This was a very interesting fantasy book - shapechangers, magic -users, vampires all in a familiar modern setting. The author left it VERY open and there are a lot of loose ties. For example, we don't know a lot about the protagonist - only that she has something in her past, something in her blood, that we, and her contemporaries in the novel, need to know. Got me hooked. But I hate waiting for the next book. Enjoyable quick read.