This is much like the first one in both style and feel. The plot has progressed of course and Vladimir has progressed and developed more by the time you reach the end of this book. It has the same light feel to it but there are more serious moments in this one and less jokes tossed around. The commas have calmed down significantly, or at least it didn't bother me as much in this one. And thankfully there were more pages to this one then the last one, but the plot still moves as quickly as before. There is a bit of a problem with me knowing what's going to happen before hand, but I'm having a hard time deciding if it's the lack of originality or me just being too good at guessing. I really like how the vampire government is set up, and it makes it seem like there is a lot of thought behind these rather small books. I can't say I'm terribly attached to the characters, I mean I enjoy Vlad a lot but I'm not hooked on him or the other characters for that matter. I don't feel for them, or at least it hasn't really grown any from the last book.