» Isle of Night, Veronica Wolff

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Isle of Night, Veronica WolffIsle of Night by Veronica Wolff
Series: The Watchers #1
Published by Penguin on 2011-09-06
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
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3.5 Stars

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.

 


My Thoughts

Green swirlsI loved it!

I found this book quite by accident while browsing on Saturday and then I started reading it on Sunday night and was finished on Monday. Now, I’m waiting. ugh. I hate that part!

I thought the storyline sounded okay and thought I’d try it and once I got started reading it I couldn’t put it down. It was really intriguing and different. Each chapter ended on such a high note that I just had to turn the page and start the next chapter.

Ronan sounds like an amazing character although we didn’t learn a lot about him. He’s quiet and distant but you just know he’s got more substance to him and I can’t wait to find out what that entails. I’m hoping that the next two books will bring more of his character to light and more of a relationship between him and Annelise Drew.

I love that name… Annelise Drew… it has such a nice ring to it don’t you think? Ronan likes to call her Annelise and I picture it rolling off his tongue in such a heart-stopping tone. He thinks it “suits” her better but personally I think Drew suits her better because she is such a kick-ass character. Then again, he sees the delicate vulnerable side to her so I’m guessing that why he calls her that. Me, I see that side too, but the kick-ass side is so profound that she’s DREW to me. She sure had to grow up fast in her young life. She’s not even 20 yet and has lived a lifetime. You have to be pretty strong to deal with what she dealt with growing up and turning out the way she did… and then to only be put through more crap when she finally thought she was free of that life and still coming out on top. She awesome!

I can’t wait to see how she gets on in the next book… and the one after that as well. Hurry up and get here I say!

Green swirls

Not too Shabby Pretty Good

About Veronica Wolff

Once upon a time there was a girl. She liked horses and Shaun Cassidy and Gunne Sax dresses, like many of the other girls her age. She had a big, loving family and, since their dad was in the Navy, they moved around. A lot. She was shy, though, and generally preferred a day spent in the company of her Trixie Belden books to running around with the other kids, whom she really didn’t know very well anyway.

She grew up and she still preferred the company of books, so she read, and she read some more, and she loved romantic stories, and stories about dragons and young men on quests, and stories by Jane and Daphne and Emily and Charlotte. But this girl realized that seeing all different kinds of places and all different kinds of people had become a part of who she was, and so she studied languages and art from faraway places. But she could be dramatic, and so she decided to study all of that while living in India. And then she studied in India again. For a long time. And she thought that, when she grew up some more, she would be a fancy professor and write linguistic papers and teach students about art and do other fancy-professor things.

But first she moved to California, where she had never been, because it seemed the place to move to start such a new and fabulous life. And she got a job to pay the rent. She discovered she still loved books that drew her in, and made her cry, and kept her awake till she had to scrunch her eyebrows to see the words clearly. And she realized too that she much preferred those books to the ones that mostly just taught her stuff and made her feel anxious that she wasn’t busy making grand statements in grand journals. And while she was figuring all this out, she needed money, and so she did what many of the other girls in California were doing and she got a job doing Internet stuff.

And she met her hero, and they married, and they got some pets and had some kids. But she still liked to go places in her mind as she stared out the window while doing things like washing bottles and burping babies, and so she started writing a story. And you can imagine the rest.

Now that she’s grown up, she likes to see movies and read books, cut flowers from her garden, spend time with friends and drink wine, and go snowboarding. Not all at the same time of course. And she still loves stories about dragons, but mostly she loves stories about love.

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