I read a lot of paranormal fantasy (well, I read a lot of scifi of all types) and I had a hard time getting "into" this story. This is the first in a..Show More » new series by a young author, and is reasonably well written. However, the characters are a bit immature. The book is not YA, per se, but the characters are in their 20's, fresh out of grad school and all seem rather puerile, both in their reactions and dialogue. The protagonist, Zoe, is also a bit too 'whiny" in much of the novel for my tastes ("oh, Will can't find out about my beast side...)
This book does have a lot of good action scenes and globetrotting, which makes it worth the member's list price. The addition of archeological history (the protagonist is a professional archaeologist) is a positive addition for me as well as the world-building aspect of the "fangborn" (those of beastly, vampiric or oracular bent.) I will more than likely check out the 2nd volume in this series to see where Cameron takes her world building and in hopes for some better character development and a thicker plot.
The narrator does a fair job with the male and female characters.
If I could, I'd give the story 3.5 stars. The book is very busy, which is good, but there's almost too many characters to remember. I also didn't like..Show More » how the book ended on a cliffhanger. The main character finds herself drawn to ancient fangborn artifacts all over the world while simultaneously running from evil, dodging her own people, and battling protectors. The narrator's voice tends to give the main character a whiney, irritating, and grating persona.