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

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Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. 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. But Maggie doesn’t have to go looking for trouble. Trouble has started looking for her. One dead cow and a punctured gas tank later, she and Lisa are stuck in
Dulcina, Texas—a to
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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))
S.K .A
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yal, girl-power
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
Nasty Lady MJ
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
To read series reread recap click here.

By all accounts, this book should be my favorite because it looks very Lisa centric and Lisa is by far my favorite character in this book. Only thing is it’s not Lisa centric in hindsight.

God, the pacing is extremely off in this one.

I mean, rereading this series wasn’t exactly a horrible experience BUT it was easier to see the problems in this series and in this installment pacing is an extreme issue.

Don’t get me wrong there are some parts I like. I did lik
May 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fun-read
I really enjoy this series. So sad this is the last book :c
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Dan Thompson
Aug 31, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychics
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
Apr 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Cid Tyer
Jun 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-books
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
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
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
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Julie H.
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
Carrie Lawler
Jul 14, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Jul 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
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,
Janine Southard
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, series, ya
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/
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
Elaine Warner
Jul 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
'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
Mar 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
May 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Karen Workun
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yal-summer-09
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
Becky Savoie
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm sad to say goodbye to Maggie Quinn. Seriously, I put off reading this book for over a year just so that the series wouldn't have to be over for me.
I mean, who doesn't want to read about a spring break spent killing a chupacabra and fighting of demon mosquitoes?
Seriously. Demon mosquitoes. I always knew Texas had them, but this just proves it!
Plus how do you not love a main character who, rather than being born with the blood of the gods, destined to smite demons and save the world, can say
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