I bought both the book and then the audio upgrade since I love audiobooks. From the beginning, I was hooked on this book. This is not your typical high school book nor your typical vampire book. It has a new twist on both of them and boy did it work! This book has a bit of everything: vampires, coming of age, spy network, Washington DC power plays, a tiny bit if romance sprinkled in, high school jealousies, and the top 10%. It is a well rounded book that touches on so many different directions while at the same time weaving them all together so you don't get lost. It's very well done, and the narrator was very good as well. I recommend this book. I cannot wait to continue in the series! 5 STARS!!