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At age 7, Sophia was struck down with a life-threatening disease. Faced with a choice between an unending life in the body of a child and her otherwise certain death, Sophia's parents had her turned into a vampire.

Now, after 10 years of Christian home-schooling and near-total isolation, Sophia secretly plans on moving out the very night she turns 18. All her research, her
Published May 12th 2012 by Modern Evil Press (first published May 11th 2012)
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Apr 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
This reads like a book written for a pretty extreme Christian audiance. If you are a young, American Christian girl you might enjoy it. Otherwise I wouldnt bother. The book is littered with bible quotes and messages about how a good Christian girl should live. The only real angst and troubles are around the "evils of sex" and how to get your friends to pray for you. It's also typical of a very US - centric mind set. Of course a vampire over 2000 years old would live in small town USA right? It d ...more
Scott Roche
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read Sophia after I read its companion Emily. While certainly more of a Utopian look at the same society Emily lives in, this is not a book full of butterflies and happiness. It made me the most uncomfortable of the two books. For that reason and a few others I enjoyed it more than I did Emily.

Where Emily is human, Sophia is a vampire. In Teel’s world, people who have life threatening illness or injuries are given the option of becoming a vampire. When she was seven years old, Sophia came down
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
(Disclosure: I was a First Reader, that is, I read this book before publication in order to give the author feedback.)

What Teel has done here is take a few of the common vampire tropes such as ability to heal, superhuman strength and speed, and being "stopped" at the age they were when turned, added one that's (I think) less common - vampire blood healing humans - and treated it all science-fictionally. I think it succeeds, and it succeeds because he does with it what I want my speculative ficti
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 / no spoilers

Sophia was changed into a vampire at the age of 7 to save her life. Now she has just turned 18 and moves out to make her own way in the world. The vampires are "out". They've help advance the world, mostly by donating their healing blood and donating organs and limbs (which grow back for them).

Because her parents home-schooled her, kept her away from other vampires, and subscribe to a very religious lifestyle, Sophia's launch into adulthood is very interesting and sometimes dis
Darren Raynor
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Don't know where to begin with this book, along with its companion work "Emily, never let the right one go" it is an amazing work of fiction. Extremly thought provoking and deep. The characters are well thought out and explored and there is a look at the issues thrown up by Vampire and Human interaction on levels I have never considered or read about before.

The books are fantasticly enjoyable and work really well, love the writing style and the whole format and presentation.

Can't recomend this e
Angela Mcclanahan
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This book is great! An interesting twist on the standard vampire novel. Full of teenage romance and more well written then any sparkly vampires. We watch Sophia figure out adulthood after leaving the very secluded life her parents raised her in. I couldn't put the book down. It is a good quick read.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: just-curious
Interesting premiss, I'm glad the ending is what it is.
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