It's difficult to capture this book... I'm not the "usual" reader of this genre. I don't usually "do" vampires; but several of my Goodreads friends have read this series, and I was curious. They're supposed to be well-written - smart - sexy. And this book, the first of the series, definitely is all of that.How to describe Wrath? Beth? Darius? Marissa? So many emotions... so much change... so much to absorb and learn and be fascinated by in this "new world" created by J.R. Ward.Dark? Yes. Erotic? No, not in my book - sexy, some steam, yes. Lots of fighting and action. Lots of views into others' lives. Lots of questions and mysteries yet to be answered.But I fear that I'm hooked.