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10 thoughts on “The Society of S

  1. says:

    I felt that the author s writing in this book was very dry and lifeless, but than that, the vampire trope was really typical and nothing nobody s seen before in one form or another Though I did love the characters i...


  2. says:

    I don t know why this keeps getting grouped in with Twilight because it s a very different kind of story and by that I mean The Society of S actually has a positive message for girls Sure they are both young adult books about vampires But that s where the similarity ends The protagonist, 13 year old Ariella, is intelligent, curious, self possessed, and sympathetic It s a classic coming of age story about a girl trying to understand who is she and where she comes from There is a small sub plot about a boy she likes, but it s not the central focus in her life and it s age appropriate Contrast that to Twlight where you have a heroine who in a two week period of time decides that at 16 she s met her true love that she can never live without He goes on to essentially stalk her until they are a couple, then he constantly needs to save her because she s so frail and clumsy...


  3. says:

    I ve read a lot of vampire books you could say I m a bit of a connoisseur So I appreciate a fresh perspective on the idea, which is exactly what Hubbard s book brings It centers on 13 year old Ariella Montero delicate and protected from the world by a reclusive father after her mother disappeared shortly after her birth It s certainly a coming of age story, though this teenager has a few things to deal with than your average middle schooler She begins to slowly but certainly unravel the mystery of her life, what s going on in the basement of her father s old Victorian, and just who she is and what she is becoming.Intelligently written, it paints a plausible picture of how a modern day vampire could survive and in fact th...


  4. says:

    Environmentalist vampires That sounded, well, interesting to say the least The real selling point, though The hardcover was 5 on the Barnes and Noble bargain rack Can t beat that And I have to say, thank whatever god may exist that that s all I paid for it I would have been peeved if it cost any .I must have missed the literary note in the jacket flap I skim, it s highly likely but, even then, I don t think the writing in this was good enough to be deemed literary Not that I think literary is bad, but I would have expected something other than the hype the jacket flap was offering if I had seen that note This is the second book where I was swayed by the flap and it thoroughly let me down regardless of my missing the literary point.First off, that very first line in the blurb completely bugs me even as I type this because it s entirely backwards Considering that statement is coming from a girl who s been sheltered her entire life, it s fitting that she doesn t know what she s talking about but since it s a running motif, it s bugging me even Anonymity doesn t come in anything small, small cities, small towns, nothing where people can be a little too close Anonymity comes in major cities because no one gives a damn.Ariella s journey and this is not YA, despite the ...


  5. says:

    For a vampire story, it is pretty slow paced and uneventful in the way I must have been expectingI was only partially drawn into this story, it s characters somewhat on the bland vs alluring side, and perhaps underdeveloped as characters one could empathize with These vampires can drink scientifically created blood substitutes rather than feeding off of humans, and would like to co habitate in some sort of harmony The focus was on a family unit being split apart when the husband is vampirized and the wife, pregnant with a half breed child, decides she is the odd one out in this family and leaves the daughter to be raised by her father The father raises her with caution and seclusion, home schooling her, not knowing which vampire attributes the daughter may or may not possess As the daughter Ari grows, so do her questions, specifically, where i...


  6. says:

    Raised by her handsome, clever, enigmatic father, Raphael, thirteen year old Ariella Montero never knew her mother or why she suddenly left she only knows how sad her father always is, and that he won t speak of her Ariella tells her story of growing up in a large, mostly empty mansion, looked after by a daytime housekeeper called Mrs McGarritt who has ten kids of her own, while her father and his friend and assistant Dennis spend their time in the basement laboratory working on biomedical research with a woman, Mary Ellis Root, who scares Ariella Home schooled by Raphael in classic literature, philosophy, science and mathematics, she is mature beyond her years It s not until Mrs McG finally convinces Raphael that Ariella needs friends her own age, and takes her home to meet her own kids, that Ariella gets a wider, modern and less formal world view.Mrs McG s daughter Kathleen befriends her, and her older brother Michael takes an interest in Ariella too As she grows older and enters adolescence, Ariella starts thinking closely about her strange life, about the mysteries of the past and the ghosts that haunt the house Feelings of being watched taunt her, she has dreams that connect her to her mother, she never sees her father eat and the one time Kathleen took a photo of him he disappeared from the shot not to mention the fact that Ariella always looks blurry in photos all lead her to research vampires.When she finally learns th...


