I love a good dystopian novel and when the cause of the breakdown in the everyday social order of things is supernatural in origin, you can count me in.
Each book in this trilogy is told from the point of view of a different character, an idea I liked very much. I always appreciate fiction that focuses in on specific character's emotional challenges as well as following a narrative arc with plenty of action. Here, it's Alexa who's torn between her vampire boyfriend and loyalty to humankind. Love makes you throw aside all other considerations and the conflict was very tense, in addition to the challenges of surviving in a post-apocalyptic universe.
The book is told in the first person, which is always a brave choice when there's a long and complex story to be told, but it works here and the benefit is the emotional intimacy the reader receives from Alexa telling her own story. It's also told in the present tense, which I don't always go for in a novel but here it worked because it added a sense of immediacy to the narrative, appropriate in a novel with plenty of action.
(reviewed 48 days after purchase)