When Claire Miller turned eighteen all she wanted to do was celebrate her birthday, but after a night on the town with her best friend she awakes to a visitor she never expected. The rulers of her region, a vampire royal family, have chosen her to be turned as their new heir and vampire princess. In a world fueled by the power of blood, Claire quickly discovers the vampire royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed.
The story moves pretty quickly and gives you little time to stop and wonder “what is going on here?!” Megan Duncan takes you on a journey that does spellbind you, even if you don’t typically read this genre (like me). From the first page, I was drawn in and instantly began to love Claire, an 18 year old chick that’s just stoked that it’s her birthday. In a world ruled by vampires, it’s not too different from our world, except that there are blood-donations to be made, making it a very likable world. She finds a friend and a love (who, I must say, is totally drool-worthy), and of course- a total bitch hellbent on making Claire as uncomfortable as possible. Duncan does a great job making the reader feel like a fly on the wall. There is a lot of political unrest and plenty of mystery. All in all, it’s a fantastic read and I can’t wait to read the next! There’s a bit of something for everyone -mystery, girlish fantasy, politics, love triangles, and blood-lust. It’s a must read if you love an upbeat story with very dark undertones.