  7. says:

    So here I present my first review of an audio book Cue canned applause The audio book of The Society of S came into my possession by accident I was shopping online at Barnes and Noble, and saw the book in the bargain section, so I ordered it When it arrived, I realized that I had accidentally ordered the audio book instead of the hard copy, but I decided to give it a try anyways.It worked out rather well, and I found that I really enjoyed the change up in listening to a book instead of reading it.The Society of S follows the story of young Ariella Montero, who lives with her single father in New York Ariella s mother disappeared the day she was born, and many questions remain as to why Ariella is unusually intelligent for her age, probably a result of having been homeschooled by her father.Ariella s is prompted to take a journey to find her mother after a series of mysterious events On her trip, she goes through many trials associated with coming of age, though the author took a creative liberty and added a supernatural spin on things Ariella finds out that she is a vampire, and that she can choose to be mortal like her mother, or a vampire like her father This decision, among many others, drives the action in the novel.Personally, I really enjoyed The Society of S Even though the narrator is a young teenager, I feel like this book was written with mature audi...


  8. says:

    The story starts off and ends with the journal of a child preteen girl, that finds out that her father is part of a secret society of vampires called the Sanguists Ariella the child has been raised by her father, thinking that her mother is dead Ariella who is a loner and home schooled by a local lady, eventually makes friends, with the lady s family and starts to bloom into a normal girl Ariella starts to notice things about her father and delves into her past Arielle believes that her mother is still alive and eventually runs away to try to find her Following clues from memories that she has been dreaming of, eventually leads her to her mother The lifestyle of Arielle s mother is totally different from the lifestyle she had growing up with her father and she lives with mom for awhile Arielle soon finds out that mom is also a turned vampire, but chooses not to drink blood, but finds natural remedies to feed the hunge...


  9. says:

    On audiobook.This book was different from what I thought it was going to be it was intriguing I have found this series called by two different names Society of S and Ethical Vampire Novels I think that the second title is fitting The author really put a lot of thought and planning in to creating the world that Ariella Ari Montero lives in This is not a fluffy, YA n...


  10. says:

    3.5 Siendo sincera creo que es un libro muy bueno, la autora se alej en su mayor a de los clich s de vampiros tanto modernos como antiguos.Su narraci n es precisa, comprensible y r pida de leer.Realmente Raphael me enamor , tiene una elegancia y presencia muy caracter stica Ari igual que su padre, es una ni a fuerte e independiente, muy curiosa, que termina siendo un personaje entra able Su madre no tanto...


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The Society of S Ariella Montero Tem 12 Anos, Nunca Frequentou A Escola E Vivia Em Saratoga Springs Com O Pai, Que Lhe Ensinava Pessoalmente As Mat Rias Que Considerava Importantes Mas Ariella Tinha Consci Ncia De Que Era Diferente, E Ao Longo Dos Anos, Os Vagos Esclarecimentos Sobre O Desaparecimento Da Sua M E Agudizavam Essa Certeza A Vida De Ariella Altera Se Quando Dennis, O Cientista Assistente Do Laborat Rio Que O Pai Tem Na Cave, E Mrs Garrit, A Cozinheira, Sugerem Que A Jovem Deve Sair Para Fazer Um Pouco De Exerc Cio Ent O, Ariella Apercebe Se Que O Pai Um Vampiro E, Ap S Um Tr Gico Incidente, Parte Sozinha Em Busca Da M E E Da Sua Pr Pria Identidade Uma Hist Ria Escrita Com Estilo E Arte, Que Vem Dar Vida S Novas Gera Es De Vampiros Do Imagin Rio Colectivo Do S Culo XXI.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Society of S
  • Susan Hubbard
  • Portuguese
  • 04 June 2019

About the Author: Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard, born in upstate New York, is the author of two collections of short fiction, both winners of national prizes, and four novels The Society of S was published in May 2007 by Simon Schuster, and The Year of Disappearances, a sequel, was released in May 2008 The U.S paperback edition of The Year of Disappearances was published in 2009.The third volume in the Ethical Vampire ser