Summary

Are you an ash?
Increased stamina....
Lack of appetite....
Anger outbursts....
Insatiable thirst....
Beauty and strength....
Male....
Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!
Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don't let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman, and she wanted nothing to do with the ash...until the day she found out she was one.
It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans, and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash - superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.
Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive - the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.
Problem? The Hive is full, and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling - a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she's a girl doesn't mean she'll get special treatment.
Good thing there's Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language.
©2015 Leia Stone (P)2016 Leia Stone
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 26-04-16

Good Read by an Author I have never read before

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed the development of Ryder. He didn't chase the main character. He stays professional as an enforcer. I like the fact he seems to have a good sense of ethics and morality.

What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

Powerful performance by Dara Rosenberg. Her character voices were not brilliant but very acceptable.

Any additional comments?

The story had pace and gave a new view on how vampires came in to existence. In the recent past vaguely believable series of circumstances created Vampires and Ash. The story is full of strong characters. I don't like long drawn out battle scenes but the fights which allowed her to survive the culling where sufficiently detailed to show the brutality.
It was a very worthwhile read. I will definitely watch for the next book in the series.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-09-16

Everything that happens in films & not real life

The narration was really good but I found myself rolling my eyes at the story far too often.
Every cliche around love is used. There are so many declarations of love and feelings in every way. It was a bit too much for me and crowded the story too much.
The story itself is really good and the twist near the end stopped me from turning it off but it was all found in the shadow of the overly Hollywood-esk love story. No relationship in history has ever been like that!
Not bad as background entertainment.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By raheme johnson on 03-05-16

great read ,

The story is a great take on the vampire genre. It was equal parts comical, heartwarming, and action packed. The narrator is extremely entertaining and brings an already great story to life.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Cherish on 17-03-16

We'll see

I think I would like these characters to mature a bit. For example she uses a lot of curse words but it's like someone that is trying to curse as opposed to someone that just does it everyday.

More young than adult. Meh

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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