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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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.
I have been looking for a new series after Twilight and True Blood. This one did not hold my interest until I was near the end. It did draw me in enough to listen start on volume two, Frostbite. The storyline was slow and the book would probably appeal more to a female middle school age reader. The naration was good, especially the voice of Rose and Dimitri. They should have used the same narrator for Frostbite. The voice of Dimitri in the second volume is a real letdown.
I can say that this book surprised me in its depth, I was expecting a shallow teenage storyline. While there are definately parts of it that make you aware of the intended audience throughout, it was not so distracting as to take away from the underlying story and depth of character expansion. We can all relate to the main characters, and it is fun and exciting to see what they go through during this book. And it is a new and clever take on vampires and their backgrounds, giving them quite a history and heirarchy within a tight race of people.
i love this series sooo much that i'm buying the audio versions to listen to when i dont have time to actually read them. the only think i didnt like about the narrator was some of the voices she put for the characters. but that can be over looked.
I really enjoyed the book but the narration is awful. She makes some the character sound weak and moronic, almost to the point where it becomes distracting (i.e. Lissa and Mia). I see they chose a different narrator for the rest of the books. I hope it gets better.
The audio book author was HORRIBLE! Oh wow, her russian accent for the hot teacher... It was embarrassingly bad. It made everything sound like a joke. I don't think I would have even liked this book without this ridiculous author, but still it was so bad guys, so bad.
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