“Harry Potter light (with vamps instead of witches and wizards) and add a dash of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (the movie). There are some great ingredients and interesting story elements, but the whole thing just doesn't quite mesh. Mythologies and histories are reinvented, big vocab words are used, but these things come off as didactic rather than exhibiting a love of myth making or the written words. Characters are fairly stereotypical, cardboard cut-out teens. Zoey is the protagonist that just wants a place where she can fit in (Buffy, Bella, Harry P.), Damien is the studious know-it-all (Hermione, Willow), the blond b*tch rival (a la Drake Malfoy, Cordelia Chase), etc. Not that these comparisons are completely bad, they just make the characters more relatable to other fictional characters rather that making them relatable to me, as the reader.
While the writing style isn't great, I think the story itself is intriguing enough to make it worth the time to read it. It's not a keeper, but I will definitely continue to read this series.”
roachie_m wrote this review Wednesday, May 27, 2009.