He's a jerk, She's attracted to him but fortunately it deviates from most bodice rippers. Except for falling for a studly jerk the female character is smart and strong minded. The story is interesting but sometimes a bit melodramatic. Could use a bit more character development. Still I'm glad I bought the book even If i'll probably listen to it just once. I plan to buy the next 2 in the series but I don't know if I'll follow through to the end.
No. I'm not into studly jerks for male leads.
if she'd fallen into bed with him and lost her brains and independence as a result I would not have bought the next in the series. I'm interested enough in what happens next to start book 2.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Not a great story there were just too many annoyances that didn't make this a very good. For example, everything came too easy for Merit, there was no strife or goals to achieve. It was also way to convenient for all the skills that Merit has by just becoming a vampire and then to have a roommate with equally powerful skills but not know it. Merit also whined way to much about becoming a vampire, instead of being grateful to be alive. Then she is placed in an important role but she is a novice and doesn't even know all the rules of the house or how to be a sentinel. The sophomoric structure of the vampire houses drove me nuts, too shallow for my taste. The actual vampire role is just an afterthought and not original at all, I would rate this a 2.5. I will not be continuing on with this series, I have way too many audios in my library to listen to, than to continue with a boring Twilight wannabe. Narrator was okay, but she did put an overly abundance of snark into her reading and didn't have much inflection for characters.
I loved this story and the narrator. There were a couple of chapters that were almost hard to listen while driving as they were racked with sexual chemistry. Nothing graphic. Just pure attraction. I felt that I was part of the journey becoming a newly born vampire. Not just a vampire, but a strong above average vampire that sees things in her own unique way. Loved the story. My first rating of all 5's.
The narration was one of the best I've listed to so far. Will look for more books by this narrator.
Ye gods! Eleven hours of nothing happening. Dull amateurish writing. "I'm a vampire now". "OK, how's that working out for you". (All right, not a quote, but it might as well have been).
Bad editing (author is too fond of using some words again and again). A vampire novel totally without suspense. And most of the blood in the book comes from donor bags in the fridge!
There is an embryo here for some interesting conflicts to come. But I will not waste more time with this series.
Story was good. The reader was ok. She mispronounces many common words which can get annoying at times. Not sure if she is doing the male voices or there are uncredited males. One of the male voices sounds like Jacob from breaking dawn. The ending of this story felt really rushed but since there is another book to start right away its ok this time. Book two starts pretty much when this one ends.
I enjoyed the story, kept you entertained and wanting more. Narrator made everyone sound snobby, which was sort of annoying but I got used to it, lol.
This sets the premise for all the other books. Good start, although I would have liked more conflict from the main character, who seems fairly resigned to her fate (being way more accepting than realistic to me).