Blurb from Goodreads
On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
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?
Now, I’m glad in many ways this book made me read it. Actually, I didn’t expect much about it. I tried to read it like I never read vampire stories but my mind keep remember one particular vampire I didn’t quite like.
This is a story about Derek Novak’s vampire realm. He and his family is the most powerful coven but they have to stay hidden because there are hunters who keep hunt them. In order to live their life, they need human so they captive them. Sofia Claremont is one of girls who abducted to become a harem of the vampire leader, or Elite as they called. She then assigned in Derek’s ownership.
When I read him, I thought here come another reluctant vampire and he is a reluctant leader too. As the story goes, it reminds me of another vampire stories, there are scenes that quite similar to the other vampires books. Surprisingly, Bella Forrest wrote it in her own way and it works for me. I love how vulnerable yet stubborn Sofia is. Her thoughts and acts to Derek and her surrounding are quite reasonable for me. Hence, I believe her. Derek, a walking contradiction as Sofia says, also believable to me. He treats Sofia kindly but still has a predator trait on her as well as a menacing leader to his people and when he shows his true nature, it indeed a menacing-dangerous trait to everyone. Aside the characters I also love the way Bella Forrest created its worldbuilding and setting.
Although there are things left me questioning the story, it made me want to read its sequel now, to know the answers and to read more about Sofia and Derek.