I love to read and listen to books. I'm a hair dresser. I live in New York and I have 5 children. All grown. 30, 27, 24, 23, 19. And I Love them all very much.
This book was better then Twilight they should make a movie, It will blow Twilight out of the water.
They had one of each nationality, and you grow to love them all.
Zoey is slow, but all hero's are. You grow to love her and all of her friends.
I have read reviews on this series, and some seem to think its too drawn out.. I find it to be a great series. I'm glad they keep pumping out books so there is more for me to listen to. Kinda wish they would write a little faster.. :) I like the Performance of these books a lot.. They are witty, and charming. I know its a teen book, but this 33 year old woman sure likes the snarky teen wit.. As they would say in the book, this series is Awesome covered in Awesome sauce!!! :) P.S. EVEN THOUGH HE WOULD NEVER ADMIT IT, MY HUSBAND EVEN LIKES THIS SERIES!!!!!
The authors, yes. The narrator, Edwina Wren, maybe.
Great scenes when Zoey meets with Nix.
Edwina Wren does a good job emulating various southern U.S. accents, but some of her word pronunciations are a little off... more British than American (been, sorry, hovering, appreciate, blueberry, pastel, substantiate, solve, idea, depot). What chafed me the most was when she pronounced Arkansas as Ar-CAN-ziss. No American I've ever met would call it anything other than AR-can-saw (I know it's Kansas with an A and an R, but for some reason we pronounce the two completely differently).
I'll just have to get the books and read them instead of listening to them.
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!