Trying to work things out with Nash, her maybe boyfriend, is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears - and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever - and whoever - she wants.
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I am thoroughly enjoying this series that is in the same genre as Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This may not have as many levels or depth as Buffy does, but it is very well written and the main character, Kaylee, is smart, funny and engaging.
The continuing plot has really held my interest as well as the trials and tribulations of the kids in high school.
Amanda Ronconi is a very skilled narrator. Definitely a guilty pleasure and a fun listen.
I found myself disappointed in this book. The rest of the series I thoroughly enjoyed, but had a very difficult time trying to finish the book. This book was much more emotionally focused on Kaylee and Nash and caused a lot of frustration and irritation in me when trying to finish the book. I think too much effort was put into the chaos of their relationship which caused a lost of love for all the characters. However, I am glad I finished it because the following books were back on par.
I love the voices and how they vary enough and the story is wonderful.
I love Tod. He is innocent but wise and funny and complicated. Just and all around great guy.
I love them all. I think she does a great job with all of them.
No extreme reaction.
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
This book had me in high emotions the whole time! Brace yourselves for one angsty love triangle. If you’ve followed the series to this point then of course you’ll want to continue, just don’t plan on reading at bedtime. I kept getting so mad at various characters I was too worked up to fall asleep!
And of course, since I couldn’t turn the book off, I didn’t get much sleep at all until I finished it. ;) These books are such addictive guilty pleasures. I love the whole series but wow this one’s an angsty scorcher!
After this book… Tod is really growing on me. I really don’t like Sabine, and I wish for Kaylee’s sake that Nash didn’t see anything likeable about her either. (I wish that last part a lot, apparently – it’s one of the bigger things that kept me awake.) And after everything that’s happened in the series so far, I can’t for the life of me figure out why Kaylee’s and Nash’s parents ever let them out of their sight!
All that and an excellent narrator. What more can you ask?
My guilty pleasure, part teen horror, part harlequin romance. Young adult targeted novel about a couple of teenage banshees working their way through high school with more than the average angst.
All the characters Sabine really does spice things up, and is pushing Kaylee to reevaluate her priorities and how she wants to continue in her relationships.
Not a book but reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, because in each book Kaylee is dealing with a new and very difficult situation, that no teenager should deal with. I'd call it "Banshee at Hellmouth"
Amanda Ronconi is really great with the character voices, and makes the emotions believable. I hope she will continue narrating this series
When Sabine confronts Kaylee telling her to get in touch with her feelings, Kaylee is angry with Sabine, but I think she also respects her to some decree because of all the people be it her "boyfriend" Nash, or Todd or her family Sabine is the only one telling her the truth, and I think she's starting to see that. It doesn't matter that Sabine has issues, she's really not "Evil"
Even though this is for young adults, my whole family is really enjoying this series. Each Book gets better and the characters have developed in each book as well. It's great to see new characters as well. Lots of action and that's what we all like. Well worth credits.
This audiobook was great and I enjoyed it because I just did! Amanda Ronconi's narration is great, and Rachel Vincent's writing is great. :)
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