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.
The Iron Fey series is one of my favorite series, so I had high expectations for Julie Kagawa. I was a little skeptical about her leap from Faeries and magic to vampires and blades, but I shouldn’t have been worried. This book was excellent!
Think of a graceful mixture of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, the Blade trilogy, Underworld, The Walking Dead, and the Forest of Hands and Teeth and you’ve basically got this book, but with a badass Japanese heroine carrying a Katana and a bad attitude.
Highly recommended to those who love a dark, dystopian, urban fantasy with truly vicious vampires living in a truly vicious world.
- Series: Blood of Eden (Book 1)
- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (March 26, 2013)
- Genre: YA Dark Fantasy, Dystopian
- My Rating: ★★★★☆