Isle of Night
IS LIFE OFFERING FEWER AND FEWER OPTIONS? THEN JOIN THE DEAD.
When Annelise left for college, it meant good riddance to her abusive father and stepmother—until a bureaucratic screw-up left her without a diploma, flat broke, and facing an uncertain future. Then she met Ronan—tall, dark, and way too seductive for her own good. He promised Annelise a new life, if she had the courage to chance the unknown. One look at him and she certainly had the desire. Sure enough, accepting rides from strangers does yield surprises.
Whisked away to a mysterious island in the North Sea, Annelise is pitted against other female recruits in tests of skill, smarts, and strength. To win is to become a member of the Watchers, an elite and unique partnership—with vampires—that dispatches its teams on the most dangerous missions imaginable. It’s not exactly what Annelise had in mind for a new beginning but it’s livelier than the alternative. Because on the Isle of Night, to lose the challenge doesn’t just mean dishonor. It means death.
Let the games begin.
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL READERS' CHOICE AWARD!
"Isle of Awesome." – Young Adult Books Central
"...one of the most dangerous, romantic, and exciting paranormal YA titles I’ve read all year." – All Things Urban Fantasy
"Bram Stoker would be proud." – Young Adult Book Reviews
"The experience of reading this book is visceral...my body was tense, my heart rate picked up as Annelise faced danger, I was scared for her and simultaneously wanted her to win and to escape, but mostly I wanted her to survive. I read it straight through...earns a well deserved A." – Jaclyn at Dear Author, recommended read
"She strikes a tone that feels completely natural, and she manages to make everything feel suspenseful and gripping." – John at Dear Author, recommended read
"Veronica Wolff's world is a heady combo of terrifying and seductive... Annelise's journey from brainy to fearsome is fantastic, and if you like your vampires old-school scary, fear not: Wolff's have real bite." – Rachel Caine, Internationally bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series
"...amazing and thrilling, a refreshing new twist on young adult vampire novels. Survival, mean girls, boarding school-This book is a pleasant surprise, the characters are totally enthralling. I finished Isle of Night in one sitting. A fast, fun read!" – Rex Robot Reviews
"Dark, mysterious, and action-packed. Isle of Night had me on the edge of my seat. The Watchers is definitely a series to watch!" – Mari Mancusi, Award winning author of the Blood Coven Vampires
"A fantastic start to a new series that was a ton of fun to read. With it's fast paced action, I could scarcely put it down...a perfectly epic story." – The Book Cellar
"A compulsive page-turner. Annelise [is] brilliant, loyal, strong, and plenty sarcastic...The fear is palpable, the action is nonstop, and the romantic tension is crazy hot." – Chloe Neill, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels
"captivating and enthralling ...We are anxiously looking forward to the next book in this series! " – That's What I'm Talking About
"Wolff throws you into the action right away with her first Watchers novel. The protagonist is smart and tough, but still vulnerable." – Romantic Times
"A fantastically thrilling YA debut that blew me away! Wolff gets points for taking off with vampires and creating such a unique world. I could not put this book down for one second." – IB Book Blogging
First edition: Sep 6, 2011
Revised edition: Apr 1, 2016