Edwina Wren is a terrible narrator, she cannot pronounce some common words, and she gives Shaunee a character from Connecticut a Southern accent, which makes absolutely no sense and is very distracting.
Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.
No. I admit that I enjoy a good young adult story, but this is not what I would consider good. I started the series, and I'm the kind of person who has to see it through to the end. I really wish I had borrowed it from my local library rather than spending a credit.
The writing is pretty bad. The "teenaged" dialogue is over-the-top and annoying ... like, totally.
The narration was odd. I had to look her up because her mispronunciations were so odd, but it seems Edwina Wren is Australian doing an American accent. Idea became "idear", Oklahoma became "Oklahomer", mocha became "mock-a", and so on. It was just odd at times.
Unfortunately, there are 10+ books in the series (at the time of this review) and I can't leave a series unfinished. I wish there weren't any sequels!
The sexual content can be explicit at times, so this is definitely for older teens and truly young adults. This is not a series for anyone younger than 16-17 years old, or older than 21 or 22. Totally.
I was really disappointed in this book. It seems like the authors were just wanting to ride off the fame of the Twilight series. And it's a pathetic attempt, at that. It makes sense that it was written by a 16-year old girl but I'm appalled that she wrote it with her mother. The book borderlines on wiccan rituals and I guess if you are into that sort of thing, it's no big deal. But that along with the sexual content of the book in a few places, it just is not appropriate for the audience the book is geared towards.
Oh- and the reader of this book was horrid. I think that it probably made me dislike it even more. When the reader used an imitation southern accent, she sounded like she was impersonating an old lady and not a southern teenager. It was a blaring distraction.
I think most of my friends have read this series! They kept trying to get me to read them all but never found the time. Finally I gave in. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Such a great story.
I have to say Stevie Ray. I just love how laid back she is and how true she is.
Backed away from the Mic when swallowing. It really started to get on my nerves after awhile.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yeah, a cool plot with lots of details make it a new listen once I am done with the entire series.
When the main character saved her (almost) Ex-boyfriend.
She did not read. She acted the part
Adults in teen bodies
Unlike Twilight and other series this one was so amazing. It scares me that teens might think this will be something like "Ttwilight" or "Nice girls don't have" a vampire series for me.
I would recommend this book to a friend to read, but not to listen to. The book has some characters that are very likable and I did like the story line. But you hear the narrator take drinks and clear her throat and hear her mouth get dry. I could not stand it at all. It happens multiple times in this book.
Late twenties, mother of 2 love paranormal fantasy and Greek mythology
I liked the different take on vampirism but there was little to no back story explaining how humans knew about vampires and magic if society accepted them or how they really interacted with society.
My favorite character was grandma Redbird she reminds me of my own grandma and was really sweet to Zoey.
omg i hated this narrator!!! what is she Canadian?!!! She sounded totally bored for the first few chapters and i almost quit listening right away. Also, its hard to believe Zoey was a real Star Trek fan when she mispronounced "Bajoran" when talking about her favorite hoodie. Her odd pronunciations of simple words like "been" or "drama" Tavia Gilbert would have done a wayyyy better job. If stuff like that doesn't bother you its a pretty good book not worth the price though.
Probably not im more of a Richelle Mead or Jeaniene Frost fan their stories are way more entralling...well maybe i'd've liked this story better if i didn't have to deal with the crappy narrator.
Okay. My older sister and I love this series. Mostly because it's about vampires, yes we're vampire groupies but also because it gives the reader a real good look into the lives of typical teenagers now-a-days. I first read this series and then when audible got the audio version I started listening to them again. My only quams are, as usual, the narration. This series is from a teenagers perspective. The books are written in teenager language. So why does the narrator perform the dialogue with such an adult delivery, also I hate when things are mispronounced, I mean come on if you're getting paid to perform something shouldn't you do your research and make sure you say the words right. This series is well worth buying but only in paper form. I heart you Cast women!!