I found this to be another uninspired vampire romance story, featuring a main character who's modest appeal is in my opinion totally ruined by her seemingly blind attraction to a couple of male characters who quite honestly treat her like trash. I would not bother with this book unless you are the most fanatical of fans of the paranormal romance genre.
I live to ride my bike.
The variety of paranormals and their relationships with humans is handled in a structured hierarchy. Watching Merit navigate the pecking order of Chicagoland residents offers excitement. You see Merit, a graduate student turned vampire struggle through her new life and powers. Intelligent thought she is, happy about being a vamp she is not. So a new vamp is given a sword and when she talks all vamps listen. As a reader, you are left wondering why everyone feels she has such potential. Read this just to get to book 2.
Very predictable. Girl goes vampire, macho hunk vampire running the show. Blah, blah, blah. So much like all the others out there. No characters that draw your interest. Borrow it from the library, not worth a credit.
People who can accept less than adequate writing and a horrible rushed plot.
The beginning of the book is horribly rushed and you don't get to truly meet the main character. Also the writing was a MAJOR let down. Bad writing can distract away from even the best of stories.
I would not have scrapped anything but in the beginning I would have added scenes of before she was turned into a vampire so you could actually get to know the character.
To be honest I couldn't get past chapter 6 I was so disappointed, I just couldn't read anymore and the writing was so juvenile sounding it was torture. It is a shame I couldn't return this because I would, what a waste of a credit!
The characters are unlikable and less than interesting. The story line is scattered at best.
The whole thing.
No. Terrible reading.
All and start over.
I could not finish this book.
I've never had to give up on an audiobook until this one. The narrarator is terrible. Seriously, couldn't follow it. It was so bad. She was very monotone.
So sad, because the book is good. The story is fun and funny.
I wasn't sure I would like this series, but I liked the narrator and decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed, and I downloaded the following two books (I listend to all 3 withing 4 days). The only bad part is the 4th book doesn't come out until May 3rd, 2011.
I love the Chicagoland vampire series. I recommend all of them. This reader is rather flat, very little excitement in her voice.
people who want a cookie cutter vampire romance and doesnt mind immature and unrealistic characters
The chick who did vampire academy
The main character. I can deal with side characters being bad, but Marot is so immature and is just poorly written. She was the reason I can't finish it.
Unfortunate. I thought the mystery could convince me to finish, but I just can't deal with the main character and the terrible romance and situations that don't make sense
Joy A. Ball
I've read this series on my own and recently downloaded the audiobook. I couldn't get past the 1st few paragraphs. The narrator has some inflection, but is so painfully robotic that I wanted to reach through and throat punch her. 😡