I love Vlad Tod! He's so relatable and normal, even though he's a half-vampire.
My main issue with this series is that Heather Brewer's female characters really lack depth. Since the major players are guys, it works fine anyway. But sometimes I wanted to shake those girls and yell, "Get a personality, sister!"
Anyway, Brewer does a great job of writing about boy teen angst, family issues, and a deep back-story of vampire-dom. Plus, I think she's such a cool lady!