My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Quick, a story about vampires or the undead as they are referred to for most of the book, in Victorian London, started out with such promise as the author atmospherically described two of the main characters childhood. She also wrote a really lovely romantic relationship in the early part of the book. But then it all changed and the book became more of an action story and then it started to drag a bit, I wanted to know how the story ended, I just wanted it to hurry up and get there. There were occasional bits of brilliance again, I particularly liked a chapter where you find out what happens to one of the side characters after the big action scene the whole book had been pretty much solely dedicated to leading up to and again there is a really nice relationship between two of the characters at the end of the book. So basically this book is a yay for the character stuff and a boo for the action which went on too long.