A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.
She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.
Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?@goodreads
I have been wanting to start reading this series for some time and damn it, I decided today was the day.
I love Sofia and Derek together! I really liked this book and I look forward to the rest of them! Yay!
Sofia is living with the Hudson family. They were friends with her mother, Camilla, and her father. But, Sofia's mom was a little whackadoo there for a bit and got put away and then her father just dumped her on this family. I really wonder though if something is going to come up about her mother later on. Anyhoo, so there are two other children in the home that are the actual kids of the family. There is little Abigail and Ben, Ben is Sofia's age and her best friend. And... she has a crush on him. I think this only came about when he became the only person that could calm her panic attacks and such. But... there is always a but... Ben seems to have a lot of girlfriends, not all at once, but he's a football player (so what) and all the girls want him.
One night when the family goes on vacation together Sofia decides she's going to tell Ben her real feelings when one of his exes comes along and ruins it. Ben says he's going to spend three nights that the ex has left with her and he misses Sofia's bday. I'm not sure what parents just lets their son go off and spend three days with some chic, but I digress. When Ben tries to apologize, Sofia runs off to the beach at night to be a lone for awhile. On her way back she gets snagged by this jerk named Lucas. She wakes up on an island called the Shade that belongs to vampires. She is going to be one of the slaves to the prince when he awakens. Well... when he awakens.. things don't go quite as his brother Lucas (jerk) or sister Vivienne plan. Derek has a bond with Sofia because she shows him kindness before he is about to eat her and thus he is intrigued with this. I mean he's been asleep for 400 years --->long story, read the book.
Anyway, they live on this island and live in these awesome tree houses! Yes!! Tree houses! I love me some tree houses. Theirs is all decked out as you can imagine.. um.. no pun intended there.
Derek is actually nice to all of the girls they brought to him only because of Sofia. So they don't have to worry about getting eaten unless some arse sneaks into Derek's home and eats them, he has guards but they can be knocked out. Some of those parts I don't understand.
Anyway, Sofia seems to slowly be falling in love with Derek because of his kindness and he's just different, he doesn't push her to do things. Now, his crap arse brother on the other hand keeps trying to get her. Just kill him someone, damn. Okay, so there is a moment Sofia talks Derek out of killing him so he wouldn't be upset about it. My arse! I would have been cheering him on, but that's just me!
I don't want to give much more away, but Ben ends up showing up. Like really, lets just leave him out of it for awhile.
There are some politics that are involved as Derek has to find out a way to keep the vampires safe from hunters and other crap going on. I liked the way the book ended and am looking forward to the next book.
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