For someone so young April Tate has been through a lot with the virus outbreak. A virus that has turned most of the population into feral vampires who only come out at night to feed and then there is the hybrid vampires who can go out during the day if it is a cloudy day. You also have the hybrid humans like April. April has lost a lot people due to the outbreak; before and after. April has a lot of people who love and care about her very much but she won't let them in. She is afraid of losing them and getting her all over again.
After the death of her mother in book #2 all April wants now is to find the one who is responsible for her death. She also wants to find the cure for the disease and help to put the world back the way it was. She wants to help all of the vampires to hopefully become human again. April finds out that her best friend Sarah is still alive and has been living with other humans in an underground city. When April decides that it is her place to go out and find the cure to the virus she leaves her little brother Jeremy with his newly adopted family in the human city.
April thinks she is going out on the road all by herself to find the cure and then go find someone that will help her make more. But she is so very wrong on this one. She thinks she is slipping out of the hybrid vampire hive that she has been living in alone but on her way out she runs into her best friend Sarah and her new friend Elijah. They care about April to much to just let her go off alone in a world that is infested with vampires. In this new world of theirs everybody needs someone to watch their backs. It is not safe out there alone. April thinks she is a loner and doesn't need anyone but she is more wrong than she knows. She is leaving behind the one person who cares and loves her more than his own life. But April is a strong and independent person who thinks that she doesn't need anybody. She hates leaving without telling him where she is going and what she is doing but she knows he will try to do whatever he can to stop her from going. But April has to go on this road trip to not only try to find someone who can help her with finding a cure but she also has to find herself again before she can ever let anyone in again, before she can love again. She knows or thinks that Rye will never understand this.
I have fallen in love with another series and author. I am so glad that I finally decided to read the Reign of Blood Series and can't wait to read more about April, Rye, Sarah, Elijah, Jeremy, Blaze, