Publisher: Innovation Today
Series: Black Bloods #1
Vampires, witches, magic—no one in the Sanctuary, home of the survivors of the nuclear apocalypse, believes in such imaginary creations, including Aberdeen Dareday. That is until the day Abby wakes up with black veins bulging under her skin. The day she learns everything she’s been told about the world is a lie. Forced to flee humanity’s last refuge because of her abnormality, and the corpses left in its unexplainable wake, she finds herself on the run in an entirely new world. A world in which darkness reigns, full of supernatural creatures bent on her execution.
When all seems lost and facing certain death, Abby is saved by Ash, a quiet yet striking young man who shares her black blood, and her mysterious powers. Unfortunately Ash, like Abby, doesn’t know how to wield them, but he might know someone who can help, if they can find her before it’s too late. Now hunted by everyone from vengeful humans, to the alluring vampire Prince of Texas, to the Lord Alpha of the largest werewolf pack ever to exist, Abby must discover what is so special about her black blood if she hopes to live and fight another day, but time stands against them as their enemies close in for the kill.
I really enjoyed how the author unfolded this new post-apocalyptic world for the reader. The different creatures that reside above ground are fed to the reader over a span of time and we're able to digest each new creature and their abilities without it getting confusing. I'm still slightly unsure of when the alien invasion happened, I'm assuming approximately 40 years ago? Cliff bars haven't expired, or if they have, no one's really noticed, so I might have it in a basic ballpark. But, like I said, aliens have invaded and they are out to save their species by going after Black Bloods and using humans like cattle. It's a fantastic idea and I found myself loving the whole world and the complications of it more and more.
Abby, is a so-so character. I didn't find myself particularly drawn to the horny "special" teenager, but I did like that her hormones and lust were separate from the subject of love. Seems whenever a teen lusts after someone else, it's confused with love. One character that I thought was consistent and did have a stable personality was Ash. He didn't waver from what he wanted or where he was going while "survivalists" like Jasper will just open the door for anyone. Oh, Jasper.
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