Published Date: December 28th, 2010
Finished Date: May 12th, 2011
The Blurb: I swear, my life was always totally normal.
Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.
And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near. But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . .
The Review: Everyone who knows me knows I love a good vampire novel. So after coming across this book I was actually pretty excited to start. I even broke my own £5 rule to buy it but I kind of wished I hadn't. Here's why.
Sophie McGee is a loner high school student who wants to be a Editor in Chief of the school newspaper. When a group of new students, including her old neighbour James Hallowell enroll in her school, the journalist in Sophie comes out when she realises these kids aren't what they seem. Sophie believes the new kids are all hiding a dark secret, one is determined to find out.
It took me a few days to decide whether to give this a 2 or 3 rating. In the end I went with 2 because for me, it just an okay read. I just didn't think that there was much to the story, it was quiet simple, easy to follow with okay characters. I think it just kind of lacked that WOW factor that I ended up finding the story quiet predictable.
I did however like the author's style of writing. I think had it of not been for the humour in the story then I may not of enjoyed it as much as I did. I also did enjoyed the banter between our two main characters Sophie & James, although I didn't really have much a connection with there romance, I did enjoy them together.
The ending of the book left a few unanswered questions for me and has now left me wanting to know if there will be a sequel. Would I read it? Probably. This book did leave me interested enough to want to read more, however my main conclusion is I think this probably targeted for a more younger audience and therefore I would recommend it for high school students.