Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful, lest the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - make Lissa one of them forever.
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©2005 Richelle Mead; (P)2008 Penguin
I'm a wife, mother, and writer of fiction and non fiction. I scrapbook and create with mixed media for fun.
This book was fantastic. I worry when I start a book series, for fear that it will be a disappointment. I was 1/4 of the way through when I realized that it was much much too short. I wanted it to go on. Then, I immediately bought the next book in the series, so that I wouldn't have to go on without the story. Great job! Loved it all. Intoxicating from start to finish. I found myself rooting for the characters, caught up in their lives, and wanting it to never end. It says it's for the younger adult market, but as a wife and mother, I find the market perfect for me. If you like Twilight, you'll love this series. I promise!
Love Rose and Dimitri. Actually... I love them all. But these two have a connection that you dream above, and that cements the story together.
I enjoyed it. I think she has a pleasant voice. I'd not think twice before getting another book read by her.
SEVERAL moments. It captures your attention from start to finish.
I have all of Richelle Mead's books. I have enjoyed everything she has written. This series, and the Suckubus series are my favorites. Mead is a great writer, I don't think you will be disappointed.
I am a mother of two precious, busy boys. I work as a nurse and a massage therapist. I use audiobooks to relax, and get a reality break
This series is wonderful! I listened to this book over and over. It is, by far, my favorite series.
I liked the narration where Rose, Lissa and Dimitri were concerned. I liked the fact that she gave Dimitri the accent that the book described he would have. My only complaint with this narrator is that she made some of the side characters sound annoying....very strange voices, like fingernails on the chalkboard.
I love this series. I wish that they would have had Emily Shaffer, who reads books 4-6, read the entire series. Books 2 and 3 were a disappointment due to the fact that Dimitri's Russian accent was lost. I dislike when narrators change mid-series. You get accustomed to the characters.....then they completely change. You feel a loss of familiarity, and have to become re-invested in the story.
I am easily amused!
I was really disappointed in this book. I enjoy a lot of young adult books but this one read more at middle school level rather than high school. I found the narrator very annoying and the whole explanation of Mead's vampire class system unusual and lacking. It was unnecessarily complicated and really didn't add much to the story.
I listened to this book on audio and the narrator was one of the worst I have heard so that may have made the story seem worse than it really was had I read it myself, but I doubt it.
I really enjoyed reading this book and loved the story line and the different take on Vampires! This book is more for the teen but I did enjoy it also!
My biggest complaint is that the series has 3 different narrators and while they each did a good job, I like the same one throughout a series if possible!
I really like Rose who is the heroine throughout the story and her friends all have fun and enjoyable different personalities!
As a fan of vampire books I have a broad selecton and I will catalog this one under very winy teen against.
The reader does really well, except for Dimitri's voice. Its monotone and boring; she does a Russian accent, but it's almost too thick for what I would think a slight accent would be. No matter how the writer describes his tone it's always the same. It almost made me stop listening. He's one of my favorite characters so I was a little disappointed in his portrayal.
this was in the top 10 of my favorite series.
I stayed with this series thru all the books, usually I read others at the same time.
you just have to love the way she showed the strengths and weaknesses of alll the characters.
some of the voices of the characters were tooo winey for my taste.
I love this narrator! She gives everyone a unique voice and her pacing is excellent. As always, Richelle Mead writes an excellent story and Stephanie Wolf really brings it to life.
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