I was born with a reading list I will never finish.
I was very pleased with this. I didn't think the overall direction of the book was that new (following a character as they turned, etc.) but I think the execution was well done.
I loved the world building though. I liked the whole idea of vampire cities ruled by vampire princes and humans being caught in the middle of it all. It was interesting to see how Kagawa built a world with vampires as the ruling class and how she managed the interactions between humans and vampire.
I liked Allie quite a bit. I understood her and her actions, even though some were harsh. I thought she was a well written character that was easy to follow through the journey.
I was a little peeved with Zeke though. He was far too perfect for the world that Kagawa built. No one, and I mean no one, gets to be 17 in that environment and is that precious. It just doesn't happen. They either become hardened/jaded/etc or they die. That character, though integral to the plot, was a bit of a bummer for me. And the interactions between Zeke and Allie seemed a bit forced.
However, this book was saved and gets a full 4 stars for the other great characters. Jackal was a fun villain and I am hoping the series continues with that. Kanin was a great tutor to Allie but I am more interested in his history and exploring that path farther. Luckily that seems to be where we are heading for the rest of the series.