Generation V - M.L. Brennan

I would have said that Generation V was a perfectly adequate vampire story, albeit with some interesting twists on the mythology of vamps, but the combination of a male POV and the developments toward the end of the story changed it into something wholly different and interesting.

 

Fortitude is a vampire with a conscience, much to the consternation of his family, and that, combined with the complications the completion of his vampire transformation poses, makes me eager to read the next book in the series.