While I did like the overall story, and really liked the originality that Meyers displayed, I had some problems. First, I think Meyer could have left off a lot of the emotional signals that peppered every exchange of dialog between the characters. This got very annoying, given that most of the character seem to be having a lot of mood changes. One line they're smiling or grinning, the next they're glowering and pensive. This is one of my pet peeves in reading. Writers, don't be afraid to leave some of the details to our imagination. We can handle it.
Second, I just had a hard time believing that hundred year old vampires would bother to go to high school. Granted, Meyer is playing around with the idea of the vampire here, but honestly, high school? Never could quite buy that.
I have the second book sitting on my bedside table, but I'm not sure if I really want to read it. I think I'd rather re-read the Reacher novels, or maybe tackle the books I brought home from the library earlier.