Rebekkah is a Graveminder, a person who minds the dead. Gives them words, food and drink and makes sure they do not rise af...moreFavourite Character: Daisha
Rebekkah is a Graveminder, a person who minds the dead. Gives them words, food and drink and makes sure they do not rise after death and well, start eating people. Rebekkah has ran from the pull of Claysville for many years and she's also been running from love, from Byron because she doesn't think she's deserves him. Fortunity and unfortunity something happens that brings Rebekkah back to Claysville. Where her world is soon turned upside down.
I find Marr to be an excellent author and I hope that she writes more and more novels, as I can't wait to read them. I've read her Wicked Lovely series for young adults, so when I saw this novel by her in the library, I had to sign it out, despite that fact that I was already reading 4 books.
The characters, all of them are well-developed, so much so, I'm having trouble picking a favourite character because I loved them all so much. Each person had a part to play in the story and I found that once I started truly reading this book, I could not and didn't want to put it down. I read most of it in one day.
A truly awesome book, that makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you think, I would definitely buy this book.(less)
This was an interesting read. I'm glad I gave it a read before starting the next actual novel. I've bought the next ebook in...moreFavourite Character: Irial
This was an interesting read. I'm glad I gave it a read before starting the next actual novel. I've bought the next ebook in the series before the actual book as well, but I haven't decided if I want to read it now or just read the next novel.(less)
I read the majority of this book yesterday and finished it around 2am. I very much enjoyed the book and I would recomm...moreFavourite Character: Niall-Irial
I read the majority of this book yesterday and finished it around 2am. I very much enjoyed the book and I would recommend to my friends and family... I actually have my mother reading the series as well.
How to pronounce: Far Dorcha = Far Door-cha Ankou = On-Coo(less)
Favourite Character: (Shocker) Ray, no idea why considering he's a child molesting pedophile and I don't relate to the f*cker at all.
At any rate, this...moreFavourite Character: (Shocker) Ray, no idea why considering he's a child molesting pedophile and I don't relate to the f*cker at all.
At any rate, this book was and wasn't what I expected. I knew it was about a kid being abducted by a child molester when I started reading it... I'm not sure why it interested me or on the other hand I know exactly why (because of my past). At the very least it made me feel better about my situation, however, it depressed me to think that things like this has happened to kids in the past and is happening now and there's not really much anyone can do about it. As depressing as it is to accept there are sick people like Ray in the world. Period.
**spoiler alert** Huntress: 3 stars Favourite Character: Jez
Jez Redfern thought she was a full vampire, but soon finds out she is in fact half-human....more**spoiler alert** Huntress: 3 stars Favourite Character: Jez
Jez Redfern thought she was a full vampire, but soon finds out she is in fact half-human. She runs away from her gang and Uncle Bracken to live with her human relatives. She only goes back when Circle Daybreak asks her to go on a dangerous mission: to fight her worst enemy, best friend, and soulmate, Morgead Blackthorn for the Wild Power. It turns out that the person thought to be the Wild Power is a fake. When she meets her friend Hugh, an Old Soul, Jez's annoying cousin Claire follows her and overhears everything. They are soon after attacked by two werewolves and a vampire. When she and Claire fall off on the train tracks, Jez sees blue fire, power of a Wild Power, and thinks Claire is the one. When she, Claire, Hugh, and Morgead are captured by Lily Redfern, who is in search of the Wild Power, Jez figures out the meaning of the prophecy. She is one of the Wild Powers and her blood must be spilled to release the blue fire. Morgead convinces her not to let go and give up when she is staked by Lily and does not die. Jez and Morgead then join Circle Daybreak.
Black Dawn: 3 stars Favourite Character: Delos
Maggie stumbles upon an old Night World kingdom when trying to rescue her brother from a witch, where she meets a vampire prince. Delos Redfern, who is not only the ruler of the Night World, but is one of the four wild powers, with the power of blue fire. Though he is distant, he continuously saves her, while stating he won't help her again. The two soon learn that they are soulmates, though Delos refuses it, and tells her to leave. Maggie does not, and remains in the Night World to find her brother. Delos' great-grandfather, Hunter Redfern arrives to take over the kingdom with Delos' help. After arriving at the castle, against Delos' orders, Maggie sees him, and convinces him to take her side. He does, realizing that Hunter is an enemy, though it takes a while for him to care for anyone else. Delos soon discovers that changing sides is useless, as his powers are bound by a spell, and he cannot fight against any of them. Maggie finds out that her brother was turned into a shapeshifting falcon by his girlfriend, Sylvia, a witch. Sylvia is killed by Hunter Redfern after she releases the spell binding Delos's powers. Hunter Redfern is presumably killed by Delos' using the blue fire. Maggie is happy because she found her brother and her soulmate. However, no one can rest yet because the witches have seceded from the Night World Council, leading war against vampires and witches. Two Wild Powers have been found, who are now on the side of Circle Daybreak. Only two more remain.
