Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a half human half vampire that is train to protect the full blooded vamps, the Moroi. Lissa is the only remaining member oRose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a half human half vampire that is train to protect the full blooded vamps, the Moroi. Lissa is the only remaining member of her royal family line, which makes her a princess, and even more vulnerable, who is also Rose's best friend. Rose has swore to protect Lissa at all costs, which is the reason why they have been on the run from their boarding school for the past two years. But luck isn't on their side anymore, and they are being forced to go back to the one place Rose is certain Lissa isn't safe.
One of the things I love about this book is Ms. Mead just jumps into the story with little world building. It's just explained as it goes. It's the same with why Rose and Lissa had left the school and what was exactly going on. Yes it's almost frustrating you want to know what had happened. But I love guessing as the story goes. Now if you haven't read the series yet, I know what you are thinking, not another Twilight. I remember after reading Twilight, and way before even hearing about this, seeing the books in the bookstore (this is also before I really got into the paranormal genre) rolling my eyes and thinking it's a copy off of Twilight. You couldn't be more wrong. The vampires is a whole new category, and honestly I forget that they are vampires half the time.
Rose and Lissa's friendship is one of the best I've read. It takes real love and loyalty to put someone else needs above your own. To give up everything to protect them. It's just not one sided either. We get to see how Lissa will do anything to protect Rose's reputation. They each look out for each other and do what they believe is best for the other. They are truly sisters at heart, each other family.
What is an YA book without a lead guy that is drool worthy? This book is no exception. Dimitri, who is described as a god. One of the kickass Guardians around. He just so happens have to mentor Rose considering she is way behind in her training. We see a sort of a friendship develop between the two of them. It's not long before Rose realizes that she's crushing on her mentor, not to mention he's seven years older than her.
But through all the high school and romance drama, there's a danger lurking around. The same danger that caused them to go on the run, but this time there's no running away this time.
This book has it all; friendship, humor, love, danger, forbidden. Although the core of the book is Rose and Lissa's friendship, the connection between Rose and Dimitri can not be ignored. You will laugh, cry, and even scream. Not to mention such an addicting book. Even after re reading so many times and knowing what will happen I still can't put this book down. If you haven't checked out this series then do it ASAP. ...more
No matter how many times I read this series, it never disappoints me. It takes a very original and refreshing twist on vampires, mixing angels and va No matter how many times I read this series, it never disappoints me. It takes a very original and refreshing twist on vampires, mixing angels and vampires together. The vampires or Blue Bloods are essentially the fallen angels cast out of heaven. And then there’s the whole twist on the Lost Colony of Roanoke and Croatan. I’ve always been interested in it, and really do love the twist Cruz puts on it.
And of course with being YA it has to follow some predictable plot points; Sky and Oliver being outcasts and of course Sky being involved with the popular guy Jack Force. I did love how you can tell Sky and Jack are infatuated with each other, but don’t actually fall in love in this book. Sometimes I really hate how it seems like the next minute the person is in love. Even though I do love Sky and Jack, I think it’s kind of weird that he used to pursue Sky’s mom. I couldn’t stand Mimi. Wait scratch that. It’s more of a love to hate her kind of thing. Very spoiled and selfish. At first glance it would seem like Bliss would be exactly like her, but pull away from Mimi’s clutches and befriends Oliver and Sky.
Just when you think you figured everything out there’s another small twist. The book keeps you on your toes and very hard to put down. Instead of Sky being close to solving the mystery behind the Silver Bloods, the story is just only beginning. ...more
A year after Nora's father was murder, she finally feel like her life is back to normal. That is till the day in Biology when her teacher decided to sA year after Nora's father was murder, she finally feel like her life is back to normal. That is till the day in Biology when her teacher decided to switch up the seating chart. Her new partner? The mysterious Patch. Since that day her life hasn't been the same. He knows things about her that he shouldn't have any way of knowing. And then of course freaky things starts to happen and she feels like someone is stalking and after her. Is it a coincidence that Patch seems to be everywhere she turns? She doesn't trust him. Not to mention he makes her feel uncomfortable but she can't stop the feelings about him. When Vee pushes Nora to the new transfer guy Elliot, she thinks he could be the solution. That is until Nora unintentionally uncovers some unsettling facts about his life from his previous school. Not sure where she can turn can Nora trust anyone?
The first time I read the book I immediately fell in love with it. With the final book coming out I decided the series is worth a re read. Not sure what it is, don't get me wrong I still love the book but I had some different opinions about it the second time around. There were plenty of times when I just wanted to slap Nora, whom makes some of the dumbest decisions. But she is a 16 year old girl, so I suppose she can be forgiven. And then there's Patch. I usually don't go for the bad boy who's an ass. Not to mention he doesn't start off as the good guy. But I completely fell in love with Patch.
Thrown into the world of fallen angels, Nora accepts it amazingly well. But another problem I had with the plot is that essentially Nora had three different people out to kill her. A little bit too much. Nora realizes that she can't stay away from Patch.
None the less I still think the book is amazing and so is the series....more
Honestly I pretty much hated this book, really this trilogy. It should of been a hint not to read them when I had to force myself to read Nightfall whHonestly I pretty much hated this book, really this trilogy. It should of been a hint not to read them when I had to force myself to read Nightfall when it came out. The characters were OOC pretty much. She should of just left the series alone ending with Dark Reunion. IMO it doesn't make sense to continue a series after what 15+ years.
I had expected Damon to be human much longer than he actually was. This whole trilogy was just too weird. This was suppose to be the end of this trilogy but the ending well it seemed like there should be another book. ...more
The second installment of Fitzpatrick series starts off with a flashback to the night that Nora's dad died. We see that it wasn't just a random mugginThe second installment of Fitzpatrick series starts off with a flashback to the night that Nora's dad died. We see that it wasn't just a random mugging and murder. But somehow it was mixed in with the Nephilim. Then it turns to present day. It's summer and Nora couldn't be happier with Patch. The story picks up on the night before summer school starts. In a sweet moment in his jeep, Patch gives Nora his archangel necklace and in return Nora gives him the ring that her dad gave her a week before he was murder. At first Patch refused to take it but Nora refuses to take no as an answer. Nora then tells him those three little words that usually scare guys, I love you. When Patch doesn't say it back Nora feels humiliated. But even more so when Patch claims to hear something in the woods and heads off to investigate. The next morning starts off to a bad start. Nora's mom had sold her car for bill money not long before the book starts. Nora wakes up late and almost is late for her first day. To top it off Marcie is her lab partner and tells her that she say Patch in her drive way last night.
Confronting Patch wasn't easy, but he didn't denied it, which ultimately leads to their breakup. And what is any YA series without another guy involved? Enter Scott. You can tell he is trouble from the first moment. But it doesn't take Nora long to realize that Scott is a Nephilim and that he is hiding something. And Nora being foolish stupid decides to find out what it is. Which means spending time with Scott. And it doesn't help that everytime she turns around she sees Marcie with Patch. Even though Patch does what he can to keep Nora safe. Not to mention right before the break up Patch set Vee up with Rixon.
It doesn't take Nora long to realize that it seems like someone is after her again. Only this time she can't count on Patch to always be there for her.
I hated the break up between Nora and Patch, but I understand it had to happen. And even though Nora was acting like a typical 16 year old girl, I hate to think that they could of made things better if Nora came to her senses from the beginning. The twist at the end of the book was surprising. And I hated who it was. I really did love the character. Not to mention the twists about Nora's heritage, which I pretty much saw that coming.
And then of course the ending was a cliffhanger! If you loved the first book you would definitely love this one. ...more