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.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
Another vampire series? Julie Kagawa laughs in the face of Twilight with this wonderfully written story. Blood of Eden is one of the best written worlds that I have ever read. Her version of vampires are dark and dangerous, as they should be. The world after a vicious plague has taken more than 60% of the population is the perfect, post apocalyptic world. Humans are greedy and selfish, as is our protagonist- Allie. She is jaded from years of starvation, of being the prey to the vampire rulers of her city. Along comes Kanin, a rare selfless vampire who turns her world on its head. Allie is a character that I could instantly relate with. Real world issues, whether they are post apocalyptic or not, are raging within her constantly. Yet she has the strength to pull herself out of her own darkness and be able to hope for a better outcome, a better world. It is her hope that survives throughout this wonderful story of war, bloodshed, insane vampires and humans alike, and, believe it or not, love. Amazing story Julie Kagawa, I cannot believe this series sat on my TBR shelf for so long! For the urban fantasy junkies out there that see "vampire series" and cringe, this one is definitely for you. (:
"The mighty hunter,” I quipped as we snuck out the backdoor, escaping into the yard. “He can take down vicious rabids and rampaging boars, but one old lady can make him flee in terror.” “One scary old lady,” he corrected me, looking relieved to be out of the house. “You didn’t hear what she told me when I got up — you’re so cute I could put you in a pie. Tell me that’s not the creepiest thing you’ve ever heard.” His voice climbed a few octaves, turning shrill and breathy. “Today for dessert, we have apple pie, blueberry pie and Ezekiel pie.” -Julie Kagawa
“You don't dwell on what you've lost, you just move on." -Allison
Tags: vampire series, paranormal, urban fantasy, dystopian, julie kagawa, ya, na, teen.