Monday, August 15, 2011
Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
Age Group: YA
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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 first line of the synopsis caught my attention immediatly. I didn't really know what to expect with this book and when I began reading it, I hoped to just get an idea of what the book was going to be about, but found myself sucked in. I couldn't stop reading this book. Yes, this book is about vampires, but it introduces a whole new world that I've never read before.
I felt horrible for Annelise. When you say someone only has bad luck, Annelise, aka Drew, had all of it. Her father was so mean towards her and her stepmother wasn't any better. Everyone one in school treated her like she didn't exist, but she was very smart. And when she thinks she has graduated earlier than everyone, escaped them, and is finally going to college, bad luck comes back and bites her.
And there she meets Ronan. Not only is Ronan hot, but he also treats Drew nice. It was fun seeing Drew evolve from someone always being pushed around, to someone who has to fight for her life in order to stay alive in the new life she's going to live.
ISLE OF NIGHT is a great new YA novel that brings something that we enjoy to read - vampires - with a whole new plot. I'm so excited to read the next book in the series! If you enjoy the paranormal, give this book a shot, it doesn't disappoint.