Highway to Hell
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Highway to Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #3)

by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  663 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. Destination: South Padre Island! Give a girl a bikini, a beachfront hotel, and an absent boyfriend, and it's as good as a road map to the dark side. And Maggie and Lisa plan to enjoy every bit of it--just like nice, normal college freshmen. Fire, brimstone, and demonic sorority girls: these l...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Highway to Hell, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Highway to Hell

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,206)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Liviania
For those who haven't read the first two books in the series, don't worry. The only overarching plot so far is the main characters getting better at using their abilities and furthering their relationships. The books standalone quite well. Protagonist Maggie Quinn is snarky and capable, as is her best friend Lisa. (And Lisa is quite ready to call any guy out if he tries to be their white knight.) They're stranded in small town Dulcina, Texas when all they wanted to do is hang out on South Padre...more
Glory
Все-таки люблю я автора.
За легкость, за юмор, за Ненси Дрю, за цитаты, даже за штампы, ибо у нее они выходят такими яркими, смешными и милыми, что только диву даешься.
Хорошая развлекательная серия получилась))
Su
This was a spectacular ending to the Maggie Quinn series. I am so sad that it's over but I'm so happy I was able to be on this adventure with Maggie, Lisa, Justin, Henry, and Zeke.

I admit, at first it was slow. It was strange because I just finished Hell Week(which I admit is my favorite out of the three), and Hell Week had more going on. However, I feel it was a good way to develop the story because it is a small town and things move slower. It was slow but not uninteresting.

The story line and...more
Lori
This is the 3rd book in a series by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Maggie is a Seer and along with her Dungeon and Dragon best-friend, Lisa, get in trouble with the "dark side" in each book. While Maggie and Lisa's abilities grow in each book, (I hope there will be more) so do their knowledge about relationships on a more "normal" realm.

I liked the way it showed a boy/girl relationship in a way that each character doesn't have to be jealous regarding the other person. It's okay for each to have their o...more
Cheryl
May 07, 2009 Cheryl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature teens and up
Third times is THE charm in this wonderful series. Maggie's rite of passage into adulthood rolls on at highway speeds in what I consider the best of the series. Maggie ages like a splendid wine, gaining depth and character with every turn of the page.

I should add that the setting of this book just comes alive. This IS South Texas. You don't have to go there, sunburning in your car on a twenty mile grocery run, dodging coyotes and armadilloes, thanking God for the miracle of air conditioning. Ju...more
Janine Southard
Things this novel does well:
* cute friendship story for best friends
* interesting relationship between magic and Catholicism
* Nancy Drew call outs... Not only does the main character have some sort of Nancy Drew fixation, but she has a standard ND adventure, including the point where Ned (errr, Justin) shows up to carry things (when directed) and be competent backup.

Things this novel could do better:
* cutting cliches
* a more interesting plot (C'mon, it's supposed to be a mystery.)
* relationship/...more
GirlwiththeBraids
After casting a demon out of her best friend Maggie Quinn is ready for a break. Stuffing her first-aid kit and safety pack into her jeep, Maggie starts off to South Padre Island with her witch-crafted friend, Lisa. But as you may have guessed, Maggie isn’t a normal college freshman. She’s a psychic and her vibes are going on overload when they drive through a small Texas county, on the way to their destination. They soon find out that something unusual is going on there. Livestock are being foun...more
Julie H.
Maggie and her former BFF Lisa attempt to rebuild their relationship via a Spring Break roadtrip to a Texas beach resort. When they hit an already-dead steer in the middle of the night, Maggie's car sistains substantial damage. They are quickly lured into the strange goings-on associated with Dulcina, TX where it would appear that a chupacabra (or worse yet, chupacabras) is stalking this ranching community.

The parallel characters (e.g., Henry: Lisa, Dona Isabel: Gran, Zeke: Justin, etc.) are a b...more
Carrie Lawler
Highway to Hell is Rosemary's third book in her Maggie Quinn series. I read this without having previously read the first two books, but I was still able to follow along just fine (I felt like reading about a road trip vs. a prom or rush scenario). Basically, the girls are on their way to Padre during spring break when they hit a major road bump... a dead bull in the middle of the road. The result is a busted up jeep and a week in a mysterious, desolate town. Eventually Maggie and Lisa figure ou...more
Jacki
I haven't read the first two books in this series, but I will definitely be looking them up now. If you love Good vs Evil stories, enjoy mystery novels, or just really miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there's something for you in this quirky, one-liner filled read.

While this book's probably never going to be considered classroom-worthy, I'd recommend it any day based on the strong, day-saving, yet surprisingly nerdy heroines and their protective yet supportive boyfriends. How nice to see positive,...more
Lyn
Maggie Quinn, demon slayer, and her evil-genius friend Lisa are heading to South Padre Island for spring break. They decide to make the trip at night, which puts them on a deserted east Texas highway. Then Maggie slams her jeep into an already dead cow causing major damage to her jeep.

