being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
The strong female main character. While I'm not into the "gushy" love story side of it..the overall story was good, and seems to set up the series pretty well.
Well, it seems lately there are allot of strong female characters who fall in love with master vampires thanks to the "Tween" Vamp series of late...but I would say that while this series is ok too...my favorites are the Anita Blake series. There was more action in them, less gushy, oh should ...no I shouldn't...soft porn feel. This one had a bit of its soft porn feeling to it but not enough to put an "action fan" off enough to put it down...I just skipped the sections. The Anita Blake series was more story, less soft porn, and kept me interested through the whole story.
The main female character?
It is an ok read, and its not a bad book...but it didn't have as much action as I expected and if you are ok with the whole "Harlequin-esk" vampire genre then this will probably be a great book for you. For me, it was "ok"...I've read way worse...it just wasn't exciting and I personally am bored with the soft porn flavor of books with strong female characters.
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.
This has the potential to be so much more. I felt like I never left the beginning of the book. The whole book was nothing but an introduction. It did, however; make me curious about the rest of the series.
The story was lame, the narrator was OK. but the story did not live up to the title. glad I only paid $4.95 unsure if I will continue with the series.
You Bet, I love it...Having to change your life you got to give Merit credit
When Merit first challenged Ethan
Ethan kicked her butt
I will admit that I had already read this book in print, but couldn't resist adding it to my audio list to listen to it again in the car on my kindle.
Merit is my favorite character. How can you resist a college student made vampire (without her consent) made Sentinel. Challenges the big scary Master of the house when she's just two days old (vampire days that is).
she did a great job portraying Merit
The tension between Merit and Ethan.
I would Highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the girl to come out on top for a change ;D.
Hmm, I think maybe the Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison. It just seems to have that same feel, where you know the romance is there but its really about the fantasy world and the mystery du jour.
The voice acting. I love how she distinguishes between each character. Especially Catcher. His voice just cracks me up.
This was a fun ride. It wasn't predictable as vampire series tend to be nowadays. It was new, cool, and just plain fun to listen to. I love how Ethan and her aren't magically in love with each other and how he acts like how a person in his position would act. His world doesn't instantly just become about her and hers about his. She still has other family and friends and other things going on. The author takes good care to break fantasy stereotypes (eg, how two love interests have to end up in bed by the end of the book).
Yes, the story is interesting
Sure if you like Vamp stories
Mispronounced words, voice was grating, raspy, inflection was wrong throughout.
Not too bad
Wish I had actually read it. Will definitely actually read the rest of the series.
3.5 stars. It wasn't perfect, but it was definitely entertaining. I found myself having to stop and then looking forward to getting back to it so that's got to say something for it, right? And I'll definitely read the next. I want to see where this Ethan/Merit/Morgan thing is going. Hopefully the next book will be a little less talk and a lot more action, if you get my drift...
Audiobook review: This chicks voice is just this side of robotic. When it first starts, I could have sworn I was listening to the text to speech version on my Kindle and was feeling a little ripped off, but it gets (a little) better over the course of the book. Jeez lady, loosen up a bit
I have listened to some stellar books on audible. That said I would put this one above average . I didn't hop onto these books on release feeling tired of the vamp genre, but I have to say after the first book I did get each book of the series.
Stilted speech and mispronunciation, but better than her average reading
I was so glad that it wasn't some whiny teen angst book like another well known recent series...
But the main character, Merit, was so wishy washy and indecisive about what she wants that it really gets old after awhile.
That and it took FOREVER for anything of real interest to actually happen.
The ending was a lot like the rest of the book, a let down.
Well, me personally, and I want to stress that this is a PERSONAL taste, I don't much care for female narrators. They just don't seem to have the vocal range to give the various characters more definition.
The manuscript for this book should have been staked through the heart before it ever left the editors' desk.
I knew an hour into it that this was an opener for a series. All I can guess is that the author was trying to simply introduce the characters and give some background to the overall story. I'll try another since it is a series, but if the excitement level doesn't pick up dramatically I won't be going past book two