Blood Fever: The Watchers

Blood Fever: The Watchers

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by Veronica Wolff
     
 

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME—EVEN IF HOME IS WHERE THE DEAD LIVE...

It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees have descended on the Isle of Night. Watcher training has intensified, and Drew has a new roommate named Mei-Ling. But Mei-Ling harbors a dangerous secret that drove the vampires to abduct her against her

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME—EVEN IF HOME IS WHERE THE DEAD LIVE...

It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees have descended on the Isle of Night. Watcher training has intensified, and Drew has a new roommate named Mei-Ling. But Mei-Ling harbors a dangerous secret that drove the vampires to abduct her against her will. Drew knows she shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t seem to leave her roommate to fend for herself.

Luckily, Drew has other things on her mind—like vampire Carden. A blood bond to a brawny, eighteenth-century Scottish bad boy tends to preoccupy a girl. And though she’s still figuring out what this bond means, one thing has become clear: She craves him in a major way.

But then bodies start turning up on the island. All the evidence points to the existence of a rogue vampire, and the sinister vampire Alcántara is gunning for Carden, even though Drew has proof that Carden had nothing to do with the murders. Now she has to find the true killer—without endangering Carden, Mei-Ling, or herself…

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Editorial Reviews

Rachel Caine
"Wolff's world is a heady combo of terrifying and seductive."
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"Wolff's world is a heady combo of terrifying and seductive." — Rachel Caine, Author of the Morganville Vampires seri
VOYA - Deborah Cooper
The third book in Wolff's The Watchers series picks up where the last novel left off. Set on a mysterious Scottish island, seventeen-year old Annalise Drew faces fresh challenges in her Watcher training. A new and strangely distant roommate, Mei-Ling, moves in, with no apparent special talents to account for her arrival. Then a series of murders occurs, and as the bodies of other trainees are discovered, fingers are pointed at Annalise. Yet Annalise's biggest battle is her blood bond with Carden, the young vampire she rescued in the previous book. Since vampire-trainee relationships are strictly forbidden, she struggles to detach from him but finds herself drawn ever closer. Annalise is determined to hunt down the killer but finds herself with new enemies and starts to doubt which of her remaining friends she can really trust. Wolff's latest offering in the series will not disappoint as she keeps the momentum going with fast-paced action, witty dialogue, and thrilling plot twists. The cornerstone to this installment is the developing relationship between Annalise and the vampire, Carden. The murder-mysteries that drive the plot at times take a backseat to the highly charged bond between the two characters; however, Wolff manages to switch between the romance and action at just the right moments to sustain interest. Readers will enjoy this book more if they have read the previous novels, but the uninitiated will still find this an entertaining and engrossing read. Reviewer: Deborah Cooper
Kirkus Reviews
This third installment in Wolff's Watchers series maintains snappy dialogue and a zippy pace despite a seemingly grim set of circumstances. Readers new to the series are caught up almost comprehensively and without distracting infodumps. Reintroduced to the Isle of Night, where a remote, secretive training academy teaches boys to be vampires and girls to be Watchers, readers reacquaint themselves with Acari Drew, who has recently, illicitly bonded with centuries-old Scottish vampire Carden McCloud by drinking his blood. Although there is plenty of the chaste-but-erotic tension for which teen-vampire romances are infamous, the more central plot is a mystery: Around the Isle, girls are turning up drained of blood, and Carden is a suspect. Drew's clandestine investigation is action-packed and fraught with peril, and a subplot involving her new roommate develops engagingly. Drew is a capable heroine, resourceful and willing to fight to the death when necessary, though at one key moment, she does require Carden's rescue. Most jarring is the volume's generally upbeat tone, surprising given both the frequency with which students die, in class or at each other's hands, and a series of sexualized threats against Drew, including an unwanted kiss from a vampire teacher. A high-octane vampire thriller without too much emotional weight. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451237033
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Veronica Wolff's Watchers Series, #3
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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