My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So I’ve been trying to read books that my female students seem to be in love with and I picked this one up. After reading Twilight I was wary of this one, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Unlike Twilight, which was ridiculously corny and mushy (sorry, I’m just not that girl), this was refreshing. I feel in the future this book will probably be challenged because of it’s view on vampires and their ex-role in Paradise, but it’s an interesting twist on the story.
I’m not going to try and explain the complicated vampire history, but I’ll point out a couple things I enjoyed. I really liked how the author tied the vampire’s history back to the beginning of the New World (Roanoke) and before. History’s just cook, okay? Obviously, as with most teen novels, there are always sections I just kind of skim over – those would include all descriptions of designers, makeup, etc. I’m not interested, so I try not to let those interfere with my opinion on the story. So, that point aside (and the fact that some characters are incredibly shallow and will most likely end up as the “bad” guy), the plot was interesting, kept me reading, and I’ll be finishing the series.
🙂 But then, I finish every series. I even suffered through Twilight.