Series: Blood Of Eden (Book #1)
Published: May 4th 2012 by MIRA Ink
Rating: 5 stars
Recommendation: 14+ due to some violent scenes and gore
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.
When I first got this book I was so excited to start reading it because I had loved Julie Kagawa's "The Iron Fey" series and I was really excited to see what she would do with vampires, so to say I had high expectations would be an understatement. But I was completely blown away while reading this book and it really did live up to all my expectations.
The plot. I absolutley loved the plot of this book! I thought it was really imaginitive and really not what I was expecting because it was so completely different to any other YA vampire book that is out today. I thought that the writting in this book was amazing I felt like I was right next to Allison throughout the whole book and I could really see what she was seeing and feel what she was feeling. There were so many plot twists and really exciting, action-packed and suspenseful things happening in this book and it was so fast-paced I couldn't put it down and I just seemed to get lost in the story.
The characters. I completely fell in love with the characters of this book, they were all so realistic and relatable I really felt bad for them being in the situation that they were in. I really Loved Allison's character, I thought that she was a great character to have the story being told from her POV,I thought that she was a very relateable character but at the same time she was a very strong minded character that always stuck to her own morals throughout the whole book and wouldn't let anyone sway her. I also really liked Zeke's character I thought that he was a really sweet and relatable guy that always did what was right, and I really hope that Allison and his relationship can grow throughout the series. The other character that I really loved was Kainin, even though he had made some bad choices in the past he was making up for them now and I also thought that he was a great kind of father figure for Allison at the start of the book.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and I thought that it was a really amazing start to the series and I am really excited to see where Julie Kagawa takes this story next.