Book Summery (Via Goodreads): "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.Book Review:
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.
It's been a while since I read this, but I remember being blown away. I was sucked into the story right away. It was a very realistic story as far as vampire stories go. I also liked the addition of zombies. My favorite parts were the ones that included Allie and her mother. The incorporation of the importance of knowledge and words was outstanding! I highly recommend this for all paranormal romance fans (don't worry, the romance is very light).
“Words define us,' Mom continued, as I struggled to make my clumsy marks look like her elegant script. 'We must protect our knowledge and pass it on whenever we can. If we are ever to become a society again, we must teach others how to remain human.”
Cover Art Commentary:
Wowzers. This is a huge contrast from her Iron Fey series covers! Very dark and gritty, which is fitting to the story!