Molly Bartolucci is a normal 16 year old girl, or so she thinks. She lives with her dad, grandma, uncle and her little sister Ally. Little does she know that everything is going to change at her 16th birthday party. The most popular boy in school Rick comes to Molly’s party and she is so excited that when he drops dead on the floor of her party she rushes over to her side and without knowing what she is going she shoves part of his soul back into his body and reanimates him. This is when she realizes that she is no typical necromancer, but she doesn’t tell anyone. By doing this she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper named rath and within days her family has her sent to the Nekyia academy. This school is the best boarding school for reapers in the world. This is where she finds out that her mother’s family is one of the most well respected reaper families in the world. This has its own set of problems in her new school but luckily she makes some equally great friends there. It takes some getting used to for Molly since her whole world has been turned upside down but she realizes that the dream she had on her 16th birthday was a prophecy, but she doesn’t want anyone to find out. She also finds out that her real father is Anabus- the Egyptian God of the dead. He comes to her in her dreams, this is a huge blow to Molly who is very close with her dad and has always leaned on him when she needed help. Molly finds out that she is capable of more than she ever dreamed possible; this paired with her great friends and family help her to over come the impossible and save the world.
On book 5, the city of lost souls, once i finish the series I will provide a complete review!
I was given a copy of this book through good reads as a read for review. I will say that i was pleasantly surprised. I finished the book in about 2 days, I actually brought my iPad on the train to read while I was going to work because I had to know what was going to happen.
Im going to dive into the plot, so if you don't want plot spoilers, stop here.
The story revolves around twins Mari and Madeline who were adopted and never really fit in. They find out that they are vampires. Now what makes this different is that it goes into some scientific explanation with dominant and recessive genes, as to how it could happen.
Their father takes a job continuing his scientific work for a man, Dr. Wilhelm Morgenstern and he takes an interest in the girls. Suddenly the girls are part of a world they can't even imagine. They are suddenly involved in a huge power struggle fighting for their lives.
They end up in Poland fighting the enemy that Wilhelm had long thought dead. Its nice because you can see how some of the characters are being set up to be in the sequel. The girls come out of it okay, but now they are full on super vampires. there is some explaining the existence of “quasi” and “euvampires” which the girls are. Since they are twins, which is unheard of in this vampire community, they know that there are other things special about the girls.
There were times where the writing jumped around a little bit, and sometimes i had to reread a few sentences to figure out whose POV I was reading, but these things are to be expected with new writers, and they didn't necessarily take away from the novel. There were a lot of characters who weren't fully developed, but Im guessing they will be in future books.
The main characters are interesting, and its easy to developed a vested interest in them right away, and the story moves along at a good pace.
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OH boy, Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher in one book? Can't wait to read this! stayed tuned for a review
I was so excited to read this book. I will say that I could not put it down. We continue on the Journey with Arianna as she leads her clans and full fills the legend of the blue eyes. This book takes us to a tournament for her hand in marriage. Now for a regular 17 year old girl this seems like a very out dated practice, but to win the trust of the night humans, one she must participate in. Needless to say things don't go as planned.
I have been a huge fan of this series since I read the first one when i cam across it on a read for reviews group associated with goodreads.com I really felt that B. Kristen McMichael had a wonderful story to tell, but there were a few small kinks that needed to be worked out as far as pacing and flow in the first one but are now since resolved. I am so excited to continue reading her work and she is one of my favorite new authors to watch!
So excited to hear the third installment for this trilogy came out. I am going to start reading it tonight, a review will be up soon!
This series has filled the void in my heart left by the end of the Sookie Stackhouse books. This is another great series to jump into. Not only are the characters compelling you can jump in at any book and it makes sense. To me that is a sign of a great writer, that you dont need to read them in order to understand whats going on. Right now im reading bite club and cant wait to go get more from the library. If you are looking for a new sereis to fall in love with, I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves YA.
I was very impressed with how well written this was for a YA novel. The entire novel has a very fluid dream like state that creates vivid imagery for the reader. The lead is a vampire named Charlotte who is some what unsure of whats next for her. She has it all from the outside, but appearances can be deceiving and we get a glimpse inside the inner world of Charlotte Emerson. Her maker reappears shortly after the death of her close friend and thats when her world begins to change. suddenly the world is turned upside down for Charlotte and in the end, its turns out to be just what she needs.