"An unusual evil theme"
It is Spring break and Maggie Quinn and her friend Lisa are
looking forward to some time on the beach. No demons,
spells or anything paranormal in sight, the girls are
having a well deserved rest. However while driving through
Texas they run over a dead cow and the gas tank needs to be
replaced. Stuck in the small town of Dulcina wasn't really
how the girls wanted to spend their days off but then again
evil doesn't go on holiday.
Which is something Maggie realises pretty quickly when the
locals start talking about how many cattle deaths they have
had since the drought started. Sure dead cattle isn't
unusual when there is a lack of water but these animals
haven't been dying from dehydration.
Everyone has a theory about the killings but nobody has
been able to prove anything so far. So when Maggie and Lisa
start to cure the boredom of a small town by getting
involved, they find themselves in a lot deeper than they
expected. Evil mosquito like bugs, strange spells and
attacks on the population means that the thing attacking
the cattle is getting bolder. Will Maggie and her friends
be able to stop whatever is terrorising the town of Dulcina?
This is the third book in the Maggie Quinn : Girl vs. Evil
series and I loved it. With the unusual evil theme and the
detective skills of Maggie, this was really an enjoyable
read. I have been re-watching Veronica Mars and there are
so many similarities between the two girls. Maggie is just
like the sassy young TV detective but there is one
difference. Maggie has a built in 'freakometer'.
Maggie is just at the beginning of a Buffy style life and I
am definitely going to carry on following her progress.
There was no announcement in the back of this book but
hopefully book four will be coming out soon. I see a bright
future for this young adult series.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 11, 2009