Devoted (Elixir, #2)
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Devoted (Elixir #2)

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Since Sage was kidnapped, Clea has no way of knowing if he is alive or dead. And even though she has only just discovered they were soulmates, she feels like a part of her is lost forever. What’s worse, she can’t even turn to her best friend Ben—because every time she looks at him, all she sees is his betrayal.

But waiting for something to happ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published September 29th 2011)
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Amy
Apr 01, 2012 Amy rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: People who like supernatural tween shit
Shelves: 2011
I'm not sure I can find adequate words to describe how awful this book was, but I'm certainly going to try.

I truly enjoy escapist entertainment. Like watching an episode of a Real Housewives show or listening to a Katy Perry album. I don't expect a work of genius, just a little dollop of sugary stupidity to relax my brain after a busy day. You know, the fun kind of stupid. Devoted is the insulting kind of stupid. The sort that makes your mouth gape open in disbelief or your eyes roll in disgust...more
Jennifer
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Sherilyn Beeson
Alrighty, first off: WHAT A MEAN WAY TO END THIS BOOK!!
Now that I've gotten that out of my system, I officially love this series. I love the way it works, I love the science behind it, I love the conflict.
Ohhhh myyyy goooosh it's good. And I wasn't even expecting this book until next week! DONE.
I feel like the story is quick and engaging. I kept telling myself that I needed sleep, but the story wouldn't let me. There are plenty of flaws within this story. Plenty of plot holes. But honestly, isn...more
moodkiller_V
I've been waiting for the second book ever since I finished the first one. can't wait to read it.
Casey
May 19, 2011 Casey marked it as to-read
they should've stuck with the flower theme!
Mikila Marshall
*******MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS********
Clea is back and is still searching for the answers about her missing father and her connection with the elusive and dangerous Sage. But will her discoveries put her in even greater danger?
Who ever thought that a simple 2 sentence blurb would make me go crazy into reading this book? The obvious reason being that I had read Elixir #1 and I loved it so so so so much I almost started hyperventilating when the postman pushed the beautiful brown package through my f...more
Merary
UPDATE 5/17/12: UGH. THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ. IT'S BORING ME TO DEATH. THANKS A LOT, DUFF. YOU CREATED A NEW RECORD OF MEDIOCRE.
AND I'M ONLY PUTTING IT ON-HOLD BECAUSE I WANT TO GET IT OVER WITH.

UPDATE 5/19/12: Okay, I decided to give another chance.

UPDATE 5/21/12: I . . . I can't. This book is taking my strength away. But I'm supposed to finish it!



I tried. I mean it. I tried to say wonderful things about this book but . . . I can't.
This rarely happens to me!! Take two weeks to finish this...more
Guitar Chick
Jul 19, 2011 Guitar Chick marked it as to-read
The cover model looks too much like Hilary for me to get past the fact. I hate to say it, but I'm probably going to read this even though I know I shouldn't for fear of my brain rotting.
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Meh.

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I really don't know why I marked this book as-read. I don't even remember the first book's story. LOL!
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
I’m a little overwhelmed with Devoted. It was a good and all, definitely a step up from Elixir, the first book. But I guess the vastness on how this series has progressed into was not something I was prepared for. What started out as a simple love story morphed into a world where the story of the Elixir of Life has more to it than it seems and the tragic love story between Clea and Sage is just one of the few misgivings when the Elixir is involved.

Devoted introduces readers to whole new set of...more
Lauren Murphy
I was intrigued when I heard about Hilary Duff’s novels and when I received Devoted for review I was open minded about reading it, even though I hadn’t read the first novel in the series Elixir. To be honest, I was really disappointed with this story. It certainly had potential but its delivery was lacklustre. The first couple of chapters basically recapped (I assume) the first novel, so I felt like I was able to catch up on what happened in Elixir. But it was written in a bland introspective wa...more
Pauline
I was a little bit disappointed, tbh, because it was not as good as the first one. I read the first one in one or two days because of how much I loved it. I finished this one in over two weeks. That's not only because I was busy. This one was way more boring. Plus it made me dislike Clea/Sage who are supposed to be the big OTP of the book. I'm all team Ben know. I'm sad because I'm afraid the third book will go the same way (or even worse considering the end - that I will not tell you about for...more
fяσzєη, kupo~
Feb 16, 2012 fяσzєη, kupo~ marked it as no-thanks
God, what the fuck is it with the love interest guys being with other women in second books?

You all know that happened in Blue Moon from the Immortals series. I know Damen was all mind-controlled and shit, but still. Ugh. It also happened in Crescendo. And Frostbite. And Beautiful Darkness, although Lena was the one doing it, but she's still a love interest so it counts.

And now this? Dear God, it almost feels like HD is TRYING to copy other books.

I don't think I'd even stand to read this. That w...more
Alison
As with the first book I had a hard time getting over the similarities between this series and The Immortals series by Alyson Noel. I thought this book was good just seemed to take forever and then boom its over with a huge cliffhanger. Don't want to spoil it for anyone but if it is what I think it is poor Rayna!
Marissa
oh my gosh, what the hell? You know, when both the main characters don't end up together you sure as hell DO NOT wanna mess with me! HILARY DUFF DONT MESS WITH ME. YOU BETTER GET BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER AT THE THIRD BOOK! Or i'll have to burn the third book even though i borrowed it from the library !
Katharine_ann
This book totally surprised me when I started reading it, because it changed the format a bit. Instead of telling the story solely from Clea’s perspective, we’re introduced to a new character, Amelia. Her family fits into Clea’s story because they took the same Elixer that Sage did, many centuries before him.

Amelia was only seven when she became immortal, but I was way more interested in her than I was in Clea. Her family history was really interesting, like actually interesting, and I found I...more
Kylie Crucifixion
Warning: mild spoilers.

