Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.
In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.
Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.
Thomas knows that Dawn is going to die. He desperately wants the town doctor to help save her. Dr. Moralus offers Thomas a solution to the problem, and Thomas agrees. Dawn is wakes from her sickness as a vampire. As she desperately tries to adjust to what she has become, Thomas finds he wants to be like her. He goes to Dr. Moralus and is turned too. But Thomas is a terrifying vampire and Dawn knows she needs to get away from him. She finds that unlike most vampires she is able to go out into the sunlight, and so during the day she runs far far away. A century later, Dawn has a life for herself. She has a great job, a loving boyfriend, just what she wants. But one night she finds that Dr. Moralus and Thomas are in New York, and they are desperate to get her back.
This definitely was a page turner. I loved Dawn’s character, that she was so special and can go out in the sun and has a mysterious father that she doesn’t know. I really wanted her to be happy and away from Thomas, who was evil. I was instantly hooked into this book and read through it quickly. I think that young adults would love it. The cliffhanger ending also made this book a great one, and left me frustrated with not knowing how it will end up. Great read.