The Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles #1) by Krystle Jones

Monday 28 November 2011.

Published 23rd October 2011

My rating: 4 out of 5

Three years ago the Eclipse occurred. Humans were attacked by vampires. The remaining humans now live in the white sector while the vampires remain in what is known as the red sector. 

Seventeen year old Sloane McAllister lost her twin brother Orion to the vampires that night. If there is any chance he is alive, she must try to find him. And that's why she heads to the red sector armed with a scarlet steel dagger, which is deadly to vampires. Here she meets Aden, a vampire who seems just like a human to her. She had been led to believe that vampires were bloodthirsty monsters with no self control. They fight and he changes her. She wakes up in an underground city and tries to come to terms with being a vampire, her natural enemy. She fears that if she goes home, she will be killed by her friends and family because she is a vampire. But she feels that she has to try to escape and plays along to gain the trust of the vampires. 

But unexpectedly, she finds herself making friends among the vampires and falling in love. 

This is a dystopian, urban fantasy full of action, friendship and romance. It was a unique take on vampires and completely unpredictable. The characters were well written and the protagonist was a very likeable character. As was her love interest. I love books about vampires and this one didn't let me down. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to fans of this genre. 


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