Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything....
©2009 Kami Garcia; (P)2009 Hachette
I found this series in the "Sale" items. I finished this book and purchased the rest of the series. A few days after I read the first book I found out that it was now going to be a movie! I am pretty excited about it. If you like the Twilight series, the you will like this series too. If you do not like teenage love stories with magical characters, then this is not for you. The events are a little predicable, but what teenage love isn't? I hope you enjoy.
Defiantly the narrator. Kevin does a good job with the characters and keeps your interested through the story.
The sound effects and the music. It's unusual to find an audiobook that incorporates sound effects without being a dramatized, abridged recording. Some of the effects are a little messy, but it added an interesting level to the experience.
It's an interesting story. Granted it is a YA book and the story is a little cliche and predictable. But I liked the twist on the idea. I've gotten so sick of love sick vampire stories that seem to prevalent right now. The love story doesn't get as sappy as most YA stories. I downloaded the book after seeing the trailer for the movie. I'm interested to see how the story conveys to the big screen.
Very well written and holds the readers interest throughout. Interesting slant on the content area.
Twilight series, Harry Potter series, Iron Druid series
I would recommend this book/series
I liked this book. The story was very interesting. I liked this book better than a lot of other ones I have bought, and could probably listen too it again.
These reviews want too much, that's why I rarely leave one.
I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Totally corny; characters not well-developed; story line ridiculous. .
All of it.
I rarely don't finish a book, but I simply couldn't endure this anymore, so I dropped about halfway through. Wasn't even interested enough to care about what would happen. Don't recommend this book to anyone really -- maybe pre-teens -- no, why would I wish this on them! Not good reading.
No I probably will not read again, but I look forward to the movie.
I like the Southern setting, the witches powers, and the mystery behind Lena's 16th birthday.
I liked the performance, southern accents and all.
Some parts made me laugh, some parts I could not stop reading.
I did not like the ending.
The sound effects mixed with the suspense o the story was great
I liked the ever evolving story plot. It kept me intrigued
His inflection in his voice, in conjunction with the different accents was great. He brought the characters to like.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I grew up in a small town in the South and really can identify with the High School drama, hometown scandal and family conflicts. Adding superb mystery, humor, and teenage romance into the mix makes it a very compelling story you can't wait to hear more of.
The performance was excellent; the accents and manners of small-town SC are great.
Thanks Audible for introducing me to another great series.
dark, light, creative
I enjoyed Kevin T. Collins' performance a lot.
I loved the detail in the story that made you feel like you were right there in the action.
I am excited to listen to the whole series !
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great either. There were quite a few dull moments and a few areas that don't make a lot of sénse. It has some potentiomal to be a decent series, but I will only listen to the next book, if I can get it from the library or free. I think if you're in your younger teens, you will probably enjoy the book more then I did.
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