This was actually an alright vampire romance book. I didn't expect to like it in the beginning because I immediately saw references to Twilight. I like my books original and unique. However, I did realize that these books were published years ago, wayy before Twilight. That helped soften the blow. Personally I didn't really like most of the characters except for Damon but I do suppose after reading the second installment, that will change. (At least that's what my friend said who recommended it to me.) I do think there is a good story and I'd like to see where it goes.