Maggie Quinn, girl reporter Honors student, newspaper staffer, yearbook photographer Six weeks from graduation and all she wants to do is get out of Avalon High in one piece A sensible nerd would have kept her head down, done her drive by photo shoot of the prom, and continued the countdown to Diploma Day But fate seems to have different plans for Maggie High school may be a natural breeding ground for evil, but the scent of fire and brimstone is still a little out of the ordinary It s the distinct smell of sulfur that makes Maggie suspect that something s a bit off And when real Twilight Zone stuff starts happening to the school s ruling clique the athletic elite and the head cheerleader and her minions, all of whom happen to be named Jessica Maggie realizes it s up to her to get in touch with her inner Nancy Drew and ferret out who unleashed the ancient evil before all hell breaks loose Maggie has always suspected that prom is the work of the devil, but it looks like her attendance will be mandatory Sometimes a girl s got to do some pretty undesirable things if she wants to save her town from soul crushing demons from hell And the cheerleading squad


10 thoughts on “Prom Dates from Hell

  1. KatieBookQueen KatieBookQueen says:

    Reviewed At can t even begin to express my love for Prom Dates from Hell This book is brilliant That s all there is to it I love a book that manages to have the perfect mixture of action, humour and a bit of romance and this one defiantly ticks all those boxes Prom Dates from Hell follows senior, Maggie Quinn, as she battles a Demon that begins taking down the popular crowd at her school I love Maggie Quinn She is amazingly hilarious with her sarc Reviewed At can t even begin to express my love for Prom Dates from Hell This book is brilliant That s all there is to it I love a book that manages to have the perfect mixture of action, humour and a bit of romance and this one defiantly ticks all those boxes Prom Dates from Hell follows senior, Maggie Quinn, as she battles a Demon that begins taking down the popular crowd at her school I love Maggie Quinn She is amazingly hilarious with her sarcastic humour She very much reminded me of Suze Simon from my The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot which, if you don t know, happens to be my most treasured book series of all time There are some seriously funny moments in this book There were many times I laughed out loud whilst reading this one I also adored Maggie s dad, he s such a sweetheart This is a really funny and enjoyable read I d recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery YA novel


  2. Athena Athena says:

    For adults a 2.5 rounded up to 3, for the teen audience maybe a 3 4 star bookMaggie Quinn, almost graduated high school senior and in deep denial about her inherited second sight, ends up in the middle of malicious Weirdness that increasingly Seems To Know Her The plot revolves around her attempting to figure out what s going on and coming to grips with her own gifts There s a little bit of stereotypical Irish granny and the Jocks Cheerleaders tropes were in full form although the author did g For adults a 2.5 rounded up to 3, for the teen audience maybe a 3 4 star bookMaggie Quinn, almost graduated high school senior and in deep denial about her inherited second sight, ends up in the middle of malicious Weirdness that increasingly Seems To Know Her The plot revolves around her attempting to figure out what s going on and coming to grips with her own gifts There s a little bit of stereotypical Irish granny and the Jocks Cheerleaders tropes were in full form although the author did give a bit of lip service to dodging said tropes Surprisingly, Actual Science makes a few appearances points for that Fairly typical stuff and there is no new ground broken here, YA or otherwise, but the main character was likeably clever, she came from an actual intact family with no egregiously dead parent s , and the bit of romantic dreck that s almost de rigueur for so much YA these days isn t intrusive Thankfully it stayed mostly at arm s length and didn t occupy 95% of the MC s brain while simultaneously dropping her IQ by 30 points Hormone factor mild.Adults will see where the plot is going although there s a nicely non telegraphed twist along the way Prom Dates is an engaging popcorn airplane disposable 2 3 hour read for mostly female grown ups with nothing better to read, and a good occasionally snarky book for mostly girl teens, especially those like Maggie and me who looked forward to Prom, Spirit Weeks and Pep Rallies with expectation similar to anticipating the non anesthetized settings of large broken bones


  3. Sesana Sesana says:

    Formulaic at the core, but the surrounding details are pretty good Maggie is a fun lead, and I liked that she s much closer to Buffy than Bella, and that she has her own life and interests before the story starts Less thrilled with the super stereotypical bully jocks and mean girl cheerleaders Not a fan of the proto romance between a not yet 18 year old high school student and a college guy who s finished his undergrad so at least 22 , but at least it s on a slow burn in this book Will I re Formulaic at the core, but the surrounding details are pretty good Maggie is a fun lead, and I liked that she s much closer to Buffy than Bella, and that she has her own life and interests before the story starts Less thrilled with the super stereotypical bully jocks and mean girl cheerleaders Not a fan of the proto romance between a not yet 18 year old high school student and a college guy who s finished his undergrad so at least 22 , but at least it s on a slow burn in this book Will I read anyin this series I don t know, maybe This one was fun, but not super exciting


