Sparkly vampires, these are not. Thank god for that. I truly didn't know what to expect from this book when I first heard about it. It seemed like a book I would enjoy for sure, but I had so many book series that I wanted to catch up on, and only a couple dollars here and there each month to spend on those sequels. If I could see my past self now, I would've punched the living day lights out of him. I waited way too long to invest in a copy of this book. I did not want to put it down. In fact, I'm almost tempted to jump back in, read it one more time before moving on.
It was beautifully written. The characters are oh so clever. The take on the vampire mythos is absolutely refreshing. I very much look forward to the day the second book goes on preorder. Until then, I'll ride myself over with Blood in the Skies, which I plan on ordering now when I order Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch.