Like other reviews have mentioned, Half Blood has an awful lot of similarities to a certain set of books called vampire academy... and i know that ethically this should go against my moral fibre etc, but i honestly didnt care because this book was AWESOME.I dont know how to explain it, but in bits where Vampire Academy went wrong, Half-blood went right and in the second half where the story gets a little more original, the story actually becomes much more addictive. Alex, quite simply, is very likeable. You want to become friends with her asap. AND she knows how to kick but. I cant fricken wait for book 2. PS. Team Seth. officially swooning.