TDE – QUILL & QUIRE
This Dark Endeavour has all the elements - a love triangle, the supernatural, a touch of animal lust - that made the Stephanie Meyer franchise such a hit. It also has depth and intelligence.... Most engaging of all is Oppel's choice of narrator. Victor's seething passions and mixed motives - coupled with his clear-eyed assessment of them - make him by far the most complex and, oddly, sympathetic character Oppel has created (at least, among those that are human). Kind, sensible Konrad seems positively pale by comparison. Team Victor, start your engines.
– QUILL & QUIRE