The first read of 2009 did not turn out to be a good one. It was actually one of the worst books I have ever read. I forced myself to finish it, even though all I wanted to do was put it down and never pick it up again. It is a complicated (but boring) plot about Evangeline Harker, an assistant producer at a hit American news show who travels to Romania to meet with a gangster (named Torgu) to see if he will be on her show. Pretty much everything goes wrong and Evangeline is held hostage in a remote Romanian hotel. Perhaps Torgu is a vampire (I can never actually figure out what he is) but he is for sure a freak. The books had the potenial to be good but the biggest fault is that it is very obvios that even though the book is mostly narrated by a woman, it is written by a man. There are very weird sex scenes in this novel that are so far-fetched and ridiculous; and obviosly a male fantasy. I wish this book had have been better.I wish my first book of 2009 was spectacular....I guess I have to hope the next 50 wıll be spectacular!