My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
When I started to read this book, I was little nervous that the brilliantness of the first one wouldn’t hold up, that maybe this would be more of a filler towards the grand finale. Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the case! The progression and constant character growth is nothing short of fantastic and Joely does such an amazing job at writing the right amount of new information, enough to keep me hooked, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming.
Shara, who used to barely be able to eat, now has full access to the Isador estate and can afford pretty much anything she could ever want or need. But for Shara it’s not the materialistic good that counts, she’s revelling in the love, blood and sex she shares with her Blood. She is faring better than anyone could expect, and she’s getting a better understanding of her place in this new world of hers.
She is quickly adding more Blood to her ranks and with each one she takes, it seems to light up the path she’s meant to walk in life. Even though, she still only has a very small court, she manages to call some of the (so far mentioned) most powerful and even legendary Blood’s to her – and when his book ends she’s called a lot more powerful Blood’s to her side.
However, not everything is sex and blood, Shara is quickly getting some unwanted attention from some of the other vampire Queens and in order to live the quiet life she dreams of she will not be able to ignore them forever.
Without spoiling too much, I enjoy the personality clashes between the Shara and her King, and I love how she doesn’t try to further her gain by using manipulation, lies or force, she rules and takes with love.
So here’s to the former virgin Queen, may she get her Queen in the third book
WARNING: This book contains detailed sex scenes with M/F, M/M, M/M/F scenes, along with a strong adult language use, so I wouldn’t recommend this series if you’re easily offended. If not, I personally think it suits the world created here, and I don’t find it cheesy or forced!
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