Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mini Review: Unnatural by Michael Griffo

Book: Unnatural by Michael Griffo
Pages: 480 Pages
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Kensington
Source: Teen Book Scene
Grade: 4 Stars
In the town of Eden in northwestern England stands the exclusive boarding school known as Archangel Academy. Ancient and imposing, it’s a place filled with secrets. Just like its students…
For Michael Howard, being plucked from his Nebraska hometown and sent thousands of miles away is as close as he’s ever come to a miracle. In Weeping Water, he felt trapped, alone. At Archangel Academy, Michael belongs. And in Ciaran, Penry, and especially Ciaran’s enigmatic half-brother Ronan, Michael finds friendship deeper than he’s ever known.
But Michael’s only beginning to understand what makes the Academy so special. Ronan is a vampire—part of a hybrid clan who are outcasts even among other vampires. Within the Academy’s confines exists a ruthless world of deadly rivalries and shifting alliances, of clandestine love and forbidden temptations. And soon Michael will confront the destiny that brought him here—and a danger more powerful than he can imagine…
My Thoughts:
Unnatural was definitely not your average vampire school story.

First off, the narrator was gay and he dated a vampire. That's not your usual story and I liked all the diversity in this book. Michael and Ronan's relationship was really cute and I loved how realistic it seemed. However, it seemed too fast. It was one of those love at first sight relationships which I could barely stand.

The story line was interesting. There were different types of vampires and they had their own stories. The fallen angel academy could've had some more to do in the story. I also wish there would've been more explaining with the girls and Michael's dad.

Overall, Unnatural was a fun read and I can't wait for book two. Michael Griffo is a great writer!

This has been a mini review by Danna.

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