Publication Date: 05/08/2012
From St. Martin's Griffin
Hardcover, 293 pages
Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.
When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
I know there are a lot of people out there who are “over” the vampire phenomenon, but I’m just not one of them. I can’t get enough. And when a book like this comes along that turns everything else I’ve read upside down, I get all giddy inside. ;)
I loved how completely unique this story was. Truly a much different twist on the vampire stories we see again and again. One: the story is told from a male's POV which I love. Gene was a great character that I no trouble connecting with. Two: We have this vampire plot that is flip flopped from what we normally see. In this story humans are the minority and vampires have the numbers. I am so used to seeing books with a vampire trying to hide and fit into a human society, that seeing the roles reversed was really interesting. For Gene the tables are turned and he has to pretend to be a vampire to survive, going to lengths as extreme as wearing fake teeth and concealing his human smell. Three: The cover. I usually don’t mention the cover in a review, but I have to say they got it right with this book. The cover was the first thing that drew me in and the story inside didn’t disappoint.
Overall I say this was a well written book with a fresh and interesting plot line. I would recommend to anyone who likes paranormal suspense or is looking for a new vampire book that totally breaks out of the box.