This book was great and I read it in an evening because I couldn't put it down. It WAS nice not having to skim over all the repetitive sex (OMG--must be something wrong with me when it just gets boring!). This one had some vampire politics and action in it. GREAT!
I was happy to see that "Cookie Monster" is back, and I hope for good. I liked his character earlier so was anticipating a return.
Edward is, as usual, just awesome, and it fit into the story-line that he brought his stepson with for this adventure.
Overall, it was a wonderful read and I'm looking forward to the next one!