Book Reviews of The Society of S (Ariella Montero, Bk 1)

The Society of S (Ariella Montero, Bk 1)
The Society of S - Ariella Montero, Bk 1
Author: Susan Hubbard
ISBN-13: 9781416534570
ISBN-10: 1416534571
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Society of S (Ariella Montero, Bk 1) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Aribella Montero lives in Saratoga Springs, Ny with her single father. She never met her mother, who disappeared the day she was born. As Ari becomes more curious about the secrets her father keeps from her, she starts to realize that he is a vampire and begins a journey south to find her mother. Very different kind of vampire story-I could not put it down. Told from Ari's point of view, I was as curious as she was to find out the truth of her family. Great read!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a very interesting novel. It started out with a girl who had no idea of her lineage; she didn't know she was a vampire.

The book covered her finding out about who she really was, and who her parents were and what that would mean for the rest of her life.

Intriging book. Differnt rwist on vampire lore and I likeed that.
reviewed The Society of S (Ariella Montero, Bk 1) on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book, and plan to read the series. Its a different take on vampires. I found it suspenseful & enjoyable. Wouldnt say its the best vampire book I've ever read, but good enough to keep me reading the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
As good as any vampire book I have read-maybe better!
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Great book told by a young girl and her discovery that her life isn't quite what she thought it was. A great page turner.
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This was an interesting vampire story - it seemed like a blend of many different vampire novels: _Interview with a Vampire_ in its format (though in this case, it would be Diary of a Vampire), the _Twilight_ series for the youth of the narrator, and that show _True Blood_ in the way the vampires feed (I have that series on my shelf, waiting to be read...). Anyways, the way it all blended together made the book original, but there was just something missing that stopped it from being truly excellent, truly new... I guess I would have liked it to be darker... or maybe have stronger characters that made a bit more sense in their motivations. I certainly didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. And to be totally honest, I am not too thrilled to be reading the sequel next... but, you never know, the sequel could be better than the first... I hope...
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Not your typical vampire book. Told through the eyes of a young girl, Ariella Montero lives a rather sheltered life with her father in a small town. As the story unfolds, the girl begins to question the rather odd behaviour of her father and the changes she finds within herself. She searches out with stories from her father and then a journey south to find out the truth about her family and her lineage. A very good set up for a series of books. Her continual awakening to what and who she was kept me reading as well as the mystery of her family.
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This book is billed as a book for teens but, as a middle school teacher, I felt this book was more for those who were college-aged and above. The writing is very sophisticated as are many of the topics covered in the books. The protagonist is a thirteen-year old who begins as a typical thirteen-year old but, by the end of the book, it is difficult to think of her as anything less than a twenty-something. Less fantastical and romantic than other teen vampire books, The Society of S, shows a darker side of vampirism. The book is intriguing but at times, the plot is slow. The exception to this is the end of the book which ends rapidly and leaves the reader feeling cheated. This book is entertaining and worthwhile but will appeal to a different crowd than the Twilight fans.
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not your typical vampire book. very good
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I didn't find this book enjoyable.
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I loved this book; very interestingly written and quite a fast read, too. I know we aren't supposed to write about our individual copies but the one I have has been damaged by my dog and I don't want to post it and send it without someone knowing...