  4. Nasty Lady MJ Nasty Lady MJ says:

    To read series reread recap click here.This is such a fun book Even ten years later It wasn t as great as I remembered it though There were definitely parts of the book that dragged, but I still think out of all the books in the series it was probably the best.Which I guess is sort of downer since there are two other books, but to be fair those books aren t bad This one just is the best one out of the bunch.I think what I like the best about it is Maggie s sass It s in the other books to so To read series reread recap click here.This is such a fun book Even ten years later It wasn t as great as I remembered it though There were definitely parts of the book that dragged, but I still think out of all the books in the series it was probably the best.Which I guess is sort of downer since there are two other books, but to be fair those books aren t bad This one just is the best one out of the bunch.I think what I like the best about it is Maggie s sass It s in the other books to some degree too, but here, I felt like the character was in her element the most Plus, I felt like the side characters were the most developed here than in other books.DD Lisa was and probably will be my favorite character in this series I had always hoped she d get a spinoff of her own or would crossover into the Goodnight series, she s just that great She actually did have quite a bit of a story arc too as a supporting character here Though, upon reread this book is muchpredictable than it was when I first read it.Also, I really wish thattime would ve been spent on the fallout to what happened to Lisa It s really never mentioned again after this book, and she is the MC s B.F.F you d think they talk about THAT a littleRegardless, it presented an opportunity to develop the character further and I sort of think Clement Moore missed it.The book also seemed a lot less exciting second time around.There were still some scenes that got my heart pumping, but it wasn t as much of the roller coaster that I remember it being And the Brian character really was completely useless I didn t know his whole purpose.Overall though, I d say that Prom Dates From Hell was one of the better YA paranormal books in its era Even with its flaws, it was still a good revisit and I think it still holds up fairly well today


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I, surprisingly, quite enjoyed this book It was light, fun, and funny It s a kind of chick lit with Demons from Hell and a clairvoyant, snarky Nancy Drew It s not the greatest book ever, and has the standard fare of a likable, normal well, with ESP protagonist and the intentionally extreme caricature of jocks and cheerleaders, as well as two gorgeous boys and a romance that satisfy its target audience However, I do like the fact that the heroine is a good mix of self confidence and self do I, surprisingly, quite enjoyed this book It was light, fun, and funny It s a kind of chick lit with Demons from Hell and a clairvoyant, snarky Nancy Drew It s not the greatest book ever, and has the standard fare of a likable, normal well, with ESP protagonist and the intentionally extreme caricature of jocks and cheerleaders, as well as two gorgeous boys and a romance that satisfy its target audience However, I do like the fact that the heroine is a good mix of self confidence and self doubt and well adjusted, unlike what is typically found most stories i.e somewhat pathetic girl with poor self esteem who suddenly finds self worth when a boy pays attention to her Twilight or an extremely hot girl who has been transplanted and is no longer cool Buffy It s also interesting that the author leaves some loose ends and doesn t let the reader off with a perfectly happily ever after or the impression that the main character and her friends are Good, while the Jock and Jessica cheerleading squad are Evil


  6. Elyssa Rubin Elyssa Rubin says:

    Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement Moore, is about a High School Senior, Maggie Quinn, who becomes a demon hunter After witnessing a supernatural injury of one of her friends during swim class, Maggie concludes that there is a demon on the loose She then undergoes an investigation at her prom to figure out who created the demon and how to destroy it I thought that this book was okay When I first started reading it, I pictured this book to be about prom, considering the title I would Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement Moore, is about a High School Senior, Maggie Quinn, who becomes a demon hunter After witnessing a supernatural injury of one of her friends during swim class, Maggie concludes that there is a demon on the loose She then undergoes an investigation at her prom to figure out who created the demon and how to destroy it I thought that this book was okay When I first started reading it, I pictured this book to be about prom, considering the title I would recommend this book to those who don t mind a supernatural twist


