Wonderful book. It was a smooth read and written so well that you always wanted to turn the page to see what was happening next. It is sad and poignant yet at the same time uplifting. The story of a child growing up and a friendship that knows no bounds (even though perverse) is always a good read.
The horror in the book is adequate in its quantity and quality. It avoids being over the top and ranks in the top 5 of my favorite vampire novels.