A different take on the vampire in a young adult novel that was far more interesting and satisfying than Twitlight (yes, I did that on purpose) could ever be. Was it perfect? No. Did Mink smack of being a spoiled Mary Sue? Yes. Did the story seem like a person's fantasy explanation of circumstances faced by someone raised without a father? Hell yes- although I never went the vampire route, I had some pretty off the wall and fantastical explanation for the deadbeat scum that sired me.
That said, it was a good and entertaining read. So good in fact, that I purchased the next book in the trilogy immediately after I finished the first last night (I also started the first last night) and didn't crash until I finished it- around two this morning. I am looking forward to the third.
I received a free copy of Rising Tide via Book Review 22 last night. I have a few other reviews to write for them, but this book grabbed me and demanded to be done first.