rating: 4 of 5 stars
First of all, this was not quite what I was expecting from this book, and that's a GOOD thing. Although friends I know had rated this highly, I was anticipating it to be rather weak in character development & just so much pap. Instead, I was very delighted to find the characters dimensional & the plot intriguing. The tension isn't of a classic-vampire/overly-dramatic sort, nor is it of a teenage angst variety, but instead it's more an internal struggle of heart versus head, presented in semi-comical & no-nonsense fashion. The author's descriptions are lush without being cloying, and the characters are believable without being stereotypical. I look forward to reading book 2, which is already waiting for me!
View all my reviews.