This book is awesome!! I'm reading it right now n I love it!
Me too i loved reading it, i cant wait to read the other books
I really like this series so let me begin by first saying I am not poo pooing on the series because I do like it. But I am also taking a literary theory class right now so it is hard not to notice stuff like this right now when I'm reading since that is what I have been having to do all semester. But I was just reading and I noticed that this book is kind of culturally unpolitically correct. The good guys are vampires who only take enough blood from their victims to survive. They are noble, proud, and believe that their honor means everything to them. They have a guidelines and rules of conduct and regular vampires, must obey the vampire generals, who must obey the princes so their is law and order. The Vampaneze on the other hand are the bad guys. Their name had ethnic connotations to begin with. But then to make them more ethnically different they have turned purple from gorging themselves on blood. They don't just take what they need to survive they kill their victims greedily. They eventually go mad from bloodlust. They have no ruling members like the Vampires so they are essentially anarchists. I was just reading this thinking to myself this could easily offend someone if they read between the lines. Granted the author probably didn't intend this reading, I feel that sometimes we read to much into things that are supposed to be just simple escapist fiction but at the same time authors should be careful about the messages they might be sending, especially to young impressionable readers. I'm an adult reading this book but a younger kid which is the target audience for this series is a little more susceptable. On the other hand they're also less likely to see those sort of things in the book their reading but it is hard to say how many mixed messages do manage to get through. Just food for thought. I thought it was something worth sharing.