Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 5 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: Blog TourReviewer: CrayolaKymChapter 1 right out of the door starts with Winship’s noteworthy hack and slash writing. ‘Daniel ducked, a breeze ruffling his brown hair as massive claws slashed overhead to decapitate the unfortunate sapling beside him.” Okay, so Daniel is actually felling a tree, but within moments he is towered over by a beast and fighting ensues. This book is actually a prelude to the first two books and gives you more details that were lacking in the story line and you learn more about the characters and how society, including humans, Vampires, and Vaempires all come together and put differences aside for the Christmas holiday. Delving deeper into the teen’s personal lives and pasts, it was refreshing to learn more about the relationship between Cassandra and Vielyn, and how Daniel admittedly was smitten with her. This book delves into the scientific area of finding a suitable blood alternative for the Vaempires that will sustain them, but nothing seems to be working and time is obviously running out as the Vaempires grow impatient. While I’d like to end with something catchy, if you have read the first two books, you already know where this story goes. If you haven’t read the first two books, I don’t suggest reading this book until you have as it would dissolve a certain amount of suspense strategically placed into the books.