I never really review books I don’t like, but with this book I hope to give a fair and informative review. First lets start up with the plot that goes with this story. A boy named Jamie Carpenter’s mother is kidnapped one night, and Jamie finds himself in Department 19, a clan of butt kicking vampire slayers including some very interesting characters from famous stories including Frankenstein, Dracula (he’s the bad guy, not the good guy) Van Helsing, and so on. The department turns out to be a lot stranger than it sounds, and Jamie’s father might have been a part of the group before he was violently shot down. The plot itself is only the beginning of a crazy and exciting adventure, except the many places (and I mean MANY) where it drags and leaves the reader bored and trash talking the book. The good parts are good, and exciting but there aren’t many of them. The book jumps around from years before the book itself takes place, back to the present, and back and forth that really bothered me. The biggest problem I had with the book is the overly used gore and violence. It’s very disturbing. An example is shown, “Both her legs were snapped mid thigh, the white bones piercing the blood-soaked jeans she was wearing. Her left foot was horribly twisted at the ankle, and the right was missing three toes, the red stumps bright in the fading light.” From page 44 of the book. The violence doesn’t stop their, in other chapters people’s throats are slit and cut upon, a man rips out his friends tongue, and the author describes the ripping noise, and the blood pouring from the man’s mouth. I feel that if the book was shorter and less gory I would of enjoyed more. The sex isn’t too bad, only including sweet kisses, a seductive kiss to distract a person, and some sexual jokes. A character smokes, and a vampire drug called Bliss is dealed. A man knows about the dealing, but ignores that fact. The swearing is mild and not used that much. I won’t read the sequel if I can help myself. Enjoy.