I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
The writing is still great, I am invested in the characters and the banter is still there, even if a bit muted.
What I didn't dig so much: The incompetence. On both sides. Please. You vampire people are supposed to be so brilliant.
Gio comes across as a bit dense in relation to Lorenzo. And for a big bad assassin vampire quite naive and hesistant.
Of course I know that Lorenzo, the big evil enemy is needed.
But then don't brag about, that he can't hold a candle to your power and that you could squash him like a mosquito...
I mean if you can just burn him to a crisp, nobody even has to know it. Declare it as sleep-walking into the sun, put on your sorry-face and go on with your life.
I am discovering that I am no fan of big finales at all. Over-used. And mostly authors have to bend story, world-building and characters to make it happen. Not cool.