I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I've read alot of Vampire books and I am in love with this story. The book keeps you interested. Yes it can be predictable at times but a great listen. I've downloaded all the other books to keep going
It was a fun/fast read. However, I couldn't help myself thinking, "girl the bad guy is right IN FRONT OF you! open your eyes!" Yeah, the villain was kind of predictable..
I've read the 2nd book a while ago and was glad to have the chance to read(listen) to the first book. If you are looking for another tough heroine urban fantasy, this is good fun. I will think about getting the third book after I've read ton of other books I have to read first.
Good story however too many questions unanswered and a little too G Rated for my taste...
I got this book on sale so I think that is why it was not as disappointing as it could have been, if I used a credit. First of all I really like books about female dominant characters so was really hoping this would be a hit. It was SLOW. I thought about not finishing but had surgery and was stuck in bed so just kept plugging away. It did start to get better near the end but it took a while getting there. I am curious to see who Casper is but other than that plot line nothing really captivated me. I think there were a lot of holes in the storyline that could have been better explained. For example; you find out you are a vampire and you don’t freak out and have a million questions? You don’t try and figure out what your limitations are? Your house burns down and you don’t seem that upset. I did like the betrayal part of the book as the author did her best to keep you guessing. I think there is potential and maybe it will get better. I am just not sure if I will continue with this series or not. If you want an awesome series about dominant female vampire slayers, then read Jeaniene Frost. You will not be disappointed. For me this is a save your credit but if you can get it on sale for $4.95, like I did then give it a shot.
I like my vamps mean, sexy and combustible! Not sure if I will continue this series. Unlikely....
The book is fine- which is the problem. It is an essentially mediocre urban fantasy novel in the currently-trendy vampire/kick-ass female protagonist subgenre.
The protagonist is fine to listen to, but nothing really sets her apart as particularly compelling to follow and the plot does also suffer from the tendency for her problems to magically resolve themselves. Not quite Deus-ex-Machina level (well, except for one instance), but the type of situation - sadly prevalent in this sub-genre - in which a weaker protagonist magically vanquishes the (much stronger) opponent of the moment...because she just sort of wanted it badly.
I might continue reading/listening to see if the series to see if there is anything interesting that builds after the introductory book. There are almost ten books in the series, so that should give Stein enough room to reveal a multi-layered environment. Although, one narrative tic that makes me wonder if this will ever happen is that the protagonist evidenced almost no curiosity about being dragged from a normal life into a supernatural word that she claimed not to have known about at all.
Pearlman was adequate. She did differentiate the characters, but I have certainly listened to more gifted performers.
One particularly irritating aspect of her performance is her tendency to emphasize the word
If you like books with a strong female character, then you'll like this one. Anna is tough with a vulnerable side, and that's what I truly enjoyed about her story. The briefness of the love scenes is why I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, but the writer makes up for this by making the rest of the story so interesting.
I differ from other reviewers. I think the narrator is fine for a 30 year old women. She does a good job.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Anna's attack shocked my her ability to overcome it was unnatural but once I got past that I became a lover of the book.
You know a narrator could really make or break a book, even if the storyline is fairly good.
Although this story leaves a lot of questions unanswered, the narrator is totally boring and monotoned. I literally fell asleep listening to her dull voice with no animation at all. She is not good at characters either. This was truly a disappointment and yes too G-rated for my taste.