Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Source: Galley from NetGalley
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.
Review: OMG!! This book is seriously good!!! I stayed up til almost one in the morning reading this because I couldn't put it down! This is the best book I've read so far this year hands down! This is also hands down the best vampire book I've read (and I've read quite a few)! I loved how this took dystopian and put a whole new spin on it with the vampires! The whole idea of the vampires ruling and the humans either being forced to be blood cattle or unregistereds was really interesting and unique compared to the normal vampire stories (you know, vampires living among the humans, just killing them when they needed blood etc..)! And don't even get me started on the Rabids! The humans that failed to turn into Vampires, just being rabid, crazed animals, forever filled with the hunger, attacking anything that moves pretty much! I could seriously feel Allie & the other humans fear whenever Rabids were around! I could really feel Allie's emotions throughout the entire book, not to mention I could clearly picture everything that was happening throughout the entire book! It was written that well!
I really felt for Allie! She seriously despised vampires and then after being attacked she was forced to become one or die! I mean, I would have done the same thing in her place but I really felt for her. Becoming something you hate. Not to mention she was forced out on her own not long after becoming one! Man, she just couldn't catch a break! Now Zeke and the group... I really liked them... err... well, most of them. Lol. They took her in when she had no idea where to go and treated her like a part of their little family, until they learned what she was. It really annoyed me that everyone would flip out on her after learning what she was! I mean her actions proved that she wasn't like the vampires Jeb described (which was how some other vamps did act in the book) but they wouldn't see it! Have we ever heard the phase "Action speaks louder...?" I'm pretty sure her actions showed she wasn't like the stereotype people thought about vampires. And I'm glad that by the end of the book many of them realized that! I was really happy when Zeke decided to trust her and let her help him and everyone else when they needed it! I definitely cant wait for the next book, to see where the story goes next!