Better. 3.5.Is Tatius channeling Eric to anyone else, in a way? Will read the 3rd one,if only for hopes of seeing more of a certain neon-haired, multiple-pierced, leather-and-mesh-clad ancient vampire. Ahem.Still bored to death by the Kita-Nathaniel pairing. I also don't like Nathaniel.Brooding,lonesome vamps belong in YA novels,where they can shine in all their fairy-tale glory.(no,I actually mean that as a good thing.Really.) But here,I just kept going "Gah!Get over yourself already and quit whining!" Bleh.Book was quite good except for these two things.