I was expecting a good book from some of the reviews critics were giving her, but critics normally can't review a book if their life counted on it.
I found the critics worshipping her age more then her actual writing ability. I read the book for myself and I am ashamed to even think she has influence upon young writers. Her writing quality is around below average to average. Around a C-.
Starting with the synopsis... Sarah Vida is on a journey to slay Nicolas, a "deadly" vampire who marks his victims.
Sarah: annoying with her tough girl and "independent" attitude when in actuality she can't take care of herself. Some here have quoted: "Buffy look alike." I agree, she looks very similar to the TV star who portrays the character. Only this one is very weak and stupid when it comes to making decisions.
Chris: mainly a poetic wimp that isn't that strong. He is practically a geek boy worshipping over the "hot" girl and it is pathetic. The poems are stupid and Nissa, his sister describes him like an obsessive maniac.
Kris: the more vile side of Chris was a killer, not very original, sounds like someone that Buffy was linked to. There is nothing that interesting about him and nothing catches my attention in this one.
Nicolas: another "very tough" vampire, are there any vampires in her books that actually have brains? He doesn't even die, it's just like Demon in My View, Aubrey is suppose to kill Jessica and he doesn't. Here, too, she doesn't kill the main objective.
Nissa: a wimping a good two shoe vampire.
The characters--you don't know much about them. Amelia never explains the reasons behind their actions. WHy are her vampires in high school, I was in high school and it was the last place I wanted to be!!! But of course I graduated... but why high school? Are these vampires that behind in knowledge?
Amelia has improved in her writing but lacks many qualities. The book isn't as superficial, but the romance reminds me of Demon... it shows how much Amelia does her research... she doesn't do any. If I were her I would ask others who have been in relationships.
She also doesn't get too involved with the Witches. I don't know much about them, and the fighting is poorly done. These vampires don't seem strong when she fights them.
Overall I only can give her 2 stars.