They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced their existence to the world---and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker...and this one decided that the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead. Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I've traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred-year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude---and servitude. Right. But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I'm surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan's attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone's still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches? My initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war---and there will be blood.
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©2009 Chloe Neill (P)2010 Tantor
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).
Loved the story line but not the narrator. The narrator used the same condescending tone throughout the entire story instead of using a variety of tones throughout the book.
Story is o.k.,alot like any other Vampire novel or movie that is out there.The Narrator kept the same tone in her voice with each character,I didn't feel that she gave them much individuality.Some times,it was even hard to follow,wondering WHO was actually supposed to be talking.There's either a lot of secrets being hidden or Ethen makes big decisions with out much thought.He didn't seem to have much faith in Merit but then goes & makes her this big time Sentinel.Who does that?So a bit unbelievable,with powers & choices made.Gradually coming into things & coming to under stand things,makes more sense.Over all,I enjoyed listening,would've liked it better just to have read the book though.
I am finishing a second book and unfortunately agree with reviewers about very shallow story and no connection (or no believable connection) among the characters, immature dialogs. English is a second language for me, so I am not usually very sensitive to a choice of words used to describe various actions or feelings. I found myself cringing more than once by the choices in these serious, as the author trying to prove extra hard that she is intelligent...
I actually enjoyed the narration and don't think anybody could make the story better with a different narration.
I kept thinking something would happen. Nothing but what I assume the author thought was witty back and forth with the characters. And NO I will not try another book of hers
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