I know it's cliche to say a book is a breath of fresh air, but I can't for the life of me find another phrase that accurately describes how I feel about this one. From the author's world of being able to pull magically created items out of books to his fresh take on various breeds of vampires created, not by evolution or a virus, but from the minds of authors themselves, I find myself completely taken away by this world. I cannot wait to read the next one.
And, I have to say, Smudge is completely adorable for a spider that can engulf himself in flames. :)