This is the first time I've read of vampires in the non-erotic sense, but in a deadly one. This reminded me of a Japanese anime I watched because vampires are feral, soulless beings.
I felt like I was watching a movie cause this one has the makings of a good one. The author set the mood well since I was caught up in the "we might die today" feeling and the characters were diverse. There were some scenes that annoyed me cause some of them were immature.
The events that followed were unpredictable cause I always sensed that danger lurked around. In a time of tragedy, self preservation kicks in and some deep-seated longings come out in the open. It's also good that the author conveniently mentions bits of history through some characters' musings.
All in all, this is a good read but it's really not my type of thriller.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)