A very interesting paranormal ride. Alex is forced to come to grips with the fact that he’s not quite human. The characters in the book are very vivid and real, and the storyline is nearly perfect, taking you from mundane teen life through so much more (I don’t want to spoil it for anyone). Some people have mentioned that there are typos in the book. I only noticed three, and I’ve seen more than that from “best-seller” books. There may have been more, but I was too engrossed by the story to notice, and they didn’t really bother me.
The language used and subject matter lead me to suggest that this NOT be given to your teen kids. This isn’t young-adult-harry-potter fiction, people. As the name implies, there are some disturbing things in the book, and the author doesn’t hold any punches. He really is what the name implies, and the issues he deals with require some maturity to understand and deal with. But if you’re of consenting age, wanting a good, dark, paranormal book… this one is a great read.
I would rate it a 5+ out of 5. I rarely read a book a second time. After all, I know the ending, so why read it again? This is one of those books I’ll probably read again. It’s not the ending that makes this book great (although, there’s nothing wrong with it), it’s the ride getting there.
Pros: Dark & twisted (in a way that I really enjoy), fast-paced, amazingly-defined characters.
Cons: A couple of typos, but nothing that takes you out of the plot. Not for the young reader.