...even if vampires were stupid Especially American vampires. They hung out in places Alaric himself would never have gone, especially if he were immortal. Such as high school. And Walmart. p.28As much as I love Meg Cabot's young adult books, I really love her adult books. The characters are much more rounded and usually don't make me feel like shaking anyone. Meena is pretty well just awesome. She has the power to see when a person is going to die and so that makes her much more sympathetic to others. She is very relatable, with her frustrations with her job and her relationships. I really liked her and her brother and her neighbors. I was less than infatuated with Lucien and the vampire slayer, Alaric. Alaric, in particular, was my least favorite character.
I thought the story was fun and fresh and enjoyed all the digs at the current vampire trend. I like that the vampires were real vampires, teeth and seduction and blood drinking, and were unapologetic about it. Meena's gift adds another great element to the story and I hope that this is the beginning of a series. If it's not, then the story stands very well on its own. But I'd like to hear more about Meena and her new adventures.