2.5 starsI liked Mallory better than the main character. The author was beyond lengthy with explanations and it took forever for anything to happen. All of the action aka good stuff happened in the last 10% of the book. Far too political, not enough action. I am intrigued by the Ethan/Morgan/Merit triangle but I don't know if it's enough of a lure to read book #2. I keep coming back because I remember things that bugged me.Merit, no dating/no interests from guys yet the most powerful vamps from 2 different houses are pounding on her door. UGH.