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
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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.
Rose is a strong character, and the narrator made her out to be a whiny and unconfident. All of which is definitely NOT Rose. I had to stop listening and couldn't finish the book. This really upset me as I love this series and couldn't wait to listen to them. But, I couldn't let the narrator ruin Rose.
ok when my girlfriend said to download and listen to a book that she had read i thought it was gonna suck...but in fact i enjoyed the book :) very well written and read...stephanie wolf did a great job... a new take on vampires being alive and another kind being dead was a nice way to make a vampire story stand out 5 STARS!!!
This book is about a girl in an academy for vampires and their guards. It is the kind of book teenagers like but as an adult it just wasn't something I would read normally. There is only one scene with sex in it and I'm not sure I would like a 12 to 14 year old reading it.
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