Top rating #14 (20/11 2017)
"When I was left at Miss Rodrick's Boarding School for the Talented Young, with nothing but seven summers of life and a halo of raven curls, the sunshine haired Lena Winther was the first to smile and take my hand. And she never let go.
Not when the monsters, that had crawled out from sewers and castles and dark alleys to roam the planet, wrecked governments all over the world and took their seats for themselves. Not when Miss Rodrick turned out to be Miss Samson, a woman who dealt in the smuggling of young girls rather than protecting them from being kidnapped from their beds at night."
The immortals' reign has lasted over a decade, leaving the world in shambles and humankind enslaved. Aurelia McGregor - rebel daughter and fierce advocate for the vampires' imminent demise - has spent the majority of her life stowed away at the boarding school of a money-crazed child smuggler. After spending ten years mourning the loss of her best friend, she finds herself facing the same unfair destiny: standing in a ballroom of immortals, being auctioned off as a blood slave.
And so begins the tale of hatred and fear and fury. Of friendship and lust and shifting alliances. Of rebellion and courage and love. Of a girl reclaiming a life that's never been her own.