I have never read a vampire novel in my life. I have never even seen a vampire movie. I was hesitant to read these books; scared I'd be bored, or scared spitless.
I began reading and realized a few things immediately; the book was a very easy read, and the language used had very little depth to it. I was not enveloped in the storyline, but not bored. The books seemed, as a whole, very juvenile and contrived. I felt that all of the situations were far too convenient; it wasn't horrifying, as I had imagined a vampire story to be. That being said: I would recommend this book to pre-teens, ages 10 and up. The story isn't terribly gruesome but has enough to keep the kids excited about it. It won't give them nightmares, but it's suspenseful. Adults may be bored by the "soft" storyline, especially if they are used to typically graphic vampire stories, although it is a nice easy read for a lazy evening.