The Farm

 

Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Review: The Farm is the first in a proposed Trilogy by Emily McKay.  The story is set in a dystopian near-future were a genetically engineered, epigenetic virus has turned a small number of the population into vampire-like mutants called "ticks".  The main story revolves around Lilly and her autistic sister Mel.  After six months living on "the farm" Lily encounters Carter, a boy she went to school with in "the Before", just days before her planned escape attempt.  The novel offers us point-of-view chapters from Lilly, Mel, and Carter, though Lilly's are most prevalent.  The book offers a nice merging of a dystopian novel with the vampire genre and has an interesting take on them as well... Get the book Here, and find the books website Here