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The Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles, #1)

The Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles, #1) - Krystle Jones Rating: ★★★1/2

A different twist on the vampire is woven into this YA storyline. The main character is haunted by the loss of her twin brother when they were attacked by a vampire and risks a trip into the "red sector" to see if he is still alive three years later. Her world changed when vampires attacked and she is dealing with the guilt of leaving her brother and friend behind. Sloane now lives in a "white sector" with the rest of the humans, which is a protected zone of the city and is trained as a vampire hunter. After she risks everything by escaping thru the fence, she quickly learns that not everything is as the humans perceive vampires to be and has to deal with the truth about the vampire.

This was surprisingly not bad for a YA freebie and really kept my interest. It felt kind of "Divergent-ish" and the teen scene with leadership roles and responsibilities. There was some pretty good twists but also some predictable ones and a few stretches. I plan on continuing on with the series. What is with the need with YA stories always needed to stick kids instantly into school?