I did not know how to rate this book. I like the story, but I did not like the style of writing. It could have been a fast paced exciting book, however the narrative was slow and filled with statements along the lines of: the vampire turned his head, the sneaky vampire... the master vampire... the monster... etc. All these interjections, stating again and again that he was a vampire, a monster, a master vampire, wily, sneaky just got annoying and for me detracted from the story. We know what he is, he's the main character after all! With snappier writing this could be a very good story, as it is I would still like to know what happens next, but I'm not sure if I can read another.