Wonderfully written and brought to life. I love the fact that Caine wrote a supposedly 'YA' Vampire novel, that wasn't childish in any way. It lacked the cheesy, flowery dialogue that many of the books lumped into that genre' seem to favor. This story was smart, fast paced, believable and kept me up reading far too late last night. In my opinion, this was just as good as Twilight, but had a much more adult edge to it (which i loved).However...the last few paragraphs of this book, nearly gave me heart failure. I have never seen a book end with such a dramatic cliffhanger before, and all i can say is, thank goodness I have book 2!