The prose is lovely, for the most part. The plot however, is rough and familiar. Typical gothic fare.
Let's see, how to sum this up.... I wasn't too impressed with the first chapter, but things improved a lot after that. I liked following Jessamy, Kai, and Ramsey's characters and storylines, and the story kept me interested even when I found the overall picture kind of bleak (this is, after all, a horror novel). The bleak feeling isn't my favorite, and I didn't really care much about Lucas or Asha's storyline (I prefer a more ambiguous demonic presence, apparently! Like Del's, for example...), but I liked the writing and the pace.
This author shows promise. This definitely doesn't read like it's her debut novel! The plot is approached a little differently then the norm for me, but I'd definitely recommend it to fans of the genre.
Not bad for a first book but a little boring in spots. I like a faster pace to my books - but intersting enough tht I will continue the series!