Zeke, a good-looking young cattle rancher, gives them a ride to the nearest town. His family's ranch covers almost the entire county. Since the required jeep parts have to be ordered, Maggie and Lisa are forced to...more
Kara
Poor Maggie. She can’t even go on vacation without running into something Evil. Maggie and her best friend Lisa find themselves stranded in a tiny town in Texas when they attempt to try their hand at something as normal as Spring Break. However, normalcy is the last thing they find as they investigate the legend of el Chupacabra.

This book could have easily just been a mid-series filler, but instead it was something much more. The story by itself is compelling – a great build up, a climax right...more
Laura Martinelli
Of the three Maggie Quinn books, I feel that this is the weakest of the three in regards to character development. There’s still some holdover development from the last two books, but what we find out about the characters—mainly Justin—doesn’t really make any impact or carry weight to the plot.

I do like the main plot set-up of the book. First, we’re finally dealing with a demon who’s not at the behest of a power-hungry human, and it’s also creepy. The fact that people attribute the demon’s physi...more
Cid Tyer
The Setting — is southern Texas on the great highway to South Padre Island, great mecca of spring breakers and vacationers wanting fun in the sun. However, the destination is halted in a tiny ranching town with more cattle than people, and a very racially diverse population.

The Characters — are some returns of the favorites from the previous books. Maggie, D&D Lisa, and Justin, as well as a colorful cast of locals. I think one of the things I adore about Rosemary’s books – are her characters...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Maggie and Lisa are doing Spring Break - if only so Maggie can get a newspaper article out of it.

On the way there, they run over a dead cow in the middle of the road, which damages the car. The closest town isn't too far away, but it's a town in the middle of nowhere - and it takes some time to get the parts required.

While they wait, they discover that something's not right in the town. Animals are dying...and not naturally. Legend surrounds the to...more
Elizabeth
This is the third book in the Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series by Clement-Moore, and like the first two, it doesn’t disappoint. Like the first two books, it is light hearted, humorous, and quick paced. This book also gives reader a chance to get to know several of the supporting characters better. Both Lisa and Justin who are in the first two books play a role in this one as well. Lisa especially comes through stronger in this book as she is involved in the action from the start, and the reade...more
Dan Thompson
This is the third (and so far final) book in the Maggie Quinn vs. Evil series. I really enjoyed the first two (Prom Dates from Hell and Hell Week), but I have to say I was a little disappointed in this one. However, I will admit that much of my disappointment can be tied to my expectations that the book was going to be something that it was not.

The story follows Maggie Quinn and her old high-school friend D&D Lisa, aka Lisa the Evil Genius, on their way down to Padre Island in south Texas fo...more
Karin
Maggie and her best friend, Lisa, decide to head to South Padre Island for a normal Spring Break. Just because they battle demons and save the world on a regular basis doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to have some normal teenager time, right? Wrong!

On the way, on a dark and lonely highway, they run over a dead cow that is laying in the middle of the road. The fuel tank on Maggie’s Jeep is ripped open which leaves her and Lisa stranded in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, a nice cowboy drives by...more
Nicole
AWESOME. This one is so up my alley. Definitely had the flavor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Whedon TV series) at its best. Witty and sarcastic teen dialogue, super pop-cultural references, characters you can really wrap your arms around (and adore)...and supernatural bad-boys to put in their place. Doesn't get any better. And the supernatural elements didn't overtake the story and turn it into a cheap horror/thrill fest - the story was grounded in reality and gave our band of heroes/heroines ple...more
Lara
This one took me a little more time to get through than the first two in this series, but possibly in a good way? Highway to Hell has a very different setting than its predecessors--Maggie and Lisa are on Spring Break and end up stranded in the small ranch-town of Dulcina, Texas when they hit a dead cow in the road (doing some major damage to Maggie's Jeep) on their way to South Padre. Naturally, Maggie senses something fishy going on and aims to find out what it is. There are some interesting c...more
Lara
This one took me a little more time to get through than the first two in this series, but possibly in a good way? Highway to Hell has a very different setting than its predecessors--Maggie and Lisa are on Spring Break and end up stranded in the small ranch-town of Dulcina, Texas when they hit a dead cow in the road (doing some major damage to Maggie's Jeep) on their way to South Padre. Naturally, Maggie senses something fishy going on and aims to find out what it is. There are some interesting c...more
Sarah
Maggie Quinn is at it again. No matter where she goes, the supernatural world finds her.

