I found these at Ocean State… for $1.50 each:
The timing was perfect. While my husband and Pickle went camping, Gearbox and I took a staycation (Gearbox is still recovering from his accident). We made the most of our week. We watched the extended edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We went on anime binges. And we read. A lot.
I started with Vampire Academy because it was at the top of the stack, and I wanted some light, fun, reading. It was great. Rose was a butt-kicking heroine with a bad temper and a bit of an attitude. She got into trouble. She made terrible choices, but didn’t we all make terrible choices at 17? It was fun, exciting. I liked it so much that I immediately bought the rest of the series.
And that was my mistake.
With each book I became more and more disenchanted with the series. A crush on a teacher, I get. A love affair with a teacher — creepy. Risking your life, throwing away your career, and breaking promises to pursue that love affair — stupid. I kept waiting for Rose to grow up. To make better choices. To chose Adrian (did I mention I hate love triangles?!?). To stop ruining the lives of people around her. It’s been a long time since I genuinely wished the love interested would get a stake through the heart so we could be done with it.
Oh well. Lesson learned. Read the reviews for the later books before investing in the whole series. In the end I gave the first two books ★★★★☆ because I really enjoyed them and the rest of the series ★★★☆☆ because I stayed up late reading them even though I occasionally wanted to hurl the books across the room. Book 6 is teetering in ★★☆☆☆ territory.
And, if any publishers are listening, it’s crazy that it was $18 dollars cheaper for me to buy the paper copes of books 2-6. I would have preferred the e-books.
What’s on my TBR Pile:
– Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
– Origami X (spy themed origami)