Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

Sep 25, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

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Review: Isle of Night by Veronica WolffIsle of Night by Veronica Wolff
Series: The Watchers #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by NAL, Penguin on September 6, 2011
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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.


First Impressions

Girls Guide to Survival:   Rule 1:  No matter how gorgeous the guy is and how interested he seems into you, don’t get in the car with him. It will only lead to trouble or you ending up dead.


First few chapters were hard for me to get through because of all the naive decisions Annelise was making, especially when she was classified as being a genius. Granted people make unwise decisions all the time, that’s life. But I felt it was just to move the story along and was a missed opportunity that wasn’t truly explored. Especially the true reason behind Annelise decisions. It lowered my opinion of Annelise a bit.

Pushing through my qualms with Annelise and the beginning, to my relief things started to pick up and get interesting when Annalise got to the school and realized just how far a hole she dug herself getting in the car with Ronan.

Loved the action and danger within the story. Death and deception was the name of the game and Annelise had to watch her back at all times. Nobody was safe.

Through the trials that Annelise had to go through with the roommate from hell to the hellish assignments she redeemed herself and showed me that she was ultimately one tough chick when she needed to be

There was a spark of romance between Annelise and Ronan but the main focus was on her adventure and survival. While that was fine I would have loved for a more intense romance to amp things up.


Isle of Night turned out to be a tasty read even though the beginning nearly did me in. The intrigue, suspense and danger brought it back to a good place that was enjoyable.

3 Stars


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