Take one part humor, add an equal part horror, and spice with teenage drama (musical and romantical) for a (slightly grim) laugh…Campy, from the setting to the humor to the horror, and all the better for it.
Returning readers will love hearing from Cyn again, who narrates her story with aplomb and keeps readers laughing despite the hellfire and danger around every corner. A pleasing and excellently evil mix of regular theater kids with highly irregular death.
The humor, horror, and drama of the previous book are all here, and the while the conclusion is mostly happy, signs point to yet another trip to Hell for Cyn, so readers can look forward to more demonic mayhem.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Knudsen brilliantly combines just the right amount of witty, dark humor with truly heart-pounding horror to keep the reader racing to turn the page. Fans of both humor and horror will find a great match with this book and will likely be pulling for a third installment.
That the good guys will win and Cyn and Ryan will work it out is never really in question, but the novel nevertheless builds to a satisfying conclu- sion with just enough loose ends to make readers eager for what awaits Cyn in her senior year.
—The Horn Book
Cyn’s realistic, slightly snarky, narration and non-stop action will carry readers through a roller-coaster storyline full of humor and horror. And then there is that agreement between Cyn and the demoness to pull readers into the next book.