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  • Vampire Academy

  • Vampire Academy, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,769

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it! Vampire fan or not.

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 05-14-09

Trust us!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

See? Everyone who read this book had loved it. Why not give it a try? Honestley, in my opinion, this book is so much better than the twilight saga. I read lots of books like this, and I can asure you it's one of the best!!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Marked

  • House of Night Series, Book 1
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampire and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change - and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampire Goddess Nyx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning, *Young adult*

  • By Tizroc on 12-04-08

Worst vampire book ever!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

At first I thought the story was just going slow, than I began to realize that was not the case. Marked was not only predictable, but also pointless (if you know what I meant by that). If you're a twilight fan, I suggest vampire academy or the mortal instruments series is much worth your time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,678

When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Stars because it actually gets worse....

  • By Theodore on 01-31-14

The sort of story that would caught me off guard.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-09

Love this story so much!! It's one of the " unpredictable kind".I know you may be thinking that Edward Cullen is one of the sexist thing that ever walked on earth, but wait until you meet Jace Wayland. Unlike Twilight, this story is not all about romance, which was a relief to me. I really like the characters: Clary, Jace, Magnus..........Jace in particular(though not in a romantic kind of way). Anyway, you have to BELIEVE me, it's an awsome story

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Great and Terrible Beauty

  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 398

It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Details, please!

  • By Beverly on 02-04-06

Certainly Great Reading!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-09

I know some people would not enjoy this book because it's mostly not what they 've been expecting. At first, I was sort of dissapointed, even feel bored, but then things started to get real exciting in the end. To read this book, you have to have patience and maturity, and you'll find it valuable. Really great book, great narration too.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Kiss

  • Vampire Academy, Book 3
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret . . . .She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series Keeps Getting Better

  • By Mitch on 01-19-13

Love it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-09

Shadow kiss is definetley the best of all series. But to read this, I suggest you have to be alleast 14 or up. I love this whole series and unlike Twilight, Richelle Mead made the story unpredictable so.....yeah. If you enjoy romance or vampire books, this would be the best choice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,691

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

My favorite book in the whole world!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-09

The hunger games is perfect in every way. I love the fact that the author uses a girl to be the main character. Katniss Everdeen has everything it takes to be a heroine, she's brave, smart, intelligent, courageous...... But she also has her weakness. How could she kill a boy that told her he loved her and gave her bread when she was poor, hungry and desperate? She has to, cause there is only one person that can survive the hunger games. Or would she rather sacrifice her life for Peeta?

There was of course, some romance in the book, but not the kind you would find it unreal or discusting. In the country of complete dictatorship, what would happen if Katniss did save Peeta? Would they live happily ever after just like in fairy tales? Or would they just risk there life into more danger than ever?

The story really did give me some deep thoughts. You would realize that there are so much tough and difficult choices you need to make in life. The only way to survive is to fight, be cruel and cold-blooded, or is it? I think this story is better for teenagers like us cause this is the time when we're struggling the find the ture meaning of life.

I love this book very much. I really hope you can enjoy this book as well as I did.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful