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Devil's Lullaby

(Ringer’s Masquerade #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The countdown to my death has begun... Created by the unorthodox hospital known as the Ringer, Catherine's fated to die on her next birthday. As a soulless spawn, her only purpose for existence is to be the perfect organ donor for her terminal progenitor. Although they have never met, an unexplainable bond ties their lives together forever. Catherine waits patiently for de ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published May 15th 2013 (first published June 1st 2012)
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Some authors create colorful and exciting escapes into reading as they carefully paint each scene. Sarah Pepper is among those authors, but her unique talent lies in NEVER worrying about staying inside the lines! Welcome to a world that is as dystopian and dysfunctional as any with a brilliant twist to its plot! Devil’s Lullaby, the flagship book of her new series, Ringer’s Masquerade. Imagine being bred to die. Imagine being created scientifically as a clone to replace your wealthy, dying look ...more
Jillian Esparza
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
No Spoilers....This book is written in Catherine's POV, this is a part of a series and does end with a cliffhanger. However this is a nice long detailed book. The box set will be released in 2 days. I will be buying the box set because OMG this is a great beginning. As a reader I found myself falling in and out of love with some of the minor characters throughout this book multiple times. I could feel the pain of the characters and the confusion. What is the right answer, what are the right thin ...more
Lauren Jones
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Devil’s Lullaby has absolutely hypnotized me! This book is so heartfelt and quite frankly, nothing like I have ever read before. I was provided a copy in exchange for an honest review and it certainly passed with flying colors. At the beginning of the story, Cat starts by explaining the world that she lives in and what information she knows. She was grown from a petri dish as a complete clone of the original Catherine. Her progenitor is the only one who she lives for. One day, she will give her ...more
Brandy Lynn
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I just finished Devil’s Lullaby (The Ringer’s Masquerade) by Sarah J. Pepper and it was absolutely positively brilliant. Literally the passion in this book erupted. I seriously needed some time to process everything before I wrote this review. The author has a way of engrossing the reader from the very first chapter. I am not kidding when I say… I could not put this down. I felt like I was in a constant battle with this book…Do I put you down? No, no I can’t right now. Hmm, after the next c ...more
Nanette Bradford
I found this book at the suggestion of the author to read and review. As I started to read it I realized this was unlike books I typically read. We are in a hospital that grows spawns from a Petri dish. I mean seriously, they grow people in a hospital. crazy! These spawns are created to help the person they were created from live since their bodies can no longer allow them to function normally for whatever reason. These spawns are only Created for that reason alone. They are put through rigorous ...more
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let's be honest, everything Sarah Pepper writes is bloody brilliant. There's no stopping her. From fairytales and fantasy to dark romance and Devil's Lullaby, book one in Ringer's Masquerade, is very high up on her list of perfections.

The story started off, as all hers do, with a bang. We are given a great storyline and beautifully detailed world to dip into. Then we are hit with Pep's artful display of character building, as we meet the main cast. I fell for all her characters, in this book, e
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! A little confusing in the beginning. I think the point of that is because we start out knowing as much as Cat does. But around chapter 6, I couldn't put the book down! You have so many feelings circling around this one character.

Sarah has created a world that absolutely terrifies me. Where people are made in petri dishes. The whole point of their life is to save someone else. Would I be okay with killing a child that looks just like the one I'm trying to save? As a parent,
Marlene Small quittem
I love this book series. Sarah puts into the realm of science fiction a person's real life - the people in each one of our lives who love us, challenge us, dislike us, tolerate us, and hate us. While you may end up on an emotional roller coaster with each character, after you know their story, you understand them and where they are coming from -- maybe we should consider learning each person's story in our life and then our prospective and feelings may change.

Aside from all that -- Sarah writes
Erica Palfrey
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for and honest review!

I lo ed this book, it was beautifully written.
, and had a great story line. This is the first of a trilogy and it is very detailed. I did t know what to think at first and the it sucked me in.
It is told in Catherine's poi t of view, we see everything the way she sees it and what she thinks about. She's got a certain innocence that is brilliantly portrayed!

This is a must read!!
A.M. Johnson
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review..

This was a very good read, well written, with a great storyline and strong characters..
I am looking forward to reading the next book, as I need to know what happens...
I love Sebastian and Cat..
In my opinion Sarah J Pepper has created a great story...
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it..
Doreen Barnes
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a new must read series, makes u feel all emotions, i really loved the connections between the characters, and when Cat's heart was broken so was mine, I can't wait to see how this story continues, what a great start and the box set is now out. Highly recommended

I recieved an arc copy from the author in exchange for my honest review
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
I loved this book! I had the privilege of talking to Sarah before I read her book.

And my gosh! outstanding job Sarah!

It is truely bittersweet romance story that will just cling to the person reading this novel. I didn't want to put it down!

I was entranced with the fluid writing , the intense detail as her words brought the book to life. A must read!
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
Umm... I honestly don't know what I just read. I was confused for most of the book. I guess it sticks to the premise that Cat is pretty much clueless about life since it was never taught to her so that's how the story played out since it was in her POV. It started making a bit more sense towards the end but not enough....
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I first came across Sarah's giveaway, she asked for a small request....honesty in a review. Well if anyone knows me, I love honesty and truth. As I sit here with sleep exhaustion, from pulling a serious all nighter. No JOKE!!. I unfortunately had to read this on my MAC. Its hates me, and laughs at me for not being smarter then it. I couldn't seem to load this on my iPad Kindle App. #techystrugglesarereal. I had to bunker down in my not so comfy chair and read.

Reading wasn't the hard part,
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has been on my TBR list for quite awhile, but I just read an eARC of it for an honest review.

Devil's Lullaby left me utterly speechless. This is definitely one of the most beautiful books I have read this year. Even the heartbreaking moments are full of intense love and beauty, showing acts of great courage and sacrifice.

The theme is one of a very controversial nature, but is treated in such a way as to keep the reader from focusing on controversy. Instead you are drawn into the lives
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Catherine was grown in a petri dish to give her life to her terminally ill progenitor, she knew her time would one day end. She was a spawn and knew her purpose was to save her other self who lay cripple in a burned carcass, in a coma as her progenitor waited for the time that she would use her organs. They'd never met, yet some how their dreams merged through her paintings. Only James was her friend and introduced her to so much, but when Sebastian's lure pulled too great, she was lost in a wor ...more
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Wow!!!! This book has been an amazing ride. My eyes would not close since they were wide-eyed!!! This author had a way to bring me in and keep me there. Oh my!!!! At first I was kind of confused about what was going on but once it clicked I was in AWE. My heart was beating hard in some chapters. I loved the innocence that is portrayed in this book by the main character, Catherine. I am totally excited and happy to have been able to have had been able to have been gifted the ARC for my honest rev ...more
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pc-2015

It took some time to get into this book. I felt things were kind of all over the place and a bit complicated to understand exactly what was going on, which I can assume was the intentional purpose. Towards the end I felt a bit more comfortable with the story, and look forward to continuing the series!
Feb 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, reviewed
I'm sorry, but I just couldn't continue reading this novel. I really tried especially after reading the synopsis which I found very intriguing, and all the five-star reviews. I got a third-way thru before I gave up. I understood the premise of the story, but there was just something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. Just not my cup of tea.
Jessica Cowgill
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
another amazing book written by Sarah j.Pepper! have to say it was not like anything I've ever read before but I was drawn in from the beginning. I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends!
Julie C
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. The storyline is awesome.
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