MixedThe New York Times Book ReviewHolland seems determined to avoid the eroticism of other recent vampire tales ... In fact, The God of Endings and its protagonist so vehemently refuse to be defined by the monster of it all that it’s hard to tell whom the book is for. It’s too vampire-evasive for the monster crowd, too ethereal for the supernaturally averse ... The 1830s, the 1940s and even 1984 don’t feel all that different. Lacking in immersive world-building, these sections are repetitive ... Holland’s lush descriptions help to transcend the familiar beats and cyclical structure of The God of Endings.