Maggie and her friend DnD Lisa were trying to have a normal spring break a the beach, but were sidetracked by a mysterious beast who completely messes up their car. Maggie and co. investigate the weirdness, while waiting for her car to be fixed. What in the world is going on with this town? Is it el chupacabra or maybe a giant squid?

This was a great continuation. As always, funny and smart. I love the new wo...more
Courtney
Aug 05, 2009 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Courtney by: Rosemary Clement Moore
Does Evil seek out Maggie Quinn? This is what she begins to wonder when D & D Lisa and she find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere battling a demon that feeds on blood.

First a dog, then a herd of goats, finally, cattle start dying, and the common denominator is their mutilated, drained bodies. Some blame the drought and think it's a pack of hungry coyotes while others blame a lone cougar. Droughts make animals do crazy things, the locals say. What if something other than an animal...more
Elaine Warner
'Highway to Hell' is the 3rd book in the Maggie series by Rosemary Clement-Moore. If you haven't read the first 2, 'Prom Date from Hell' and 'Hell Week', you probably should to get some background information. Basically, Maggie is a Seer, she can sense evil, usually in the form of demons. With the help of her friend Lisa, who is a sorceress, she fights the demons to return them to wherever they have come from. In 'Highway to Hell', she and Lisa are headed to the Texas coast for Spring Break when...more
Ruth
Maggie Quinn just gets better and better. In the third novel of Rosemary Clement-Moore’s Girl vs. Evil saga, Maggie is attempting the normal college right of passage known as Spring Break on a beach-bound road-trip with D&D Lisa. Readers of the first two Maggie Quinn novels know this won’t end well. Out of the gate, the girls are stranded in Nowhere, Texas with a dead cow and towed-off jeep. Maggie and Lisa aren’t the sort to leave things alone and it takes no time at all to see terrorized l...more
Kim
It's Maggie Quinn vs. el chupacabra! Every series needs a good road trip, and Lisa and Maggie's is a doozy. One notable addition is Justin's priest-in-training friend Henry, only mentioned in previous books. Henry adds a nice skeptical balance to our trio of believers, and I sincerely hope he makes an appearance in the next book. Now we have our heroine (our chosen one -- not capitalized!), our sorceress, our hero/knight, and our priest. Excellent!

The second notable addition to this book is the...more
Karen Workun
Maggie Quinn and her best friend Lisa embark on the classic girl road-trip, looking for adventure on Spring Break...or something. Along the way, though, Maggie's supernatural senses go into overdrive and they find themselves in a small Texas town, trying to track down evil once again. As always, Rosemary Clement-Moore's protagonist oozes with sarcasm, but in "Highway", Maggie becomes a little more tolerable of her abilities and the reader sees a more visible maturity all the way around. I won't...more
Allice Revelle
4.5 stars

Maggie is truly one of those rare heroines you wish existed in real life, the kind who you would love to be friends with but would probably be too shy to even approach her, so you'd just end up gazing at her from afar in a not-so-stalkerish-manner. AKA, me.

I adored this book, and am very sad to see that this is probably the finale of Maggie Quinn and her friend's adventures of Fighting Evil. But if there is one thing I have to point out, is that--just like Clement-Moore's other books--...more
Jessica at Book Sake
Loved it. This was my type of mystery novel. Let’s call it supernatural, action, comedic mystery. The interaction and the bond between the characters are great. They feel like they’ve been friends and have overcome obstacles together. This really helps sell that they can take on evil monsters.

Highway to Hell was a great mixture of all the elements I mention above. It reminds me of Indiana Jones in a way. It is a really fun story but with a strong under laying construction. This is a third novel...more
Becca
I really liked this story and can't wait to read the others in the series. Maggie, a clarevoyant, and her friend are traveling to South Padre Island for spring break. The two young girls are involved in a car accident and find themselves stuck in a little town somewhere along the way. There is a legend of the chupacabra and it seems to have arrived in town about the same time as the girls. Now they have to find out what it really is and how to stop it before they can leave. There are moments whe...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • A Touch of Gold (A Missing Pieces Mystery, #2)
  • Nearly Departed (A Spring Cleaning Mystery #1)
  • Soul Enchilada
  • Demon Chick
  • Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4)
  • The Unnameables
  • Voice of the Undead (Alex Van Helsing #2)
  • Tarnished And Torn (A Witchcraft Mystery, #5)
  • Killer in Crinolines
  • The Walled Flower (Victoria Square, #2)
  • Lost
  • Kindred
  • Haint Misbehavin'
  • Brilliant Devices (Magnificent Devices #4)
  • Connecting (Lily Dale, #3)
  • Dead Is a State of Mind (Dead Is, #2)
  • Holier Than Thou (The Tome of Bill, #4)
  • Undead Much (Megan Berry, #2)
The Splendor Falls Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1) Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #1) Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2) Hell Week (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #2)

Share This Book