Once again, I could not put this down. Especially toward the end, I was screaming and felt like throwing it against the wall (but that's always a good thing for me haha).

However, I liked Clea even less in this one than in Elixir. She is so whiny, stupid, and slutty. Sage also got on my bad side; why on EARTH would you get with someone else when you know your freaking LITERAL SOULMATE is trying to find you?? I just found it unfathomable. Not only does he not seem like the t...more
Andy Steinberg
After reading this book, I felt like Obi-Wan Kenobi after Grand Moff Tarkin blasted the planet of Alderaan, killing billions of people, in order to demonstrate the might of the Death Star. In this case, I felt like thousands of talented writers who can't get published cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

Hilary used her name to get a book deal. She wrote a terrible novel called Elixir that, because of her name, sold well enough to warrant this sequel. I wish I could say that her "writi...more
Brittany Flaming
The follow up to Elixir, Devoted packs plenty of flash and action, but none of the heart. And that's great if romance bugs the crap out of you. In Devoted we have lots of action, new mysteries, and angst (yay, my favorite). And that's where the good ends.

Problems? When I said no heart, I also meant no charm. The wonderful characters from the previous are missing and completely hollowed out versions of their original selves. The crux of the story revolves around something so stupid and easily pr...more
Emilie
Sep 26, 2011 Emilie added it
Shelves: series, reviewed
When I finished reading Elixir, I was more than happy to have a copy of Devoted on hand to start reading right away. It turned out to be just as good and just as addicting as the first book. It was definitely a highly enjoyable read.

Clea is back home but she can't stop feeling bad about how she lost Sage in Japan. And she can't help but blame Ben for everything that happened. Her only comfort is that she knows Sage is still alive because he still appears in the background of her pictures. But th...more
Karine
This one is a little hard for me to rate, I did enjoy Elixir, and definitely enjoyed Devoted, however I was disappointed with the turn the story took. While Hilary Duff’s writing and creativity definitely shines in this book and has greatly improved, I was completely disappointed that her search for her father which was the main focus of Elixir, completely took the back burner in this novel, as she is utterly devoted to finding Sage. As much as I understand the need for romance and wanting her s...more
Laura
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Emily, a Book and a Cat
Concept/Ideas: 4.5/5

Omg. Loved. This. Book. The story picked up right where Elixir left off, and I was NOT dissappointed. Hilary Duff added in a few more people and ideas into the story line, which I loved! I really like how she added so much more to the plot in this one as well.

Storyline/Plot: 4.5/5

Beginning was tiny bit slow, but it picked up really fast. By the halfway point, the action got pretty good. ESPECIALLY the ENDING! SQUEEE. It was absoloutely intense. Hilary definitely knows how t...more
Steff
I read the first book of this series and thought it was alright. The story line kept me intrigued, so I decided to give this one a go. Especially since the first one left you hanging. While reading this second book, it really hit me just how much I didn't care about the characters at all. I tried to feel bad for Clea as she tried to find Sage, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Absolutely nothing within the book convinced me that these two loved one another other than the constant talk a...more
Michelle
soooooo I have NO idea why, but I remember Hilary Duff's first book, Elixir, to be pretty okay. At least I think I remember. OMG, what is wrong with me? Did I black out a year ago when reading her book? Did she change editors? It reads like something I could have thrown together when I was fifteen. I guess it's aimed at that age group. Wait, it's kind of like Twilight. Damn, sucked in again! No pun intended.

I bought Devoted straight out, you know, I didn't get the kindle sample first to make su...more
Anisah
I was dying to read Devoted after Elixir, it was good in a different way. I liked the suspense the story built throughout the whole book. I was a little annoyed with Clea being mad at Ben but thinking from her perspective I couldn't blame her. However I expected Clea to worry a little more about her father like she did in the last book with the hopes of him being alive. Instead of just being soul mates in the past I wished it showed more of their affection in the present before splitting them up...more
Amber
I just don't know about this book... I was excited to read it. I was liking the new characters that were brought in. The weird spirit people, I thought they were a cool idea. I feel like this could have been made to be a better book if more time was spent on it, maybe? I don't know..

I was fine with this book until the last couple of pages when I guessed what was most likely going to happen. I was (am) incredible angry at how it ended. Just why????? Grr.. I would go into it more but I just want...more
Xxccxx
Clea is not completely horrible and semi-understandable , but since I have not read the first book ,and am doing the review based on Devoted alone I feel like I do not know much about her. Devoted does not provide her with any interesting arc or character development .Maybe the first book does (tell me if it's worth reading, I might like her a little bit more. )While at times, I can try to sympathize with her ,and she doesn't make me want to pull all my hair out -she still strikes me as a little...more
Larissa
Devoted is the second book for Hilary’s writer career, and it’s part of the Elixir Novel, and honestly, be ready for something new, and the old Romeo and Juliet in love souls. And let me ask you, when you are reading this book, or Elixir, for that matter have you always imagined Clea as one of Hilary’s past characters (as in Lizzie, or any other character she has ever played)?? Well…

With Devoted new characters will be introduced, the main problem of killing Sage so curses would end, or normal li...more
J.M. Stetson
Okay... confession time. I purposely keep reading this book series because it IS so bad. (Nothing against you Ms. Duff, after all, you're probably a much better person than me. Writer? We'll discuss that later...)

So this book did move along a plot line better than most 2nd books in trilogies, but good gravy, dude, this thing was RIDICULOUS in the verb-age of how much she loved this guy who she has NO chemistry with and how much she hated this much more realistic romantic interest guy who always...more
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Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, pop singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. After gaining fame for playing the title role in the television show Lizzie McGuire, Duff went on to have a film career; her most commercially successful movies include Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), and A Cinderella Story (2004).

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