Series: Blood of Eden #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 24, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Horror & Ghost Stories, Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
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To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness
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.
“I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to control myself, and I would end up killing someone. And, deep down, a part of me didn’t care. That was the scariest thing of all.” (140).
“Let me give you your first and most important lesson, Allison Sekemoto—you are a monster. A demon who feeds on human beings to survive….you are no longer human. You are a predator, and the sooner you accept that, the easier this life, this existence, will become.”
“Naïve, I thought at once. Naïve, brave, selfless, incredible—and much too kind to survive this world. It’ll break you in the end, if you keep going like this. Good things never last.” (307).
“Run if you want. I’ll see you all soon, even if you don’t see me. I’ll make sure you get to your Eden, whether you like it or not. Stop me if you can.” (345).
“Hopping the tree, I drew my sword, seeing my shadow stretch out before me in the headlights. All right, monsters, I thought, walking forward. I know you’re there. Let’s get on with it.” (470)
“Reaching back, I drew my blade, feeling it rasp free, gleaming as it came into the light. Looking up at the approaching rabids, I smile.” (485).