What can I say? I so thoroughly enjoyed the previous four books that I was super hyped about getting my hands on this instalment. Disappointed? Yeah, sorta. The previous books had me hooked from page one. Read them all in record time and started to re-read them straight away. This one was a harder read. The writing was still as good, but the story was a bit urgggghhh. I can't say that I didn't enjoy it, there were some really good parts, some iffy parts and some pretty unbelievable parts - the whole V & the human relationship that he had going on. And we all know that vampire & human does not equal happiness. Remember how hard a time Rhage had when he met Mary? Lots of menacing threats from the Brothers, his fights to keep Mary with him? Gee, not a bit of that opposition when Jane came to visit. How could things have changed SO much?
The things I really did enjoy was the fleshing out of V's history, his shockng discovery of his parentage; John's continuing story and the snippits of his potential and the one really big "thing" that came up at the end of the book - a stray sibling not before mentioned. That alone will bring me back to the sixth part - plus Phury needs me, just as much as I need him.
Read the books in order, don't start at this one and you will be hooked as much as me and the legions of others who totally adore Ms Ward and her fantastic imagination. I look forward to the next book and the next and the next. Ms Ward is a force to be reckoned with now and in the future.