The White City, 1893: In turn-of-the-century Chicago, with the World’s Fair bringing bustle and excitement to her home city, sixteen-year-old Emily Wheiler should be reveling in her youthful beauty and the excitement around her. But her whole life changed when her mother died, leaving her to be Lady of Wheiler House. Her father, a powerful bank president, is at the center of an important social hub for the booming young city, and he need Emily to do everything her mother would have – to be a good hostess and make sure the mansion runs smoothly.
As Emily uneasily tries to replace her mother, she also longs for more…for love and a life of her own. When a handsome young man notices her at one of her father’s parties, it seems that her hopes may finally be coming true. Until her father forbids her to see him – or any other man – and starts revealing a darkly violent side that even he can’t understand.
At last, afraid for her life and with nowhere to turn, Emily is Marked by a vampire and brought to the Chicago House of Night, where she begins a magickal new life that should allow the wounds from her past to heal. But as she gains strength, and a powerful new name, she carries a dark need to wreak vengeance on the man she trusted most.
3/5 stars (liked it)
This story is about when Neferet was a 16-year-old human and her name was Emily. Her mother dies in childbirth and she is left to take care of the house and her father. Her father is not very kind to her. The book was a quick read. I feel like I understand Neferet a little more and also having just finished reading Revealed I feel like I really know her.