Interesting take on vampires and drug addiction. Who knew. Brutal short story featuring vampires and red necks. I enjoyed the story, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't like bloody horror stories.
I liked the characters and plot. The Balancers are a very interesting idea, magical immortal humans set to protect other humans and the balance between the supernatural and natural.
I found myself really liking most of the characters. The way the two main characters interacted was interesting and something I hadn't run across before. Unfortunately there was quite a cliff hanger at the end of the book, I guess I'll have to buy the next book when it comes out.
This is a very good book and I recommend it to urban fantasy readers.
The plot is very straight forward. I agree with a number of the other reviewers that the young adult audience this book is meant for will probably enjoy it. That said:
Shuler's take on the vampire legends is very interesting and I liked it. Through out the book I went back and forth between enjoyment and not liking it at all. I found Kai irritating and too clingy most of the time, then he'd do or say something and I would like him. A very fast read, I read it in about 4 hours. I can recommend this for your teen age girls. I read a number of books of this type when I was a teen and really enjoyed them.
There is a cliff hanger ending and I really would like to know what happens in the next book.
I really liked this book, it caught my attention from the beginning. Interesting characters and plot twists.
Ms. Linwood knows how to grab your attention and also how to make sure you come back for that second book. Quite the cliff hanger.
Though like pointed out by some of the other reviewers, you need a different proof reader. It didn't detract from the story, but I had to pause and interpret some sentences before continuing.