It's like a paranormal Jane Austin novel. Which I love Jane Austin! This was so different and unique I was mesmerized. Thank goodness I got it on audio or else I would have been useless until the book was done. The book does a great job introducing the world and the main characters. Alexia is very funny. I enjoyed her conversations, especially those with Lord Maccon and the flamboyant vampire (who I forget the name of). It was a very fun book to read and I am starting on book 2 already.