My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What can I say about this book besides it is way better than the first!! I couldn’t put this book down unless I had to! There is so many twists and turns in the book it will leave you wanting more. There were times when I wanted to strangle a certain character, not to name names Will! What a jerk! Yet he can be a sweetheart. Then there is Kahli we get to know more about her and some of her strengths. Who knew a wild girl could be loyal to someone she just met? She is one strong female that I’d love to read more about. Also, we get introduced to some new Vampires, and humans, and get to know more about the end of the world vampire society. I love this book and I can’t wait til the 3rd book comes out! I hope it is soon.
Blood is power. Since the world froze and the humans died off, blood has become scarce. There’s barely enough to sustain the vampire population, even though their masses have dwindled. Many vampires are reduced to the measly few drops of blood rationed to them by the Regent, which is enough to keep them alive, barely. It’s survival; an undesirable existence.
Before the world froze, before the humans slaughtered each other in their wars, blood was ample and rich. The odds of feeding from an infected human, one with weakened blood, was rare, but now it is normal. Every human within the palace walls is anemic. Though they tried, the Regent was not able to curb the severity of the disease. Their humans became sickly, growing weaker and weaker until they were so fragile that a single scrape could kill them.
The weakened blood means an unstable source of food, but there have been other repercussions—things no one saw coming. As time passed, fangs retreated, reflections appeared, and light was no longer destructive. Vampires can now walk in the full sunlight without turning to ash. Too many generations have passed. Many vampires cannot remember a time when blood flowed richly, when vampires did not have to abstain and endure a slow starvation.
One human can change everything. One human can restore the old ways and return vampires to their former glory—Kahli—but the girl escaped. Blood is power, and the vampire who finds Kahli first will have all the power.