Evaine, a struggling theater student in New York, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills. She wakes in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there.
A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety. Evaine’s attraction to Luca is instantaneous, but he’s so hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, he has no time for the feelings she’s awakening within him.
At Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family and told that she, like all of them, have become a Deader. A reanimated Undead.
Evaine struggles not only to fit into her new world, but also with desires, cravings and powers she has never felt before. The connection between Luca and herself intensifies when suddenly she remembers not only who she is, but also her human fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.