Old earth has been deemed unsuitable for life, New Earth is home. With the Uni-Wars over, races have joined together in order to sustain their way of life. All life was considered worth saving, but only one race failed to submit. Humans.
Now extinct, humans are a thing of the past. The people of New Earth won’t acknowledge their hand in their eradication, but they have benefited from it. Dr. Vaggo Blackmore has found the answer, he’s restored his races way of life- sustenance through farming. The one thing that will give them back their long lives….. Blood, human blood.
Biologically engineered in a lab, Genesis Blackmore has always been different. Her father has told her it’s due to her enhancements, the Federated Council sees her as a genetic mutation; and her fellow peers see her as the shiny new toy. Gen has had better days.
Everyone on New Earth has milky white skin, platinum blonde hair, and electric blue eyes. It’s the norm. Genesis’ glossy, black hair, ice blue eyes ringed by gold, would have almost made her socially acceptable- if it wasn’t for her golden skin and blue, gold veins. In a sea of milky white she alone is the dark anomaly.
All Pars get their life’s nourishment through blood plasma. All Pars find their match through the tasting. Gen can do neither, forbidden by her father to do so. She can neither taste, nor be tasted. Something that’s never bothered her until now.
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An additional 30K added to the short story that originally appeared in Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Season One
My thoughts (Theo): This story will take to a futuristic planet Earth, divided and ready to bring back a lot of things that you were not even ready to read about.
Even if the start is slow, with a lot of pieces of information to get in and assimilate, you will see that the author only tried to introduce you to this realm of a lot of possibilities with a lot of things already knows so you won’t face situations like ‘where did that came from?’ and so on. I especially enjoyed this part of the story because I was able to understand it better and not act so surprised afterwards or so on.
Genesis is not your typical ‘I am human, so I am bond to produce, survive and die’, nope not at all. She is ‘manufactured’ in a lab and gives the society the answers that they are seeking. Her blood is to be given to the vampires and she must fulfill her destiny before she can do whatever she wants. So after her ‘destiny’ it is fulfilled, she gets enrolled to the school and gives the impression that she is one of the many vampires from there. The problem? She is an outsider right from the beginning because she is nothing like the vampires. From her different hair to her different skin and thought, but she does gets attached to two of the vampires from there.
The ‘background story’ as I have had mentioned earlier it is somewhat stunning and very impressive, makes you re-think the whole idea of vampires.
What I did not particularly enjoy were the mistakes that I’ve encountered. I do know that this was an eARC that I have had received from the author for an honest review, but sometimes I was growing tired of the mistakes.
All in all, the story is nice, the characters [some of them are super cool, the others not so much], but I did enjoyed at most the idea of ‘sexiness’ that it was supposed to be there, but actually was truly lacking.
I recommend this book to those of you ready to step in another world and meet some truly nice ideas for being a vampire, and also for those of you who want to remember the clumsiness of Bella Swan [Genesis definitely remembered me of her].
My rating: 3 / 5 stars