I don’t really read high fantasy. It’s not really because of the setting or how worlds have to be created, but it’s because it’s usually just not relatable to the reality I live in. However, Holly Black’s writing style and how she describes going on in the story.
The actual story is about a girl named Tana who lives in a world where vampires have existed for years on end. She ends up at a party alone one night, and when she wakes up the next day in her “friend’s” bathtub, she finds her ex boyfriend tied and bitten with the infection that turns people into vampire, and he is going into the “Cold” state, where he is human AND has the ability to turn into a vampire if he drinks human blood within eighty something days. When she finds her ex, she also finds a vampire, Gavriel, who helps Tana and her ex come up with a solution and ends up being a part of a big vampire conundrum.
I’m just a little tired of vampires by this point. Seen vampires stories too often to be amused or excited by them, plus with everyone’s Twilight phase over and done with, I was really surprised when I was truly enjoying the book and story. I even finished it in just a couple days. It was truly a good read.
Hope I gave you some insight,