(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Despite feeling that vampires are vastly over-used in fiction, I was curious enough about what this book would be like to request a copy of it.
I did like reading the first half of the book. It was good to see the story focus primarily on human detectives having to deal with the issue of facing a creature that should only exist in fiction. The first scene did a really good job of drawing me into the book… but since I had no idea what was on the disk, I was a bit on edge until I was able to see the video through the eyes of some of the other characters.
I didn’t much like JayJay or Josh during the book… but Josh was especially irritating, since he seemed like a nice guy from the outside… but he made my skin crawl when I was reading from his point of view.
I did find Alex to be an interesting character and it was good to see her trying to deal with the possibility of vampires. I did think the opinions of the other characters involved did make sense… except for Richard, who seemed to have quite a lot going on in his head deep down.
There were a lot of dark scenes in this book and I thought there were a lot of good descriptions. The second half of the book was a bit more difficult to get behind. I wasn’t actually sure what to make of the vampiric characters, even though it was good to see that they weren’t dark, brooding, romantic heroes. And I found it interesting to get glimpses into Jack’s past, as well as to see the other kinds of vampires.
I did get a bit confused about what was going on with the different groups formed in the vampires, but I liked the fact that Alex saw the potential danger in arresting a presumed vampire. While there were some aspects that were quite fantastical, I actually felt that a lot of the reactions of the characters made sense and were realistic.
I did find this book to be entertaining to read, even if it was hard in places. I’d be interested in reading a sequel to this book at some point in the future.