The Society of S

The Society of S

Paperback - 2008
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"If you ever want to hide from the world, live in a small city, where everyone seems anonymous."

That's the advice of twelve-year-old Ariella Montero, who lives with her father in Saratoga Springs, New York, in a house haunted more by secrets than by memories. The Society of S traces her journey south, to Asheville and Savannah, and on to Florida, as she learns that everything she knows about her family is a lie.

When she finds her mother, she learns the truth: Ariella is a fledgling member of the Society of S.

S stands for Sanguinists: a sect of environmentalists concerned with ethics and human rights -- although they happen to be vampires. S also stands for synesthete: a person able to see words and letters in colors. The letter S is lucky for Sara, Ariella's mother, who gravitates to cities such as Savannah and Sarasota. But will it be lucky for Ariella?

Susan Hubbard's novel is an intricate literary mystery that raises provocative questions about the way we live now. Ariella's voice will lure you into a world where you'll meet the others among us: vampires who cope with their special nature and need for blood in a variety of ways, ranging from the savage to the mundane to the scientific.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2008, c2007
Edition: First Simon & Schuster pbk edition
ISBN: 9781416534587
141653458X
Characteristics: 304 pages ;,22 cm.

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ginger_bug
Jul 31, 2012

Very different take on the vampire story. Dreamlike quality.

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LR_Seattle
Jun 22, 2011

I like a good YA vampire novel as much as the next person, and this was reasonably good. I was caught up in the mysterious, dark ambiance until about 2/3 through the book, when the author apparently grew tired of the story and decided to tie everything up a little too neatly and brightly. Up until then, I was hooked. Perhaps two books would have been better, ending this one with a cliffhanger?

musickluver21 Mar 20, 2011

Great Book series, I have been waiting for about 2-3 years for Susan Hubbard to write a third book and finally it is almost here. The series it self is just a really, really well written vampire book and it is so AWESOME. Everyone should read them.

samdog123 Sep 19, 2009

This book provides a very different take on vampires...12 year old Ariella discovers some family secrets. She's cool and clever and deals with them in her own unique way. For tweens and teens, its a really interesting read.

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