Witchlight: 3 stars Favourite Character: Raksha
Raksha Keller and her team race to a mall to save the new Wild Power, Iliana Harman. The new Wild Power is destined to marry Galen Drache a shapeshifter of the first house, so the shapeshifters will side with the witches and not the vampires. But when Keller realizes the wild power's betrothed, Galen Drache, is in fact her soulmate, their love could destroy the world. Also, the Night World shapeshifters have been attacking humans very often, and ends up killing the crone of the witches, Grandma Harman. The Night World has an awaken dragon that can turn into anything that it touches. Iliana's deaf friend, Jaime, is hosting a party and it is the same night of the ceremony that bonds the witches and shapeshifters. Iliana tried to use her powers to save Jaime because a car was going to hit her but she couldn't so she has to pretend that she is the Wild Power and Witch Child at the ceremony. She says that she will only help if she can go to the party. The people who are helping her agree and go with to protect her from the dragon. Before they went, they put up guards all around the house and made sure that the dragon didn't go in because they still believe that Iliana is the Wild Power. The night before the party, Keller and Galen stay up looking through scrolls, trying to find information about the dragon because only the shapeshifters can read the writing. They find out that dragons have horns and if you cut them all off, they can no longer shapeshift. At the party, Jaime's brother, Brett, tells Keller that Iliana's little brother ran away, and she is on the phone. Keller goes into Jaime's room and picks up the phone and asks Brett to leave the room. When he did, she found out that there was no one on the other line. She tried to leave the room but the door was locked. She shapeshifted into a panther and jumped out the window and reentered the party through a window and went to find Iliana. She was nowhere to be found so she asked Brett where she was and he told her that they were in the basement. She runs through an underground tunnel and finds her friends and Iliana badly hurt. She attacks the dragon, Jaime, several times and gets three out of the five horns off. Galen gets up and turns into a leopard and gets off another one. Keller saw her witch friend whisper something to Iliana and Iliana stood up. She chanted a spell and made blue fire appear and destroy the dragon while healing everyone else. Instead of Iliana, Keller gets promised to Galen because the witches and shapeshifters can be on the same side if they do a blood cross between Iliana and Keller.(less)
**spoiler alert** Dark Angel: 3 stars Favourite Character: Angel
After a near-death experience in a forest, Gillian Lennox is brought back to life by a...more**spoiler alert** Dark Angel: 3 stars Favourite Character: Angel
After a near-death experience in a forest, Gillian Lennox is brought back to life by a being who calls himself "Angel". He comes back with her and helps her change her life, whispering advice and making her the most popular girl at school and uniting her with her long-time crush. Everything is perfect until Angel starts making strange requests and people start getting hurt, and Gillian learns about her heritage. She is a descendant of one of the lost Harman babies. She learns that Angel is a spirit with unfinished business. She learns that Angel's real name is Gary Fargeon, her cousin who is a descendant of another lost Harman baby. His unfinished business is that he accidentally killed a girl when she disturbed a spell he was casting. She helps him cross over, leaving Gillian with her long-time crush and soulmate David Blackburn.
The Chosen: 3 stars Favourite Character: Rashel
After witnessing the murder of her mother and friend by a ruthless vampire, Rashel Jordan becomes a vampire hunter known as The Cat, dedicating her life to killing all vampires one by one until she finds the one that killed her mother. One night she meets her soulmate, John Quinn, a cold-hearted and dangerous vampire. She finds herself abandoned by other vampire hunters, but feels the need to save teenage girls who're being kidnapped by vampires, including Quinn, for a blood feast. She infiltrates a vampire enclave and rescues the girls and plans to kill any vampires she can. Quinn suddenly helps Rashel after a futile attempt at turning her into a vampire. They discover that Hunter Redfern is behind the blood feast, and Rashel remembers him as the ruthless vampire that killed her mother but she finds out that Timmy was turned into a vampire at the age of four and raised by Hunter. Rashel's friend Nyala, a vengeful, unbalanced vampire hunter, sets the house on fire and Quinn saves Rashel, Timmy and Nyala. They get away from the island. Rashel's anger and bitterness for all vampires dissolves, and she and Quinn decide to join Circle Daybreak.
