I always figured that I wasn't a fan of paranormal romance, specifically of the vampire persuasion. But, I have to admit that this series by Richelle Mead is really making me reconsider. I read [b:Twilight|41865|Twilight (Twilight, #1)|Stephenie Meyer|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1361039443s/41865.jpg|3212258] by Stephanie Meyer back during my undergrad and was not impressed. I think that Mead is a much stronger writer. Rose was much more fleshed out during this second go around and I really loved the progression and build up of the Strigoi attack and the imminent threat of danger throughout the entire novel. A solid second work. Can't wait to read the next one!