Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Reviewed by: Amber R.
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.
This book is kind of hard for me to review. I really liked it there are a lot of things that are pretty interesting and there are some ideas that I've never really seen in other books. Allie is the main character. She spends her days scavenging with her "family", trying to find food for survival in her crazy world. As an unregistered she has to deal with the possibility of being attacked or taken by the vampires that control New Covington.
I really felt for Allie in this book. Her mother was taken from her and then her "family" is taken from her as well. Not too mention she gets turned into a vampire which is the last thing that I was thinking would happen when I started reading this book. Kanin was a great mentor to her though. He really taught her everything she needed to know to survive. I really like Kanin a lot. I think Allie was too hard on him about him turning her because it was her decision but she does eventually see the light on that subject.
There are a lot of things that go on in this book that I wasn't expecting. There is a lot of action and the relationship between Zeke and Allie just breaks my heart. Allie is still thinking with her human brain and emotions. She knows it's wrong but I think Zeke is just too genuine and good for her to not like him.
I think that this is a really good book. You are definitely going to want to check out this series. I have a feeling that it's going to be a really good one.