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on 24 July 2012
So I saw the trailer for this book on Youtube and was immediately excited about it. I am currently in the middle of reading about 10/11 books and didn't really want to start another, but when I began it, I couldn't really stop.
It is a book that keeps you guessing where the plot is heading. With most stories, you can almost map the plot from the first few chapters. All my thoughts of the authors intentions dissipated with chapter 4. And it all changed again later on.
The characters are interesting and fun to read. The B-Team have a real family feel to them and you know that they care and trust each other.
The only gripe I have with the book is the writing. Most of the time it's fine, but occasionally it's a little jarring. The first chapter has a conversation between three or four vampires with each one being referred to as first vampire, second vampire, etc. leaving it to feel like a movie script. Later on, during Lily's training, she is given a lecture. And it is a lecture. It feels like one, as if you're reading a 'how to' book on killing vampires rather than a novel about killing vampires.
So, all in all, a great book. One of the best I've read in a long time and one that has surprised me on more than one occasion. Read this if you want an unpredictable story and a return to dangerous, unsparkly vampires.