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.
If you think this is just another vampire novel you are completely wrong! I couldn't ask for a better story with a kickass heroine! Allie is strong, but sometimes a bit too strong when it comes to her emotions. All Allie wants is to have enough food to survive the winter. She finds a treasure trove but ends up being turned into a vampire. This completely changes Allie's life and gives her new perspective on people in general. There is a lot of action in this book, between the vampires and the rabids who live outside the cities the adventure never stops. There is a bit of romance in this book but it doesn't overshadow the danger and action in this novel. Allie really impressed me with her ability to fight for those she cares about and to get things done. I think the world building in this novel is awesome. You really get a sense about what life must be like for Allie and the others who live in this world. There were a lot of surprises and twists in this story that keep you reading and interested in the story. I absolutely recommend this novel to anyone who loves a vampire dystopian novel that is so much more. You won't be disappointed.