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    Deliciously gory, tastelessly dull main character.

    Chele Cooke's writing is clever, fast-paced, and sophisticated without being rigidly dull. There were some parts where I stumbled a little due to the quick pace and the time crunch of the narrative, but any sort of questions that I had about Cooke's brand of vampiric siring was answered by the end. I've read vampire books in the past but they were mostly YA-orientated: Vampire Academy, Twilight, etc. When it comes down to supernatural creatures I favour werewolves over vampires, but this was a nice new read for 2015. The characters were morally grey at best, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The older vampires have a system that's carefully made up of rules about turning, siring, and consent (for the most part). On the other hand, there are vampires (like August, who is one of the more complex characters of the novel) who will find loopholes in order to gain power and collect allies to further their own goals. My favourite character was Spencer, a vampire who's been part of the nightly charade for a while now (nearly six years) but is still too young to know and accept all of the rules that comes along with vampirism. His relationship was August was fun to read about because they're not perfect people. They still have misunderstandings and get angry with each other's actions. On the other hand, we have Thomas. He was my least favourite part of the book. He's the new guy, the audience surrogate who's confused about the new world that he's been thrust into. He should be easy to sympathize with but I just found him boring and predictable. He'd be more interesting if he cared more about that medical internship, because then he'd have to learn how to deal with smelling blood constantly during his future career. Instead he pines over some girl at a coffee shop that he's too stupid to ask out (and hopefully get rejected by) and (murders a bunch of people at said coffee shop due to feeding on a junkie earlier that evening). He calls a dead woman beautiful and messes up so much in his first three days that I'm surprised that somebody didn't shove a stake through his heart! If I was the leader of a band of vampires masquerading in a human world I would NOT want this guy around. Anyway, Cooke's novel is less than 200 pages, so it's a quick read that ends on a cliffhanger. I just hope that we don't have to wait a full year in order to see a continuation of this series.
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    This story didn't flow naturally, it seems a little forced. I had to keep going back to it to read it. The beginning and middle was hard to stay interested, but the ending was just getting good when the story just stopped. No ending, it just stopped abruptly.
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    Loved each and every page!! I wanted More ,looking forward to continuing the series!!

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