The Forever Song (Blood of Eden) - Julie Kagawa
Turns out this series wasn't as different as I thought...

...but I wish it had been. Book one was really cool, with a strong heroine and an exciting story. I thought this would be something new, instead of the old cookie cutter YA Dystopian Triologies that are everywhere. Unfortunately, the last two books became the teenage-angst-I-love-my-boyfried-so-much soap opera I was hoping to avoid. By book three, I realized that the only reason the author decided to write about vampires was so they could nearly die over and over and over again but miraculously survive over and over and over again. As long as their head doesn't get cut off, that is. The violence got more gruesome and the swearing got worse and as the story went on. If I could go back in time, I'd tell myself to skip this one.