This was an enjoyable epic love story. I didn't love it the way most people seem to; I felt like so much of it was totally unnecessary, both in content as well as style. Very repetitive and monotonous. And the fact that Vadim never regretted his actions, and in fact idealized it, never felt sorry... I just found that difficult to swallow. He's a hard character to like.
I'll continue to read the series but unfortunately it didn't hook me the way it did others.