If you were to talk with the author, what would you want to know? How she is able to write so many different genres and still provide readers with a certain pull. When discussing City of the Fallen, we also realised that this author had many non-fiction books and other fiction novels. Almost each book was in a different genre so this is definitely one fascinating lady we would love to meet and read more of.
How do you define the central theme in this story. Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Walking Dead meets Twilight. Vampires rule the world. The few humans left are scavenging for food and hiding from the blood thirsty creatures. And then there's Belle and Marcus who are in some kind of relationship which I can only assume will grow in the next book. The core theme is survival with love providing an unlikely backdrop in a world filled with darkness.
Consider the ending. Did you expect it or were you surprised? The ending was / is the biggest discussion among our book club members. While most cliffhangers offer a lull, with a slight tease for the next book, City of the Fallen slams the brakes while doing 110 miles per hour. This is an extremely well-written book with characters you know will end up on the big screen, so had the ending offered a little more resolution, a lot of us would have loved this book.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.