I am definitely off to a slow start, but I can finally check a book off of my summer bucket list goal to finish 6 books by the end of the season. I picked this book up at my favorite bookstore downtown a few months ago. The short summary on the back sounded like it would be a bit like a feminine Da Vinci Code... a bit of history, suspense, great lead characters, etc. and of course there's a dark, handsome vampire character to fall in love with. This is the first book of a trilogy, of which the 2nd book has just been released. I will definitely pick it up - this first book was an easy, entertaining read and I enjoyed the historical references woven with the fantasy of the witches' powers. It left off on a bit of a cliffhanger so I'm looking forward to read the next adventure. It's definitely not a crazy "I can't put it down" kind of book, but it was a good summer read.