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In short, too much time was spent on background details and not enough time was spent developing the main story.
Sorry to say that I was very disappointed in this book... I really wanted to like it and by the end felt I had wasted my time.
Robin Mckinley writes this story so that the fantasy is believable because it is written with real world raw emotions.
Best vampire novel I've ever read, though I guess that bar isn't set high. This book redefines your notions of what vampire stories ought to be.Published 1 day ago by Megan Adair Maller
Nancy pearl said this was one of the best vampire books. I agree. I really enjoyed this book. Style, story, characters. This book is really solid. Read morePublished 7 days ago by I. J Zelo
Not only an amazing story with the most realistic heroine I've read in any genre, but extremely well written. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Krysti Knoche
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I absolutely love this book. I even bought a hard copy and a kindle version just so I wouldn't ever have to go without this book. Read more
I've got to say that as far as vampire books go that this one of the best. I rarely re-read the books I've read and I've re-read this one countless times over the years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J-Lee
The cover was the best thing about this book. I am a sucker for nice cover art. The plot is weak, the characters are not developed, the writing style is running on, and on, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mudge
Yes, it has vampires, but it was written well before the Twilight series and is far superior. I'm not surprised it made it onto NPR's top 100 fantasy books list. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mkcl
Not your sexy vampire. Yet, when you need some one with Honor, the hero is great. Heroine learns how strong she can be, when you don't let done your friends.Published 2 months ago by Dragonhiss