Micky @My Book Habit
Due to a lot of negative reviews I did not expect this book to be as good as it was. Now, I am 44, so I would have loved a lot more of the traditional excitement that normally goes along with vampire books. However, since this is a YA title, I can understand it not having too much violence.
I was able to get used to the narrator's accent, which initially it drove me insane. I enjoyed the characters and feel as though they were well developed and had a few of my favorites. All-in-all it was a great listen/read and I will definitely listen to the others in the series, as well as well as recommend it to others.
I am new to this author and to this series. I really like this book. The reader is great. It is very different from what I expected but it was a good unexpected. I can't wait to hear the second book.
I really enjoyed this book overall. The only negative I have to say is that there were parts that were too immature. The very start of the book I almost stopped reading it because I thought its more geared for just teenagers then say the Twilight or Harry Potter series. Overall a great read and I will be reading the next one in the series.
I absolutely loved this book ... however, if I was a parent I would not let my kid read it because of the sexual nature of this series. It is a very good book for adults who are looking for something similar to Twilight. Very fast paced, well written, just an overall good series.
The book moved really slowly, but I stuck with it because the content was interesting. The narrating was driving me nuts with how her unusual accent did not match the main character who was from Oklahoma. I ended up choosing 2x speed because of how slowly the narrator speaks. It was very juvenile in regards to the dialog which as a 20 something was tolerable. There are definitely better options for a vampire story.
I think this series has an interesting take and a fun spin on the "magic school." I enjoy a teen novel from time to time, but I almost felt like this series was a bit young for me. I did giggle a little after reading the reviews when another reader said that she didn't appreciate the characters preaching their pro-gay agenda. I on the other hand think that is part of the reason authors write. I do think it was a bit awkward though...they way she worked her message into the story. Over all, the series is entertaining. (I almost think the thing I enjoyed least was the narrator.) But if you are looking for a teen read in the fantasy genre...go for it!
This series is great and it is even better on audio book. I have been very happy with this purchase.
The story was interesting and entertaining. However, the author chooses to make this a platform for her views on issues such as gay rights and religion. I think it detracts from the story. I wish she could have just written the story for entertainment and kept her views to herself.
There are so many elements of this series that young teens, and adults can relate to. I've listened to them all, and I really enjoyed them.
I know a lot of adults are saying that there shouldn't be BJ's and sex issues in a young teen novel, but I like that Zoe knows about sex, knows other girls are doing it, but she doesn't feel the need to do it, just to be like everyone else.
I mean, I knew all about sex long before my mother knew it was an issue for me, and I was pretty sheltered. I can't believe there are any 12 year old's out there that know less than I did.
Anyway, I loved the whole series, and I didn't love that Zoe had like 3 or 4 love interests at first, but I see now, they all have a part to play in her future.
Can't wait for the next installment!