She wants security. He wants freedom. Together their love could destroy the world.
Ten years after the outbreak of the V2000 virus turns the majority of humans into a mutated Vampire sub-species, the last remaining true humans are the world's hottest commodity. In this new world, it's The Society that rules.
Being the only female Vampire Lord in America isn't easy. Being thrust into the role of CEO is even harder. Danika Chekov refuses to let her father's legacy die. She's resolved to keep everything under her tight control. But after she's almost killed, she's forced to purchase a human guardian.
Mason s human, or so the Vampires think. He's determined to protect his secret, but Lord Danika buys him before he can make his escape. Their passion for each other threatens everything they want most. And when Mason's true nature is exposed, the results could be devastating
I absolutely love books about vampires, especially modern books that have vampires living alongside humans. So you would have thought that I would also love this book. To be honest I am not sure how I feel about this book. It had loads of potential but for me fell very short.
I personally did not think that the world building was complete. We have three distinct types of vampire and the distinctions between them are not fully explained enough for my liking. I can understand the uprising and the V2000 release but the vampire distinctions left me cold.
So in this new world, vampires were lording it over humans but whereas previously humans were able to live free lives; here they were slaves to the vampires. Why I ask was this necessary? Oh wait it was to make it so that vampires become the salvation of humankind.
Lord Danika (surely this should be Lady; but what the hay), seems to be a lady lost in a man’s world (so what’s new I hear you ask!) and as the youngest Lord she is trying too hard to fill her father’s shoes and for me with little success. She was being pressured to find a mate (again so what is new!).
This novel fails on numerous counts, the lack of action between Lord Danika and her underlings and Lord Danika and her love interest. Everything seems to be too cold and calculated.
For the majority of the book Lord Danika left me cold. She spend too much time wishing she was her father’s son rather than getting on and dealing with the job in hand; ie being a big fearless leader: (or is it a case of the fact that she has to work twice as hard at everything in this modern world to equal one man?) Bearing in mind the number of years you have been one earth you should know this is the case! Wake up girl and smell the roses, oh sorry you can’t you are a vampire!
While this vampire is trying to rule her ‘nest’ there are humans who have not been captured and are doing anything they can to remain free. One such human is Mason who becomes Danika’s love interest but the way the character is written you just know his is more! (More I cannot say lest I spoil the plot for future readers.)
There were two big reveals in this book and only one of them caught me of guard. The second reveal had left hints throughout the book so it was no big surprise.
As this is the first in a series one would expect to be grabbed in kicking and screaming wanting to read more, more, more. Yet for this reader this novel was very lacking not least the weak vampire heroine (if one can even call her that). This reader, for one, will not be continuing with this saga.
Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I rated this 2 stars on Netgalley and 'It was OK' on Goodreads (2 stars) and Amazon (3 stars).