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Blood Fever: The Watchers

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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 ...

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Overview

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."
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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Veronica Wolff's Watchers Series , #3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 684,322
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Veronica Wolff has a master's degree in art history from The University of Texas at Austin. She has lived everywhere from South Carolina to Hawaii to India, finally settling in San Francisco where she lives with her husband, two children, a dog and cat, and countless houseplants. Her unmarketable skills include snow-boarding, speaking Hindi, gardening, and knowing an alarming amount of pop-culture trivia.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Excellent Book

    I prepurchased this book because I read the first two books. I was NOT disappointed, her writing gets better with each one.

    I'm looking forward to her next book already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    you should definately read!

    I enjoyed this book so much I just can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Recommended for Drew fans

    I rate this book 3.5. The theme of this 3rd installment is still the same as the two previous installments. Nothing is changed. Teenagers are brought to the isle to train as hard as they can in order to survive the entertainment they perform for the vampires who rule the island. Annalise Drew is a 17-year old teenager who is very intelligent academically. She may be smart, but she is also stubborn, foolish, and reckless. She loses her wits when her hormones are jumping up and down. She contradicts every warnings that Ronan tells her. Luckily, she was not my daughter. Good riddance! Blood fever is a feeling you encounter when you have bonded with a vampire. This is the feeling that Caden and Annalise are experiencing since they bonded at the ending of book 2. It's the type of affection as in "I'll move the mountain for you, my Darling." I have nothing against with Caden McCloud. He is gorgeous, mellow (for a vampire), and wise. The thing that I don't get is that he is powerful as Hugo "Creepy" Alcantara. Why doesn't he just take Drew with him and banish from that isle to live happily ever after?

    My bus stops here since the author of this book won't build up Ronan's character any further. He is the reason why I am following this series. I want to find out his history...why does he continue living in that isle...is he afraid of the vampires...and so on. Furthermore, I wish the author builds up the story on the Trainees as well...like Josh and Yas. These are the things I want the author to deliver and not focus only on Annalise's learning and training to become a gladiator. This series has so much potential, but the author is not exploring it. ;-0(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    It's nice for a book to throw some curve balls and not necessari

    It's nice for a book to throw some curve balls and not necessarily come
    out the way you hoped, but still love it anyway. Wolff has a way of
    making you change your mind about who to root for. Strong characters,
    great story, fast paced, and hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

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    I loved this book cannot wait for book four to come out!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    So About the book...

    The book starts off very well. Into it more and gets 'flirty' Drew tries to ignore the bond that Carden and her have. What i realized was Drew started to speak more formally to Hugo. I tried to understand but all i came up with was she (a) forgot or (b) the bond. How she suddenly is so terified of Hugo that doesnt seem like her at all. Carden is very cute his charater is perfect. Drew seemed way too damn desperate. No lie. Maybe she change a little too much. I dont understand the purpose of her roomate. But maybe it was to fill a space. Over all i was a bit upset about this book. Because: Drew is not her normal smartass self. But i have to say that she started to act more 'drewish' i guess. In the next book try not to lose the charater's personality. Now this is my honest opinion. I hope the author realizes this.

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