Reading progress update: I've read 39%.

Bloodlines - Richelle Mead

Apparently this is a series set after her Vampire Academy series, which explains why I felt like I was missing so much backstory. I was. I have gone ahead and returned this to the library for now, since I honestly wasn't really enjoying it very much. I might try again post-Vampire Academy, since perhaps I will care a bit more if I have a better idea of what is going on in the background?