by Amy Wilkins, Harlequin Digital
Seeing all the back to school ads on TV is a stark reminder that summer is nearly over — but it’s also a nice time to reflect on all the great books we’ve gotten to read over the holidays, whether it was on the beach, a cabin (but hopefully not the cabin in the woods) or just sleeping in on a lazy summer day.
What did you read this year? Do you have a favorite paranormal romance read this summer?
For me, it was Julie Kagawa’s dystopian, vampire YA novel The Immortal Rules:
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire 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 is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.
I’d love to hear your picks for your favorite paranormal, fantasy or sci fi read this summer!