Another darker than normal novella for me. It was a short and fast paced and honestly that didn't harm it in any way. I wasn't familiar with the Jersey Devil lore, but Smith added some info about it at the end for a reference. This is definitely not a light hearted paranormal book in the least. I am not big on the torture aspects of it, however I think the story would have been lacking without it. Since it seems to be needed for the ending to really take place.
I found that I could feel for Mae and the struggles that she faced. After all in some of the situations who wouldn't be terrified? Also she does try to put on a brave front, and even at the end of the book she does begin to argue with her savior(in several ways I suppose) ...which to me was an ironic twist.
The books is told through different points of views. I didn't find it too confusing, and honestly think that it added to the plot quite nicely.
I did enjoy reading the book, even if it isn't my normal read...so I give it my Pretty Good rating: