Book Review: ISLE OF NIGHT by Veronica Wolff
Today, I'm very excited to welcome my daughter Alex to the blog to share her first "official" review here on Book Swoon! We discovered this book when doing some shelf re-arranging and she decided to take on a review challenge. YAY! Please give her a warm welcome :)
Title: ISLE OF NIGHT
Series: The Watchers #1
Author: Veronica Wolff
Sale Date: Available Now
Age: Young Adult
Publisher: NAL Trade
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor-it means death.
The Isle of Night, The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff, is a kick-butt, action-packed, teen-romance about a strong hearted and strong willed character named Annelise.
Approached by a very hypnotic and cunning man named Ronan she is whisked away to an almost deserted island off the coast of Iceland where she must compete with other girls in challenges, in order to keep her life. At the Island, she meets creatures more dangerous than Ronan and his hypnotic eyes. Things that would make your blood curdle in the night but may also entice, and intrigue you. Vampires are smart as well as old creatures that may either kill you or spare you, depending on whether or not they take an interest in you also. The Isle of Night is definitely a book to read if you are craving a vampire spin on the hunger games.
Now a few QUOTES from the story, BTW may spoil some of the parts.
My comments are on the side.
“Ronan was right. I would fit in here, Because if I didn't, I'd die.” - I think the room just got a little bit colder.
“Tall, dark and hot, leaned against a pillar, watching me as I took my place in line... His eyes were slitted and intense.” -just another one of those swoon-worthy moments.
I really like this book because a girl with I high IQ kicking other girls butts was pretty cool. Plus a cute boy and a vampire makes the story go up a notch. This book had a really good mix of romance and action and the girl is no Mary Sue either. She is a smart, bold girl and does an awful good job trying to stay out of the spotlight but just can't quite figure out how. Also, mentors with whips added an interesting touch to the story.
I came up with an equation that is suitable for the character Annelise.
Cute Guy + Vampire + Queen Bee + Cold Blooded Killer + Annelise =
Wow, there is something seriously wrong with this college.
I mean, seriously.