Hey There 136 Followers,
I was going to break this review up into 12 different posts but considering I read this back to back with no space in between to write down my thoughts, I decided one post will do. Since I am horrible at keeping spoilers to myself this post may have some spoilers so, if you haven’t read any of these books, click out, read them and come back.
Now on to my thoughts.
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. PC & Kristin Cast painted a world where vampires live among humans. You can identify the vampires by the tattoos on their face, a filled in crescent and tattoos framing their face. Fledglings, teenagers who have been marked and has yet to complete the change to mature vampire, are identified by an outline a crescent moon.
The story follows fledgling Zoey Redbird who has just been marked but instead of a crescent outline, hers is filled in. Zoey has been chosen by the Goddess of Night and tasked with helping to identify the light and evil in the mortal realm.
I love reading familiar stories that are written with a twist. Vampires born and not bitten? Who would have thought that such an idea would work out. Zoey has been gifted with a special affinity for the five elements, thoughout the series her tattoos grow every time she does something that the Goddess approves of. Things escalate from a simply task of removing a mean girl from her place of power to taking down a powerful and dangerous immortal.
There was romance, adventure, evil, goodness, a goddess, Native America traditions, a fallen immortal with wings and half bird half man beasts.
There is an eternal struggle between light and darkness and everyone has a choice, even vampires. The unthinkable happens when fledglings reject the change and die but then they come back to life as a new fledgling/vampire. These new vamps are the stereotypical vampires we are used to reading about and watching. They can’t go out in the sun or they will burn up, they have to be invited into people’s homes, they have the power to compel humans, they MUST have blood to survive and they are faster and stronger.
I like that the writers wrote that their were rules that vampires had to follow and there is a council who makes sure that those rules are followed.
Warriors, imprints, consorts, bloodlust, white and black Bulls. I could go on and on about all of the things I loved about this series. It’s a bitter sweet moment that I made it to the end. I’m happy I got a resolution but I’m sad that it’s over.
The authors added a lot of pop culture references in these books. At first it made the characters more relatable. After a while it became quite annoying, which is why not all of these books got five stars from me. It was a bit much to constantly have to read about oft her books or movies that are out now. There was at least five references in each book. As you can imagine after like the third book it became repetitive and slightly annoying. I felt like the authors were trying so hard to make these books seem relatable and to make the teenagers seem just like every other teenagers that they over did it. One or two would have been enough but none would have been better.
Aside from that, I didn’t find too much wrong with this series as a whole. I would recommend you read it. It’s supposed to be made into a movie and I want the people who bought the right years ago to please hurry up. I’ve even casted this movie. It was that good that I could see a series of movies from it. Dragging it out in tv form would probably be too much but movies, yes.
That’s all I’ve got for you guys. I hope you check them out and if you have do you agree with me?
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