This is my all time favorite writer, the most original you will ever read. This story is one of her weakest however it holds together well enough that I have listened to it already several times. Well worth the money. Let's agitate to get her other stuff on audio!
The best way to explain this book is that it was as if it was written for a young adult audience (it's clearly not because the themes are mature) because the writing is very formal and unnecessarily repetitive. The dialog between the characters is unnatural. While the "universe" of vampires that was created by the author was fantastic, this particular story was not very interesting. The legal trial at the end was particularly boring.