Fans of Red Queen and The Hunger Games Trilogy will love this new series by Shannon A. Thompson.
Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them. Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.
Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Talk of adults drinking
Mention of drinking wine by kids that would be underage although the event in question was fabricated when talking to a police officer.
Supernatural Characters: “Bloods” or “Bad Bloods” – Humans with various abilities including Healing, Controlling Fire, Light, Power over plants, absorbing other powers.
Other: This is part one of a two part story set in the future where humans with powers are automatically sentenced to death and their struggle to survive.