This book was an excellent read and hard to put down! I loved the fact that I never quite had the story figured out until the very end. I've read many vampire inspired novels, but this one was different. I felt transported to Transylvania right along with the main character of the story, Theodora Lestrange. Theodora travels from Scotland to visit an old school friend, Cosmina, and to celebrate Cosmina's betrothel. When she arrives, she realizes that all is not as it seems, and her scholary views start to give way to local folklore. This book has mystery, tragedy, romance, and superstition all rolled into one...a GREAT read!