Hellraisers (The Devil's Engine #1) by Alexander Gordon Smith
There is a machine from the darkest parts of history, concealed in an impossible location, that can make any wish come true, and the only price you have to pay is your soul. Known as the Devil’s Engine, this device powers a brutal war between good and evil that will decide the fate of every living thing on Earth. When a 16-year-old asthmatic kid named Marlow Green unwittingly rescues an ass-kicking secret soldier from a demonic attack in the middle of his Staten Island neighborhood, he finds himself following her into a centuries-old conflict between a group of mysterious protectors and the legions of the Devil himself. Faced with superpowers, monsters, machine guns, and a lot worse, Marlow knows it's going to be a breathless ride—and not just because he’s lost his inhaler along the way.
I gave Hellraisers four stars because it takes a really good YA to impress me and keep me entertained. I really enjoyed Gordon's writing and his sort of Wishmaster kind of story. The whole good vs evil was a great start and considering that this book was the first installment to the series there is no doubt more development for the machine and the characters. There are some shifting developments as far as its cast but in the end I felt this book has a lot of potential. I'm sure it would be really great for teens and adults alike to enjoy.
Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review