pages. I wasn't sure what type of book it is but I'm pretty sure its YA. Eve is 18 and there was some hinted sex scenes but no description at all, hoping it gets a little spicier in the books to come. This was so different than other's I've read, at times it was just so dark but it works really well with the storyline. There were many twist n turns that even surprised me( I'm good at seeing what's coming next), I just loved the different ways of magic and the world that Rachel created. The Devil's Fool was so good that I was thinking about going and changing the stars I gave the last two books I read because this one blew the other out of the water. Like I said it had some dark stuff going on but there was a lesson or it made you think and there is always light out of darkness. I was engaged in reading and did not skim at all. This book might make you cringe but remember its a magical world and what goes around comes around. I'm so happy that there are more and I can dive intro the next one right away!!!! I am a very happy reader and have enjoyed this book so much. Thank you for the great time.

  • Lynn2 Girls & A Book
    2018-12-07 22:32

    I was captivated from the first page. I was swallowed up by Eve’s emotions throughout the story. This poor girl cannot catch a break. Her family is revolting and everyone she meets seems to be out for themselves. The Devil’s Fool, Bk1, chronicles the 3 stages of Eve. Eve starts out as this young, timid girl who is terrified of her brutal parents. With good reason Eve is plotting her escape but ends up with the roguish vampire, Boaz, instead. This stage is like Eve’s coming out stage. Despite having hated magic and having refused to use it all her life, Boaz manages to coax it out of her. Through her time with him, Eve emerges as the very thing she fought to avoid while living with her parents. Discovering that no one is who they seem to be, a powerful and corrupt Eve unleashes on the world around her. Thankfully she has a rescuer and after years of isolation she emerges into the world yet again as a new breed of soldier (so to speak). The book was a fast paced, roller coaster ride and i cannot wait to see where Eve's abilities take her.

  • Laura
    2018-12-10 01:24

    Broken Dreams AnthologyEve's parents are evil witches who want her to be one too but she refuses to use her magic. Then she meets a vampire named Boaz who gets her addicted to the power of using her magic and turns her into a jerk. Some other vampire shows up and "reminds" her that she used to be good. Boaz and her parents force her to be evil again and she becomes a whole other entity. The same strange vampire brings her back again and she joins some supernatural hunters group. Who send her to live in a cabin alone and then to work with special needs children...and a whole bunch of other random stuff.This started dragging after the fifth chapter or so and then was just really really long. I didn't like Eve at all, it was like she had no brain or personality of her own and would just be whatever those around her made her. It became extremely tedious.