Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harliquine Teen
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
“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.
Ok I fully intended to NOT read this book because it was just another vampire book… BUT, I really liked this author’s other series The Iron Fey so I figured I would give it a try and it was nothing really really new but surprisingly GOOD. I like strong female characters so of course I liked Allie. I liked this new concept of rabids and vamps.
Wasn’t the biggest fan of the other male hero; Zeke, in this book but I saw how the author wanted to use complete opposites, Allie is now a monster and Zeke is a wonderful oh so likable guy who is just genuinely kind and good- everything Allie is supposedly not anymore.
This was NOT a Twilight book but the plot of the book is fascinating and I found myself trying to read as fast as I possibly could because I just needed to know where it was going! The people Allie ends up traveling with are in search of something great and keep their faith the whole way through. It was interesting to see people holding on to hope even when the world was in such an awful state! I liked all of the character’s in the group, especially Jeb. It was fascinating to watch him lead this group and make some seriously tough decisions.
Overall a good book! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it!
Sexual Content: mild