Feb 11, 11
Read in January, 2011
Camille is a female Van Helsing, but her prey is the werewolf; surprisingly populous in her corner of London. She is an unwilling participant in the battle against good and evil, having been forced into her trade after the death of her turned-werewolf father. Spending her teenage years in the care of an affluent doctor, she broods over her beautiful twin sister who is voluntarily confined in a psychiatric hospital and who holds strange power over Camille and her foster father. The promised romantic storyline blossoms when Camille instantly falls for the gorgeous, heartbreaking male protagonist -- a grave-robbing, rakish young lad who has only days before his own transformation into the wolf kind. Their love is sudden and unrealistic, given his wayward eye and her station as an aristocratic orphan. Horrific and unsatisfying. Stick with Stephenie Meyer if you want a lovestruck, impulsive heroine. The writing style is childish and the plot is at times dragging, at others rushed.