(Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: April 24th, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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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. (Goodreads)
A mysterious stranger changes Allison Sekemoto’s world forever after she is attacked by a group of rabids. Now she is a monster; a vampire. With the help of her mentor, Allie must learn the rules of being an immortal. But is there a cure for the disease that has killed over half of the population? Some people believe it to be true, and soon, Allie believes it too.
I want to start off by saything that this book has some of the most amazing characters. Allie blew me away with all of her kick-butt awesomeness. Seriously, she has officially topped my list of the most kick-butt heroines ever. Kanin, who was Allie’s mentor/teacher, was amazingly mysterious, and left me dying to know more about him. And I can’t leave out Zeke, who made me feel such conflicting emotions. These are only a few of the awesome characters that will fascinate you in this story.
The book was definitely a bit darker than Mrs. Kagawa’s previous books; a lot darker than I was expecting, in fact. But that just fascinated me even more. The storyline completely drew me in. Saying that I was on the edge of my seat would be an understatement. Mrs. Kagawa created a world and characters that were so well developed; you’re going to close the final pages feeling amazed at what you just read.
Overall, this book was amazing. You will go into it thinking it’s going to be another mediocre vampire novel, and in the end you’re going to be left completely blown away. I will never, ever get enough of Julie Kagawa’s writing. I can’t wait for the next book!