I was a little dubious about reading yet another book about vampires and werewolves...I wondered whether it was possible to read something new in this genre. But I am so glad that I opened this book and started reading. It IS different. It IS a new and refreshing take on the vampire/werewolf genre.
For me, there is nothing worse than feeling you know where the plot is leading so this novel didn't disappoint...there were enough twists, turns and surprises to keep me intrigued and wanting to keep reading.
I loved the way it was written - dark, mysterious, somehow with not only a feeling of old but a modern feel too.
The main character, Constance, is a very interesting character and I found myself caring about her very much...I loved the way that who/what she is emerges slowly throughout the book.
I don't want to give anything away (as I myself hate having preconceived ideas before reading a book) but I will say that this novel has so many levels - it has emotion, it can be unsettling and disturbing at times, there are exiting and `on the edge of your seat' moments, and there is a depth to it that somehow comments on humanity....I felt that there was an underlying message and that as a reader we can take that or leave it, I didn't feel that it was forced on me in any way. This novel, to me, is more than a story (but what a great story it is!).
I found myself hungering for more when I finished this novel...a sign of a good book indeed!