Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.
On Arianna's 16th birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.
There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side--her mother's family or her father's--and for once in her life, decide her own fate.
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The storyline & the narration
The end with the drama at her grandfather's home
When she became a Baku
Not really maybe two
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This is a really interesting series. I liked the main character Ari straight off. She is not an overly angsty teen, yeah! Although, she takes things much calmer than I might in the same situation!
She is thrown into a strange new world pretty quickly. One of the things that annoys me in this book is that she gets to learn about what she is but the reader does not. You hear about her studies but there is very little detail given back about what she learned. It is something that really bothered me, I wanted to understand all the nuances of her new world and felt cheated when I was left out of the details.
The narrative is mostly from Ari's POV, but there are a few times when others chine in. Those moments were a bit confusing because they were only a sentence here and there in the middle of the existing narration. I would say either stick top one POV or make it mixed with whole sections of the other character's thoughts. Otherwise it is jarring and too jumpy.
The world is really rich and interesting. A lot comes at you in a short time and there are many supporting characters to keep track of. I love her friends and her keepers. It will be interesting to see the whole story evolve. I am still eager to hear what the entire legend is about her!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Caprisha Page, who is terrific. I love the energy she puts into the read and her swift pace. Her voices are consistent and help to relieve some of the confusion when another character takes on the narrative. She has a sweet and sassy quality to her read that fits the character perfectly. I hope she stays with the whole series!
Overall, this book was intriguing. There is still so much to learn about the characters and the legend. It definitely ends with many loose threads. This trilogy is most likely best read in order and without any waiting.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts. opinions and ratings are my own.
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
The Legend Of Blue Eyes ranks Really high at the top of my list for a few reasons! The story is Excellent I started this last night & couldnt stop! The unique take on the Vampires is so different BUT IN A GREAT WAY DIFFERENT! I also loved at the end this audiobook gave you a preview of the next book in the series as well as a way to connect with the author!
This question is hard because of course I love Arianna Grace but I have to admit that I also love Devon(SORRY IF THE NAME ARE NOT SPELLED RIGHT) Devon Loves & Protects her with every fiber of his being! Even when it's hard on him he is able to put his feelings aside to make sure she is ok!!
I don't think I can pick a favorite & here's why... Caprisha is able to do excellent voices for both Female & Male! However she can also do southern accents & a few other ones & still sound great! I've listened to other books where people have tried & were unsuccessful!! GREAT JOB CAPRISHA PAGE!!
Listening to Arianna when she had all of this stuff dropped on her when she turned 16! It was nice to actually see a character not just take it in stride! She was homesick & upset & that for me makes it REAL! There are quite a few other times however this one stuck out with me!
If you haven't read our listened to this book then YOUR MISSING OUT NOT ONLY ON A GREAT STORY BUT ALSO A TRULY AMAZING AUTHOR & A VERY TALENTED NARRATOR!! It's DEFINITELY worth spending the Money/Credit! I'm so Happy to have Found a New Favorite Author!! THANK YOU to audible for recommending this book to me!!
Immature young adults.
It was simplistic. It had no character development and Arianna Grace was plain and boring. I know she was supposed to be in a strange environment but she was slow and stupid. Ten obvious clues or events all but slap her in the face before she can draw a simple conclusion or until another character comes out and tells her the information and then she still doesn't believe it. She is captured and the men discuss how to kill her but then she questions why she needs security! How dumb can she be? I quit the book because it was so stupid. I almost never stop reading or listening to a book. Don't get this book.
Put more feeling and emotion into the character.
I only listened to about one third of the book before I quit but the scene where she was captured and held in the cellar should have been cut or rewritten. It was atrocious.
Give Arianna some smarts. Being a fish out of water shouldn't make you stupid.
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