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a troubled heroine who happens to be a kick-ass katana wielder, an unlikely romance that's not instalove, feelings of guilt, and realistically dangerous vampires
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.
Sick of vampires yet? Not me!
What I loved the most about the book was the inner struggle of the heroine as she continued to live with the choices she made as a monster. Well, vampire. She always despised them, and now she's actually turned into one of them.
The story got even more interesting when she pretended to be human and blended in with a group of people who sought safety. Not only did she have to constantly hide her inner hunger from the group, but she fell in love with the son of the group's leader. Dun dun dun!
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I loved the sequel even better.