This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. — Dorothy Parker
I was looking for something brainless to read at the gym and picked up what I thought would be a ripoff of Anne Rice. Instead, it was a Buffy ripoff written at the tenth grade level packed with descriptive passages that rivaled the work of Robert Jordan for repetitiveness and needless detail. L.A. Banks makes Laurell K. Hamilton look like Jane Austen. It might be less awful than Touched By Venom, but I refused to suffer through more than 1.5 chapters to find out.
Note: this is exactly why I go to libraries instead of buying books. Ninety percent of everything is crap, but the crap need not both waste your time and pick your pocket.