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The Homecoming Masquerade (Girls Wearing Black: Book One) (Girls Wearing Black Series 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Spencer Baum
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In a posh suburb of the nation’s capital, at the most exclusive high school in the world, the vampires who secretly run the government have created a game for America’s daughters of privilege. Show up to Homecoming in a black dress and you’ve entered yourself in a contest where the winner becomes a vampire, and the loser becomes the winner’s first victim.

Only the wealthiest, most connected students can hope to win, so when new girl Nicky Bloom wears a black dress to Homecoming, everyone assumes she has a death wish. They don’t know that Nicky has her own agenda. As the dance continues into the night, they will find out that Nicky Bloom is far more than she seems.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 362 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 258 pages
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0072X4ATA
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Je réserve mon jugement 6 février 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Je suis curieuse de savoir s'il y aura une suite.
Mais l'idée de base me semble prometteuse.
A voir donc !
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 One long background story 12 février 2012
Par redLYUBA - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
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If you're looking for an action packed book, look elsewhere. After reading the blurb I got a completely different thing from what I expected to get.

This book feels like one long background story, that goes on and on and on. The narrator's voice wasn't very engaging, I felt like I was reading a lecture about the past of every person we meet, well every IMPORTANT person we meet.

The characters were not very engaging either, because we were told so much about their past that there was no place for them to act and do something. Most of the book (and I do mean MOST) was spent talking all kinds of BS and networking at the Homecoming dance. I actually didn't feel disappointed when I got to the last page, my feelings were more along the lines of "that's it?" If a whole book covered about 3-4 hours, then I'm afraid to know how many books are going to be there to finally get to the actual Coronation ceremony... Let's see, if 1 book = one day, and they are in the fall, Coronation is in the spring, are we going to get over 90 books before we get to the end of the story? Because it sure seems that way based on the pacing of this book.

There were some things that made me raise my eyebrows while I was reading it. Like calling someone who is 6ft tall a behemoth... Um... for the record 6ft tall is not a behemoth, maybe in Japan it is, but not in USA. Also, one of the contestants entered the contest pretty much knowing she will die, because she was desperate for attention. I find it hard to believe that someone would take a most likely death all for attention. By definition these girls are already famous just because of their parents, media probably follows their every step. And it's not that hard to act obnoxious to get even more attention from the media. What other attention does she want that she is willing to die young? Not only that, but if EVERYONE already knows who's going to win, what's the point of entering to begin with? It's not like 2nd place gets any kind of reward anyways.

Then the book also rubbed me the wrong way because it pretty much said that EVERYONE in this world is corrupt... can you say depressing? The only way you're safe is if you're rich and powerful, which The Homecoming Masquerade made sure to remind me at least every other page. Many times I just wanted to scream "I got it, they are filthy rich, can we get to some action now?". Vampires control everything in the world, be afraid, be very afraid! I might be wrong, but at one point I believe it said that USA tribe was the largest, and other tribes were so small that they didn't even deserve to be called tribe (or whatever they are called). But they can be killed, so why haven't everyone got together and killed them?!

My final question is why are girls the only ones who can become immortal? Is there some kind of girls rule club thing going on? Sure those girls can bond with a man and turn him into vampire, but that doesn't explain why guys don't have an equivalent of this contest.

Overall, it wasn't a bad book. It held my attention, and I wanted to know what's going to happen next, but I don't think I will pick up the next installment. I believe this is the book for anyone who loves politics and intrigue, and lots of talking, but not a lot of action. If you're one of those people, then you will love this book. I, on the other hand, will move on to books that have characters that actually do stuff.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Worth the read 4 février 2012
Par Vicki Khouli - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Masquerade jumps right into the middle of the action, and really draws you in from the first page. I like the vampire genre in general, both romantic fiction and fantasy mystery adventure. After a few pages, I could tell that the book was well- written with an engaging storyline, pulling you into a human world run by vampires.

The story is told from the viewpoints of two main characters, Nicky (originally Celeste) and Jill. Both are master spies, for lack of a better world, infiltrating a top-notch school for wealthy human power-players. The human world is getting ready to fight back in a major way.

The entire book ( book one in a series, as usual - such an annoying trend!) takes place on the night of the Homecoming Masquerade Ball. The ball is a decades-long tradition that starts a competition to win the Coronation. The lucky girl who wins gets to become immortal, a vampire. The loser, in last place, gets to be the winner's first meal. The stakes are high.

Kim, the girl who appears to have it all locked up, suddenly has pretty strong competition from Nicky, the new girl in school. There is a lot of backstory - and the book ends with many questions unanswered. There are a couple of important boys, and the characters are well-drawn.

While reminiscent of the Vampire Academy series, there is still a very original storyline and vampire world. There don't appear to be any good guy vampires in this world, though.....they are all killers who kill with no compunction. I read it quickly and am anxious for he next installments.

Totally satisfied, especially since it was free for the Kindle. This is a collection that I wouldn't mind having in hardcover right beside my Vampie Academy series on the bookshelf.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 looking forward to the next book! 10 février 2012
Par Brooke - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I found this book through a free kindle books website. Sometimes it's a quality gamble wih the books that are offered for free, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was happy to note that there were no grammar or typographical errors in the whole book (and I was on the look out for them because that's something that really bothers me in a published work as well as something that occurs frequently in the kindle freebies) .

The story grabbed my interest right from the beginning and by the end I cared about the characters and what was happening to them. The book ended on kind of a cliffhanger that has me torn between anticipation for the next book and irritation that this installment ended where it did.

Overall I really enjoyed the story, the writing style, and the characters and their complexity. I didn't give it 5 stars because their was a slight overuse of profanity. I don't mind profanity so much if it has a purpose, but I am not a fan of swearing just for the sake of swearing. If less swearing was used, this would have been a hands-down 5 star book. I would definitely read this author again and am looking forward to the next book in this series!
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Please Have this Edited Professionally 19 août 2013
Par Allison Barnard - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
To be honest, I never finished the book. I couldn't get past the huge info-dump at the beginning, or the author telling instead of showing throughout the entire beginning of the story. I liked the idea behind the story, but this book needs a couple rewrites before it is ready to be released.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Too much, and not enough 10 février 2013
Par A.K. or J.P. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
When I read the description of this book, I though it sounded like a fun, quickly read (important when reading on lunchtimes) young adult style book. I had in my mind, something along the lines of the P.C. Cast books. I was very disappointed and couldn't wait for this book to end.

The premise of the story is good, and it started off good, then, for me, went downhill. This book covers about 6 hours in one night, with trips to the past to try and explain the characters backgrounds. The book flips between two main girls and being told from their point of view. Since this is the first book in a series, I am guessing the author wanted to spread the issues that the characters face to complete their goal/mission throughout the books, but there was too much left unexplained, and too much put into describing one night. I enjoy books that are well described, Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, and he can go on for pages for one scene... this book didn't leave me feeling it was well described.

I do not intend to read anything further in this series, so I cannot comment on how this will progress. There are a couple of spots that have bad language, but for the most part, this is written for teenagers or young adults. The morals of most of the characters are questionable, and, at least for this book, there is not much of romance type parts. This book may be more enjoyable if you go straight through the whole series, and you like reading books with a lot of superficial people, with blackmailing and backstabbing.
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This red is for the boys in the ballroom whose eyes start at the back of your neck, pause on your butt, and gaze down your legs. Right when their eyes reach your feet, they get a big surprise. Totally sexy, like a red light telling them to stop where they are because youre too hot for them to get any closer. &quote;
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