Absolutely everything. The plot was non-existent, repetitive and boring. The narration was terrible and in places racist. The characters were horrid. The product placement irritating. The writing juvenile and obnoxious, the dialogue unrealistic.
Wow. I have to choose one? Okay - the most disappointing thing about the story is that there wasn't one.
The narrator could have decided not to use the most racist "voice" ever for the African American character. That would have gone a long way toward making this one merely awful instead of just offensive.
Anger. Lots of Anger. I wasn't disappointed, I knew it wouldn't be good, I had been thinking about giving up on the series for a couple of the last installments - this one sealed the deal. UGH! It was TERRIBLE.
Nope. Avoid it. Don't waste a credit or your cash. Try a Morganville Vampires novel if you want good, silly, vampire fun.
Caitlin is no Edwina Wren, but this is MUCH better than jenna or cassandra (books 4-6). Still think there needs to be more difference in the character voices, but at least her voice and inflection is tolerable. She definitely gets bonus points for the correct pronunciations, for example sons of erubis and refeim.
Story itself was good. Was def a lead into the next book. Can't wait to start it.
I read for my self and listed to all of these books before. The first time listening to this book and the next one it was very hard because Caitlin Davies is terrible. She drags the words out very much that it added over an hour to the time length of this book. I would like to think that if they were going to change narrators in a book series they should at least have to have listed to the other books in the series. The accents Caitlin uses are nothing like the previous books and just the way she pronounces names, etc is just plain terrible! Keep the same narrators for a series or at minimum some one that sounds like the previous narrators and at minimum the words are pronounced the same. Bottom line, good book in the series if you can get past the narrator.
i love the books..i have followed the whole series all the way..but they are gettin very detailed in places thats not needed..for me i would like for it to get to the piont without being drug out..the writters are great an so is the narrator..i hope the next book is as good as the last an not so drawn out..
As always, P.C and Kristen, have brought us a terrific book!! I have loved all the books in the House Of Night (HON)series. The books, to me, give a little of everything. I've laughed out loud and had people look at me strange in the doctors office while I listen waiting on my appointment. I gotten angry, cried my heart out and even fallen in love. Her characters are so real to me I expect them to just come to life and jump off the page. From the emotions and raging hormones, the cliques and banter and I've asked myself more than once "was I like that in high school"? (YEAH). Each book starts where the previous book ends and it is a seamless flow to the story. With Ms. Casts 12 book contract, I wonder where this is going next!! Thanks P.C. and Kristen for the great books and thanks to Audible for bringing them to us.
I have been a fan since first hearing about it over a year ago and this is the best one yet i usually only thing that of the first in a series but not in this case. The narrator is far better than the last couple of books. To anyone into the series this one would be well worth it even at twice the price.
The whole series is really good - this story pulls you in but the narrators accents - ESPECIALLY APHRODITE almost made me cringe - the narrator is completely overacting a cliche for her and it almost ruins the book.
While I did enjoy the continuing story in the House of Night series, it was difficult to get past the narrator's stuffy nose and obvious nasal discomfort. The entire first part of the story is affected by this problem. Then, the narrator either took some cold medicine or she started feeling better, because in the second part of the story, her voice seems to even out. I would recommend this book to fans of the House of Night series.