This is a vampire book that's not a vampire book, an alternate historical fiction, a book about social classes and magic and families in power. It's a lot all rolled into one. To escape her family and an impending marriage to a man she can't stand, Felicita fakes her death and runs away to the slums of Pelemburg looking for a new life. There she finds a city in turmoil, an uprising brewing, and a mysterious vampire. Readers looking for something more than just a typical paranormal should enjoy this one.