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Serena (serenamc) | 8 comments Mod
I loved this book! I am already gearing up to read the sequel (where Johannes Cabal becomes a detective). The writing is quite entertaining, and though Johannes is not an intrinsically like-able character, I still found myself wanting him to beat the Devil. This is spoiler free though so I'll leave it at that!

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Serena (serenamc) | 8 comments Mod
Okay, just finished the second one and I am afraid to say that I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first Cabal book! I think what made this first book so special is that it really does successfully twist genres together, steampunk-ifying (yes, that is now a word) the traditional "deal with a devil" story. The second novel, obviously a detective novel, does not manage to merge genres and play with conventions nearly as well. Still, it is also a fun book, and I think that I would read a third in the series if it comes out (which I'm assuming it will).

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