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. (Taken from Goodreads)
This is the first book I have read by Julie Kagawa and from the first sentence I was in love with her writing style.
To me vampires are a genre that has been there and in my opinion should be left alone. Well Julie Kagawa has certainly changed my mind as she has re-invented vampires into creatures which we have not seen in other novel and she deserves enormous credit for this. So if you thinking this book isn’t for you because it is about vampires, then this is a book definitely for you as it will change your mind about vampires being used as main characters in books.
Julie Kagawa did an amazing job of explaining vampire history and qualities both old and new. This makes this book excellent for people who are not well read in the genre.
I love how the romance present in the book wasn’t rushed and felt like it developed in real-time. This is a quality you rarely see in a novel. The romance also felt real and believable.
I love how this book did not have a huge cliffhanger at the end. I find huge cliffhangers upset me especially when I know there is going to be a long wait until the next book. The ending was perfect and summed up the story well but left room in the story for another book in the series.
If you are going to only read one book this year, make it this book I promised you will not regret it. I personally can not wait for the second book!
A copy of this book was received for free and all opinions are my own through reading it.