I was like everyone else (clamoring for Ash's book) and once it arrived I stayed in the recliner the entire weekend until it was finished. I knew that Ash had a hard life so I was braced for some of the things included in the story, but not all of them and at times it was difficult for me to read. I really loved this book and Ash. I would reccomend this series to anyone interested in Vampires, but I will also admit that this was not my favorite one. I rate it somewhere around 4 and half stars. It would have been a five but there were parts when it dragged on too long.