Sep 16, 2011

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Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

IsleofNight Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
September 6, 2011
NAL Trade

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 Review:
ISLE OF NIGHT is a fantastically thrilling YA debut that blew me away! Wolff gets points for taking off with vampires and creating such a unique world. I could not put this book down for one second, and I even risked peeking between the pages in class! The action is non-stop so there is absolutely zero chance of getting bored. You are sure in for a treat when you decide to delve into ISLE OF NIGHT.

Annelise is my kind of girl. She has had a really rough life, but she doesn’t sit on her butt and mope about it for the entire story! She has created a hard shell around herself to protect herself from getting hurt, but it does start to crack a bit from the moment Ronan walks into her life and changes it forever. Training to become a Watcher is tough business and Annelise sure struggles a bit at first. It was great to see her slowly come into who she was and embrace her new life. I felt so awful for all of the horrible things she had to go through and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do what she had to do to survive. Annalise is a heroine that girls are sure to look up to!

And then there is Ronan. Ronan captivated me from the moment Annalise first locked her eyes on him. He is the typical tall, dark, and mysterious romantic interest but he does have a few traits that make him unique. The chemistry between him in Annalise….WOW. They hardly ever touch during the scenes that they are together but the moment they encounter one another, the sparks fly! There were so many times I wanted to shake him for doing what he did though! Why must the mysterious boys always play hard to get??? 

The concept behind the novel was very intriguing. In Wolff’s novel, only males can be vampires and special women are their Watchers. Becoming a vampire or a Watcher is not easy at all in ISLE OF NIGHT. There are so many of them that die from their training. There are also those pesky girls who want to sabotage others and prevent them from moving up in rank. One of these girls happens to be Lilac, someone who I came to love to hate. She was positively nasty throughout the whole book!

On a brighter note, ISLE OF NIGHT is the start to a YA series that is sure to be a hit. I need more of this creative world that Wolff has crafted. Do not miss out on this one or you will certainly be missing out on a remarkable novel.

My Rating:

5 Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

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  1. Chapter Chicks says:

    Okay, I am going to have to get my hands on a copy of this now. It has everything I love: vampires, hot men, strong female character, chemistry… YUM! The only thing that could make this better would be a love triangle! :)

    Great review!


  2. Oooo this books sounds good! I love a book with a lot of romantic tension and it seems like this book has that in spades. Awesome review Bailey, I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  3. Thanks for the review! I have seen this book around and have been wanting to read it.

  4. No way! Vampires!!! How did I not know about this book?! When I think Watcher, I right away think of Buffy! LOL

    I'd love to be a vampire's watcher! Dooood! Thanks so much for the review. Now I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  5. Wow! I didn't expect to see such a glowing review! I saw this at Safeway and looked at it and figured it probably wasn't going to be that good. But shoot! Next time I'm in Safeway it's going to be hard NOT to buy it! (I'm in Safeway a lot cause it's across the street from my house.)

  6. Okay, that cover is horrific! Glad to hear the words inside are much, much better! Isle of Night sounds interesting; thanks for putting it on my radar! Great review, Bailey. :)

  7. Great review! I usually stay away from vampires, but I made an exception and added it to my to-read list. It sounds really good and your review makes me even more excited!

  8. Loretta @ Between The Pages says:

    This one sounds SOOOO good!!
    You always write great reviews!

  9. Ah, so excited for this one! I'm glad you loved it because I've been a bit worried it wouldn't be as good as I hoped. The chemistry between the characters sounds amazing – can't wait to read this! Great review :) .

  10. I've seen this one popping up around the blogosphere. Sounds amazing, esp. since vamps aren't that central. I think I'll have to check it out!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  11. A Canadian Girl says:

    I was already excited about this one but you make it sound absolutely fantastic. I really like that despite all the hardships in her life, Annalise isn't moping around. I'm always up for an action-packed book; I seem to read them even faster than my usual speed.

  12. BURIED IN BOOKS says:

    Haven't heard of this one but it sounds positively refreshing! And so dark! I love it when there is someone trying to muck up the works!! What can I say I was the nice one so now I like to watch the mean girls at work!! Can't wait to get my hands on this one! Great review Bailey!!!


  13. This one sounds promising! Great review! :)

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