I have a love/hate relationship with books featuring vampires. Some focus on aspects I’m not fond of or feel like carbon copies of other books and stories. Very few have the right mix of things to draw me in. Reining In (The Network) does just that.
The main character Khalida isn’t your typical vampire. She is a creature of emotion and secrets, one who feels all too human. Her personality and her novel approach to living in a human dominated world are two of the things that drew me to the book. Like Khalida, the other characters in the book are fleshed out. Each one has their own motivations and secrets which play a part in the story.
As a whole, the story is enjoyable. There are a few twists and turns as you learn more about Khalida and her current situation. The author is able to impart a sense of urgency without rushing the plot.
The author could have added a little bit more information about the vampires of her world. This didn’t hurt the story or my enjoyment.