From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels, a new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet....
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The part of the story I could listen to was good. I would probably listen to series with different narrator.
Kevin T. Collins
To name a few that would have made the book better
I love Cloe Neil but this book lacked the excitement and intrigue. It took a lot for me to focus and get through it.
Though relatively tame (it IS targeted toward teens), still a fun little read. And the narrator makes it fun. I've read several other books that were voiced by her (I had a hard time getting used to her choppy sentences at first but her character portrayals are fabulous). It's written in the same manner Ms Neill's CL Vampire series is - with the same sense of snarky humor, which I very much enjoy.
I am a fan of the Chicagoland Vampires series so this seemed exciting. The story is okay, but promises more for the series. But the narrator was completely inappropriate for this book. She sounded way too old and prim, while the protagonist is 16 and flirty/bohemian. Moreover she had a choppy way of reading sentences with awkward pauses. I can't see this series taking off if this narrator remains.
The narrator didnt sound rt to me. These are supposed to be young teenagers and the voice doesn't fit plus when she is reading she doesn't say the phrases correctly the way it was written. I think the other narrator for chicagoland vampires was much better!! It made me want to listen without being critical. Thx love the books
If your in your teens its a good book. But being in my 60s it was not for me.. The reader was great the story line is very good, just not my thing.
The narrator hesitates in places that make no sense.
Courtney because she is mysterious.
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I've enjoyed the story so far and the dialogue is pretty decent. I'm not far enough into the story yet to know if it follows a coherent story line. The narrator is what I like least. I can get past the nasal New England accent. What I can't ignore is the odd cadence and what sounds like an underlying amusement throughout the narration. Mary Kane has a tendency to pause in the midst of sentences in such a way as to remove any meaning from them. She also sounds like she finds the entire book humorous. It's nothing overt, but it's hard to appreciate the serious thrilling parts of the book when the narrator sounds like she's amused by the whole thing.
I'd ask that they return to Cynthia Holloway or explore Amanda Ronconi.
Possibly, but it would have to be very well done - on par with Harry Potter, NOT Twilight.
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