Also by this author: Sanguis City Prequels, Carpe Noctem
The End was not a Zombie apocalypse but a Vampire one.
Ever wonder what happens after the world ends?
Lilanoir Rue did, a mere by product of the destruction, she never knew what happened before hand either. No longer just a human with fangs, she is banished from the only place she called home, the Human Reservation. She wipes her tears and never looks back.
In a world gone dead, life has never been so good, for some. While others live in chaos, the chosen call Sanguis City home. The rich and powerful found a way to survive The End and enjoy every minute of it, for eternity. On the brink of a gruesome death from starvation, disease or a hungry zombie, humans flock there to sell their blood for peace and security.
The city of blood, made for and by vampires, welcomes Noir; her kind are in high demand. New vampires, the ones who bought immortality, need a loyal workforce. Neither Human nor Vampire, Bleeders take care of the city in the daylight. Draining humans by day and dating Vampires at night leaves Noir little time to think about her past, or much else, until it finds her.
Noir never dreamed her fangs would be the ticket to the good life, but three years in the city has earned her a promising future, career and, just maybe, a love life. But when she falls for her charmingly sexy Professor, an Authentic Vampire, she also falls into a web of nightmares. Does she really know anything about the real Vampires or about the city she now calls home? Unable to escape painful memories, she uncovers more than her own secrets. Quickly her dystopian paradise starts crashing down around her, and some secrets just won't stay dead, and others are bound to kill her before finals week. Ending up in bed with a monster, in more ways than one, might not be as bad as she had imagined.
Morgan Jane Mitchell has created quite the interesting new world in her Sanguis City Series. Instead of a zombie apocalypse, the Vampires have taken over and humans are treated, in some ways, as cattle. Sanguis City follows the story of Noir and Sander. Noir is a “bleeder” and Sander is an “authentic” vampire. When the world was first breaking down, there was a huge virus. A vaccine was created and given to everyone to keep the human population from dying. Well, the women who were pregnant gave birth to “bleeders.” Humans with a little bit of something extra. They have fangs, and are much more durable than regular humans. There is more to them, but I don’t want to give everything away.
The author and I both recommend reading the Prequels first. I read them first and there were moments of confusion, but more and more makes sense the more you read. Everything makes sense in the end.
The world building in this book is tremendous. This author has truly created a world in and of itself. It’s the United States, but it’s not. It is post-apocalyptic and all, but still. It’s amazing to me the depth of which this world exists. She really did a beautiful job building this world and this book.
I enjoyed every minute of Sanguis City, even the moments where I was a little bit lost. This is a series I will absolutely continue reading until the very end.