This was a difficult one to review. The story itself had a great foundation and a fairly unique perspective. Vampires and humans are trying to live in peace - and one of the efforts to help this along is a school where vampires and human teenagers can all attend together. Now, many of the vampires attending are actually far older than their peers, yet they still behave the age they appear. When Kula shows up to start schoo, she has no idea of her past and lineage. She is one of the few half human/half vampires in the world - which puts her in an awkward position of choosing sides. She is also the offspring of the strongest vampire leader, Count Dracula. There is a lot of background here to explore and have fun with - and the story attempts to do that.
The downside is that the characters really don't go anywhere. They don't grow or learn from their lessons - just continue to be the same people. It's always bothered me when leading characters just don't develop or mature. There was so much potential for growth that just didn't go anywhere - See more at: http://hotofftheshelves.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-tour-review-and-giveaway.html#sthash.gbpAmsuk.dpuf
This book is a tedious read. I had to read it in chunks with large breaks between each. I am not all that impressed. In fact, I think the author was more impressed than I, the reader, as he tries time and time again to give a shock effect with the data. Mind you, the data is shocking, but the style of writing and the tone of Flowers is flat that I was just blasé sometimes. Or perhaps it is because of the far superior book I had read previous to this one: Sex for Sale (a collection of well researched academic essays), which is more comprehensive and up to date, although not as well focused on the prostitution of minors.
The book is divided into five main parts, each with it's own subsections.