In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike. But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (April 24, 2012)
For fans of Julies' Iron Fey series, the first thing I have to tell you before reading this book is forget what you read there. This series is completely different, and if you're looking for the same gushiness, re-read those books.
This is all about vampires, though not the conventional vampires one might think of.
Imagine a society where vampires ruled and humans were slaves or pets. All this happening in a dystopian society. Like, really imagine it.... cool right?!
And this story is. Very cool in fact.
Julies' style of writing is amazing and has an ease that makes 5 hundred and something pages go by quick. You just get immersed in the story and can't put it down.
Though this is another one I wouldn't read at night if home alone by myself. I'd get nightmares for sure... but during the day it was on like Donkey Kong, and it flew by!
I can't wait for book 2!! And suggest you get reading this series too!
DISCLAIMER: I won my copy. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated.