Thursday, September 8, 2011

Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff [Review]

  4 out of 5 Robots!
Isle of Night
By Veronica Wolff
Series: Watchers, #1
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Release: September 6, 2011
Paperback: 320 Pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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:
Isle of Night is amazing and thrilling, a refreshing new twist on young adult vampire novels. Survival, mean girls, boarding school- This book is a pleasant surprise, the characters are totally enthralling. I finished Isle of Night in one sitting. A fast, fun read! Now, I'll admit the beginning had me rolling my eyes a little, but then Wolff quickly washed away my doubts and I couldn't get enough.

Annelise is easy to relate to, incredibly likeable. She is brilliant, witty and my kind of heroine. There is no sitting around pitying herself- She doesn't like her circumstances and she is going to change them. Annelise may be a genius, but the physical aspects of training don't come easily to her. And I loved that. It is so much fun watching her work hard and then see the change in her at the end of the book. There is a fascinating character development here- not just Annelise either. Ronan, the boy that recruits Annelise for Watcher training, is mysterious and swoon-worthy. The tension between Ronan and Annelise is compelling, I was itching to find out what would come of them from one page to the next- a relationship so hot and cold. 

Isle of Night is a home run, fabulously refreshing and unique with vivid characters and creepy vampires. I highly recommend this one to Paranormal Young Adult fans! It is listed as Mean Girls meets Hunger Games meets Vampire Academy. Yep, that is exactly right and I LOVE it! Veronica Wolff's Watchers series is now on my must buy list.


  1. Thanks, Mariya! Can't wait to discuss it with you ;) haha

  2. I haven't heard too much about this one so I'm excited to read that you enjoyed it. This looks like such a great read and I'm glad the two main characters have such good chemistry.

  3. I hope you read it, Amber! And thanks for stopping by :)

  4. You had me at "fascinating character development"--you can have the most awesome plot in the world, but if your characters fall flat/are unlikeable, then that awesome plot won't mean a thing. Definitely adding this one to my TBR pile. Thanks for the rec!




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