Highway to Hell: (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil)

Highway to Hellby Rosemary Clement-Moore

Maggie Quinn and her psychic ability are on the road.  Maggie and her bff Lisa are off to South Padre Island to get material for her World’s Least Likely Spring Breaker article.  Unfortunately, like many things Maggie does, her trip doesn’t exactly go as planned.  Before they make it to South Padre, Maggie runs over a dead cow and ruins the undercarriage of her jeep.  Maggie and Lisa are stranded in the tiny town of Dulcina, TX and it turns out Dulcina has a bit of a problem.  The cow Maggie ran over, not your normal dead cow.  In fact, the cow had been ripped apart in a very unnatural way, and it’s not the only thing to be killed that way.  So far, 3 goats, a puppy, and a herding dog have also bit the dust by having their throats mauled.  As much as Lisa insists she wants to be normal for one week, after Maggie’s psychic mojo meter continues to go off it cannot be denied that something bad is going on, but what exactly?  Is it Evil with a capital E?

Reaction: Another fun, funny addition to the Maggie Quinn collection.  I was glad to see Maggie and Lisa mending the rift between them and coming together again to do some demon-fighting.  I was sad that Maggie didn’t spend more time with her boyfriend Justin but I thought their interactions and reactions to each other and the different situations were spot-on for beginning of the relationship insecurities and the blossoming strong feelings.  Maggie’s sarcasm was really dialed down in this one.  Lisa was the snarkiest in this one, though Maggie did get in a few zingers.  I read in an Amazon review that the reviewer felt that Maggie was evolving and growing up, and I hadn’t thought of that before I read it but I think it’s an accurate observation.  Maggie is maturing.  Overall, this was probably my least favorite of the three books but I still really, really enjoyed it and will certainly continue following Maggie Quinn in her future ventures as Girl vs. Evil.

Previously: Prom Dates from Hell and Hell Week.

What’s next: No news on Rosemary Clement-Moore’s website about another Maggie Quinn but there is an interesting blurb for a new book called Splendor Falls.  I’ll be looking out for this one.


About Casey

I am a librarian who loves all things reading, especially teen literature.
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One Response to Highway to Hell: (Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil)

  1. Liyana says:

    Great review! This seems like a pretty fun read!

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