I went into this thinking it was going to be your typical YA vamp book, but it was so much more than I expected! These vamps aren't your normal suave vamps, nor your moping broody vamps, they were so much more and still a combination of both. These vamps feel nothing, all of their nerve endings are dead. They literally live a life of internal torment and the only thing that eases it is the kill. What's great about this one is that although these vamps are completely evil, with no redeemable qualities, once Lenah (who was the queen-bee vamp) becomes human she's one of the best characters I've ever read.How can a vamp that lived a vicious, murderous life for centuries still charm me with her innocence? Her joy at the first time she felt the textures of fabrics, or the rain on her skin after becoming human was completely infectious. Lenah was one of the most complex characters I've ever read. She's a complete genius, yet completely naive about everyday things. She's was completely lost when she saw a stereo, but could speak 25 languages fluently. I just loved her so much, even in the flashbacks to her evil days.Rhode, although only in the book for a short time, still managed to charm me completely by his love and devotion to Lenah. A man who literally would lay down his life for his woman, swoon!Tony was a fantastic quirky, artist, best friend character. So funny and reliable!I also liked that in this book, even the mean girls ended up being redeemable before everything was over with!Action-packed and full of mystery and intrigue, this book kept my attention and made me feel for these characters so much. I really came away from this book thinking of Lenah as a friend and I can't wait to see where book two will take us after the way this one ended!