This felt like a rough draft of a rough draft. Everything was so rushed, that the author had no time to properly introduce any of the characters, or to do justice to some good ideas she had.
The main characters are flat and unbelievable:
- Sophie is a 17-year-old human girl who gets kidnapped on her birthday. She makes one attempt at an escape, witnesses a brutal act without reaction, and then settles into her new life in the harem without any fuss or protest.
- Derek is a 500-year-old vampire, who was turned at 18, with 100 years of life experience and 400 years of sleep - still manages to act like a teenager. Like many other centenarians before him, he falls in love with a child. Apparently, being awake for 100 years did nothing for his maturity level.
Completely disappointed, and will not read any more of the series.