In the top 10 for sure!! Maybe even the top five
Where she defeated The wicked girl (can't spell her name)
I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.
The House of Night series was written by a teenage girl (and her mother) for teenage girls. If I were a teenage girl, I would like it better, however; if I were a parent of a teenage girl, I would probably hate it.
An extra note. Although it is technically a vampire story, the pagan style of magic would appeal more to those who like witches than those who like vampires.
Say something about yourself!
The premise is an interesting one and it is always fun to have a new vampire series to listen to.
I think the only way the performance could have been better would be if they got a different narrator. I found her voice annoying to the point of being grating.
I read this as a paperback a few years ago and I really liked the series, reading up to book 5 or 6. My enthusiasm was starting to wind down by the 5th book, though. I'm now trying to follow up, but I find that it's been too long to remember all the characters, so I've gone back to book one to restart the series. It's as good in audio as it's in paperback.
This was a diffrent kind of vampire story. i like when a author will take the old type dracula story and make it all new and believable!
No, I thought it might be a good book to recommend to my teenage niece. But a few sections were highly inappropriate for a YA audience.
Edwina Wren's performance was the only thing that allowed me to finish the story.
The spiteful 'popular' girl. Especially her scene in the hallway, when the heroine arrives at the school.
former nuclear scientist
Look at the cover. Pretty white girl. Listen to the book. Pretty dark Cherokee girl.
Listen to the narrator. She can't hide her Australian accent. Listen to the words of the book. Oklahoma accent.
These may seem to be nit-picky, but they are extremely distracting because the dissonance between what you hear and see and what you are being told pulls you out of the story. Not that the story is anything special. Latest in the supernatural young adult genre. I wonder if there is any YA that *isn't* supernatural nowadays?
This will probably be made into a movie.
Well I am 23 years young, and I am a part time student, as well as a part time barista.
I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone. When I first started reading/listening, it was one that I didn't think I was going to like very much at all. Until about the third of fourth chapter. After reaching that point, I was completely under the spell of the house of night series. It's full of twists and turns, as well as comedy and romance. It's a perfect book to listen/read if you are looking for nothing but entertainment.
What I loved the most about this story, is the fact that this young girls entire life is changed in literally a days time, and as soon as she arrives at the house of night, she is immediately welcomed with open arms into a small amazing group of young teens much like herself. The bond between the main character and her best friend, reminds me so much of myself and my best friend. It's like P.C. Kast and her daughter called us before writing the story.
This is the only series I have listened too of hers, and I must say she is just amazing. She has a different voice for every character, and never seems like she is becoming mono-toned.
Wife, mother of 3 and lover all of all books! I've really become interested in the audio books since I have such a long commute. It's a wonderful way to pass the time!
This book is so me. I loved the mysticism about it, I loved all the characters and I loved the spells being cast, the power the main character felt...everything. It was dark, edgy and gothic. I've been told that I needed to read this series before and now I'm definitely hooked. I only gave 3 stars to the performance part because the narrator's voice, Edwina Wren, was odd. It would go from American accent, to English and then back again in a matter of a few words. So it was like she was struggling to maintain whatever accent she was choosing. Her voice was cool, but the back and forth accent was distracting.
I loved the description of the scenery, her moods, and I loved the other characters. There was great representation of all her friends in the books. Yes, some of it was just skimmed over, but I really felt as if I knew them. Like I could put myself in the main characters shoes and be there.
I highly recommend this book and more than likely the entire series. Just try to get past the weird narration...