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...
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I quite liked it, I was surprised.
Yes, I will try the others in the series
I did like the end it left it quite open lots of unexplained answers
read the next book :)
This is the first time I''ve purchased a book without first listening to a sample. If I had, I never would have purchased this one. The narration on this was so terrible, I had to stop the playback. The narrator has a Canadian accent (think "aboot" for about, etc) which would be perfectly fine, if the main character were not supposed to be in and from a small town in Oklahoma! If that wasn't annoying enough, anytime the narrator changes to the voice of an older character she basically whispers and speaks super slowly. I will definitely avoid any books narrated by this person in the future.
On a positive note, I was interested enough in the story line to buy the kindle edition.
I would not try another book by these authors if it were narrated by the same woman.
See comments above. The narration was the sole reason for disliking the book.
None. The narrator was terrible.
This is a good pararomance novel. The characters are interesting and the storyline is good.
Zoe was my favorite charachter, but that is how it should be as the story is about her.
No, I did not have any extreme emotions about this story.
I would change the narrator because I almost didn't finishe the book due to her voice.
Narrator did good with teenage voices, but the older characters were awful.
Kristin Stewart I think would be a good Dark Snotty Daughter.