I almost wish I could write 2 completely separate reviews for this book. One for the first half and one for the second. I absolutely could not get into reading this book for a little more than the first 200 pages. I wasn't connecting with the characters at all, the story seemed to drag on and on, and I had absolutely no interest in the storyline. But somewhere around the 1/2 way, that all changed. It's like it finally decided to have substance. The story finally decided to go somewhere, and that somewhere was pretty great!The second half, I was able to connect with Meena, who ended up being funny and charming. I was able to read and enjoy the story and all the connecting characters on a level that wasn't there previously. It ended up being a really fun spoof of a modern day Dracula tale. There were a lot of really funny quirks that made fun of other vampire books. Little subtle jokes about Edward, Sookie, even a quick mention of Strigio (from the Vampire Academy series). My favorite character of all had to be Alaric Wulf, the vampire hunter. He was absolutely hilarious from the time he entered the book until his last scene. He definitely worked a little of that "Alaric Wulf magic" on me! I was rooting for him the whole way.If I was could only rate the 2nd half of this book, it would be a 5 star for me. I read as many pages last night, in a span of only a few hours, as i had for 5 days trying to get through the earlier sections. But, never-the-less, I must rate the book as a whole. To be honest, if this hadn't have been a read for a tour site, I probably would have quit it before it ever had a chance to get good. I'm very thankful that I didn't.