I'd forgotten that I actually tried to read this book until I noticed a lot of posts about the author today on GR. I original bought the book while on a trip to the UK. The cover and black-tipped pages caught my eye. The book, physically speaking, is quite beautiful. Too bad the story didn't grab me at all and ultimately I couldn't finish it.It reminded me a lot of a hybrid of Twilight and Anne Rice's vampires series. Purple prose and mysterious, mysteries that didn't seem to lead to anything substantial or even close to really resembling a coherent narrative. Each time I tried to read it my mind would wander and I'd put it down. Still, the publishers did a great job of making a tempting package for a so so story.