The first 2 books were a page-turner. (This review is for books 1 and 2)
Pros: I loved the characterization, the voice, and the characters. The plot was good if somewhat predictable, with a Buffy vibe (the Buffy and Angel forbidden love thing between Aurora and Fane), but I still really enjoyed it. The pace was quick, and the romance scenes were sweet and touching. The dialogue was amazing, too.
In the first and second book, I hard time with the suspension-of-disbelief over a few plot points that almost made me stop reading. One, this secret government sector that hunts vampires was never fully explained or how they picked people to join. Two, Aurora is 18, so her mom couldn't legally sign anything on her behalf. Three, I felt like Aurora didn't ask enough questions about these agents or do any research on them. She just kinda accepted this program without too much of a fight or questions. Or her mom for that matter. Why didn't she question these guys or look into them, or consult her husband before signing the contract? I mean, I get it. I would do anything to save my own kid, but I'd have questions. Lots of them. Five, the reader is told (never shown) that Aurora is taking martial arts classes after school. But when? It is mentioned, but after school, she never goes. She never uses any fighting skills or talks about her kickboxing classes. She never once mentions the training or how the course is going, or feeling exhausted afterwards. Those type of classes leave you sore and worn out! Six, the grammar needs to be polished. It didn't really hurt the reading quality, but with a better edit, it would read more smoothly. Seven, how could the government possibly known that Aurora had an AB negative blood type? An explanation would be good.
Anyway, besides my few complaints, these are great books. I already ordered book 3, and I can't wait to read it!