Soulmate: 4 stars Favourite Character: Thierry
Hannah Snow has been having nightmares and keeps finding notes written in her own handwriting, warning her that she is in danger and will die before her seventeenth birthday. Worried about her sanity, she begins hypnosis with a psychologist, Paul Winfield, going back through time and reliving her past lives, connecting to each of them and discovering that her soulmate is Thierry Descoudres, a vampire and a Lord of the Night World. And now Thierry and his enemy Maya have found Hannah, and Hannah's life is at stake. Hannah first thought that Thierry was the one that killed her but it was Maya in an illusion, disguising herself as Thierry. Hannah goes to his house and meets the other members of Circle Daybreak, a group of humans, vampires, wolves, witches and shapeshifters, all hoping for peace between Night World and the human race. But she is captured by Maya, and she attempts to turn Hannah into a vampire so when she kills Hannah, her cycle of reincarnating would be over because she has no soul. But instead she kills Maya. Hannah decides to be human and live her life until death while Thierry waits for her return again.(less)
I thought this was a little juvenile, as opposed to young adult. It took me forever to get through thi...moreSecret Vampire: 2 stars Favourite Character: Ash
I thought this was a little juvenile, as opposed to young adult. It took me forever to get through this first book. While the meaning was clear, James and Poppy are soulmates blah, blah, blah... Nothing too exciting happens until Ash comes into the picture and of course, I like him because he's an asshole. x_x;
Daughters of Darkness: 3 stars Favourite Character: Ash
This one was a little more interesting than the first book as the 3 sisters take off from their home and go to live with her Aunt only to find out she's dead, which sucks for them, but they stay anyway and seem to fit in with the small town despite the fact that their vampires. And soon Ash shows up, thank goodness. 'Cause he's still my favourite character.
Spellbinder: 3 stars Favourite Character: Blaise
Interesting, definately better than the first book, but on par with the second book. Blaise was the only interesting character for awhile, despite the fact that I usually hate characters like her. The soul mate stuff, is getting kind of old, yet is the basis for the whole series. In that a person from Night World is not allowed to love a human, blah, blah, blah... The author needs to add more interesting stuff to these books.(less)
**spoiler alert** The Fury: 3 stars Favourite Character: Damon
This book begins with the newly "turned" Elena watching Damon and Stefan engaged in a fi...more**spoiler alert** The Fury: 3 stars Favourite Character: Damon
This book begins with the newly "turned" Elena watching Damon and Stefan engaged in a fight to the death. A flicker of memory causes her to realize the one she loves is hurt and needs her help. The reader is led to believe she is referring to Stefan, but Elena attacks him and declares her love for Damon. Damon hides her in Alaric Saltzman's attic and once she has rested, her disorientation begins to lift. Elena is deeply bothered about the way she attacked Stefan. She hears Alaric speaking about vampires and a memorial service. Elena goes to the service and is found by Stefan and Damon, who agree that they should work together. Stefan is relieved when Elena remembers their love, and Damon is enraged. The three are soon distracted by the strange behavior of the town's pet dogs, which are attacking their owners. More strange events lead the three vampires to conclude that the Power that forced Elena off of the bridge is stalking the town. It transpires that Katherine, the vampire who turned Damon and Stefan, faked her own death 500 years before in a vain attempt to bring the brothers closer. Her plan failed, and the brothers killed each other and rose as vampires. Katherine was infuriated by the brothers' continuing feud, so she fled to Klaus, who had turned her into a vampire on her death bed. Under his teaching, Katherine became powerful and unstable. She ties Damon, Stefan and Elena in a crypt, where she plans to torture and dispose of them. After freeing herself, Elena forces Katherine into a shaft of sunlight and tears off her protective lapis lazuli necklace. Elena is badly burned and dies in Stefan's arms after she makes him promise to take care of Damon.
Dark Reunion: 3 stars Favourite Character: Damon
As a psychic, Bonnie has dreams of Elena in the Other world. But the dreams turn frightening, which causes the death of one of their friends. A source of power has infiltrated Fell's Church, putting its inhabitants in danger. Meredith, Matt, and Bonnie use a summoning spell to call for Stefan and Damon. Bonnie takes the leading role as she writes in the diary. She also finds a possible romance with Matt Honeycutt. After performing research, Stefan realizes Tyler Smallwood is a werewolf. They lure Tyler into the graveyard, and Tyler reveals startling information. They find out that Klaus, the vampire who turned Katherine, is the killer. The four find out from Meredith's mad grandfather that the only thing that can weaken Klaus is White Ash wood. Klaus makes a deal with Stefan to come with him. Although Stefan warns Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt not to follow, they do. They see Stefan with a branch of White Ash wood, and Bonnie realizes it's a trap. There is a fight at the old Francher place deep in the Old Wood. They are losing the fight, and Stefan is on the brink of death. Damon appears and stakes Klaus. However, Klaus isn't hurt badly, and he attacks Damon. Bonnie screams for Elena, who appears as a glowing mist along with the spirits of Civil War soldiers that had fought and died in Fell's Church. They charge Klaus and carry him away. Elena almost leaves forever and then is granted another chance to come back to life.(less)