  7. Patrícia Patrícia says:

    Um Baile de Finalistas Infernal RATING 3 stars A light, fun supernatural mystery for teens with a sassy and cute heroine The romance part was not very well done a trend in the author s books and the mystery was predictable, but overall, a nice read Portuguese review ATEN O Cont m ligeiros SPOILERS.Peguei neste livro com baixas expectativas, confesso Pareceu me que ia ser mais um mist rio paranormal insonso e pouco original, com uma hero na igualmente inso Um Baile de Finalistas Infernal RATING 3 stars A light, fun supernatural mystery for teens with a sassy and cute heroine The romance part was not very well done a trend in the author s books and the mystery was predictable, but overall, a nice read Portuguese review ATEN O Cont m ligeiros SPOILERS.Peguei neste livro com baixas expectativas, confesso Pareceu me que ia ser mais um mist rio paranormal insonso e pouco original, com uma hero na igualmente insonsa Acabei por gostar bastante da leitura O livro demora um bocado a descolar, mas enquanto a trama n o se adensa temos Maggie Quinn para nos entreter uma rapariga positiva, sempre com resposta pronta O in cio um pouco confuso Somos apresentados a Maggie, jornalista para o jornal da escola e uma rapariga nada popular Claro que a primeira situa o do livro logo um confronto com o grupo de desportistas e l deres de claque da escola, mas Maggie esperta e tem um dito espirituoso na ponta da l ngua para fazer frente aos insultos.Mas depois a nossa protagonista come a a ter sonhos estranhos e nos apresentada uma outra faceta dela e da sua fam lia segundo a av de Maggie, os Quinn t m um talento algo sobrenatural que se manifesta atrav s de pressentimentos e sonhos Maggie chama lhe intui o mas a av chama lhe clarivid ncia Aqui que fica tudo um pouco confuso porque n o nos explicada a origem ou natureza exacta deste poder Creio que isto seja propositado j li outras obras da autora e parece me que ela gosta de manter os seus eventos sobrenaturais subtis ou seja tem tudo mais a ver com sensa es, pressentimentos e o que n o se v No entanto, isto criou alguma confus o, como disse, porque faltou alguma hist ria de fundo em rela o ao dom de Maggie E se ela era c ptica de in cio tamb m por raz es desconhecidas em rela o origem sobrenatural do seu dom, depressa se convenceu do contr rio Temos ent o uma hero na com um ligeiro poder sobrenatural que se v envolvida num mist rio tamb m sobrenatural Come am a acontecer alguns acidentes na escola que parecem ser causados por um fantasma vingativo Maggie tem um mau pressentimento e decide investigar como o faria a sua hero na favorita, a Nancy Drew , contando com a ajuda de Justin, um dos alunos universit rios do seu pai Depois da hist ria arrancar , o livro ganhou nova vivacidade O mist rio bastante f cil de desvendar ou pelo menos os culpados s o , mas gostei de todo o desenvolvimento que culminou no desfecho passado onde mais no Baile de Finalistas Em termos de ritmo este livro desenrola se mais regularmente do que outras obras da autora e consequentemente n o houve muitos tempos mortos Gostei do facto de a autora ter feito alguma pesquisa e ter inclu do mitos e lendas antigas, nomeadamente sobre a antiga Mesopot mia Para al m de ser previs vel o nico outro problema a apontar o facto do romance parecer algo for ado No geral uma leitura leve e intrigante, recomendada para quem gosta de mist rios paranormais com uma protagonista auto suficiente, inteligente e energ tica Estou interessada nas pr ximas aventuras de Maggie


  8. Troi Troi says:

    I love a good supernatural book, especially when the main character also has some supernatural abilities to back her up This book was no exception.I was a little bit turned off by the title It sounded so childish and reminded me of a book I tried reading recently that turned out to be a huge waste of my time So, I skipped over it every time I saw it, thinking that I wasn t missing out on much.The reason I finally decided to just give it a try was because I realized that the author, Rosemary C I love a good supernatural book, especially when the main character also has some supernatural abilities to back her up This book was no exception.I was a little bit turned off by the title It sounded so childish and reminded me of a book I tried reading recently that turned out to be a huge waste of my time So, I skipped over it every time I saw it, thinking that I wasn t missing out on much.The reason I finally decided to just give it a try was because I realized that the author, Rosemary Clement Moore, is the author of one of my favorite books Texas Gothic I m glad that her writing was just as good in Prom Dates from Hell as it was in Texas Gothic This book was so much fun to read Maggie Quinn was hilarious and the kind of main character I love reading about The supernatural lore was well thought out and reminded me a lot of one of my favorite TV Shows, Supernatural The romance was cute and not too much in my face, like a lot of YA fiction tends to get these days And I definitely wasn t expecting the ending to turn out the way it did.This is one I highly recommend, especially if you love supernatural stories And now I m off to see if the second book is available at the library


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    Excerpt Dad and I had seen the same action movies, so he got into place, all very Lethal Weapon I mouthed, One, two,three and he yanked open the door so hard it banged into the wall, showering plaster onto the carpet The crash startled me, and I flung my barrage of salt into the bathroom with a stifled squeak I m getting too old for this shit, said Dad, making me laugh, mostly with relief He examined the big hole the doorknob had made in the wall Your mom is going to kill us Thi Excerpt Dad and I had seen the same action movies, so he got into place, all very Lethal Weapon I mouthed, One, two,three and he yanked open the door so hard it banged into the wall, showering plaster onto the carpet The crash startled me, and I flung my barrage of salt into the bathroom with a stifled squeak I m getting too old for this shit, said Dad, making me laugh, mostly with relief He examined the big hole the doorknob had made in the wall Your mom is going to kill us This book was totally hilarious If you want you and your friend stress to cool off for a moment, you may want to give this book a chance I promised it won t disappoint.


  10. Trina Knittle Trina Knittle says:

    This isn t typically my sort of book that I enjoy reading but I decided to give it a shot By the end of it I found myself liking it and happy to have read it it is a great book to read when your in the middle of midterms and want a few laughs from a book I enjoyed the characters The suspense in this book was just enough I will say it was a hard book to put down I can definitely see myself reading the next book in the future if there is one.