Review: Another vampire book…right? Wrong! First you are introduced to the vampires who, granted, aren’t the nicest creatures. But, they allow people to live in the vampire city and don’t harm them! Though some are used as “pets” and “donors”. Allison, the main character, does not want to succumb to the vampires, so she lives as a street rat. Then, tragedy strikes and she has to choose between becoming a vampire or dying. She’s not ready to die, but after she turns she has a hard time dealing with being inhuman. As she struggles with her existence, she never loses her humanity. This is what I like most about this story. She does not see humans as her prey. But the line between good and evil is very blurred. You don’t know who to trust or who to believe. I can’t wait to read book #2!
Summary: To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in 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 dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for again.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 443 pages
Genres: Fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy, Supernatural
–Summary and image from goodreads.com