My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I had a very hard time understanding why this series is popular. The number of holes in the plot and the check your brain at the door attitude had me throwing it at the wall. I persevered to about 50% of the way through and then bailed completely.
I don’t buy that this 16 year old college freshman is violently physically abused and doesn’t go home or at least call home or seek adult help. While I could bypass the first round of violence by plodding through believing there was some reason to check my brain, the second round doesn’t even make sense. I even forgave that one and continued on, hoping that the vampire reveal would be somehow heal all the wrongs in the plot. Guess what? The vampire attack doesn’t send her fleeing either. Not even when she finds out the whole town is RUN by vamps. At this point, I also wasn’t buying behavior from other characters either. Complete fail.
What I liked: There’s some novel concepts – the bracelets, the ghost.
What I disliked: The plot/storyline doesn’t seem realistic. The characters weren’t consistent or deep.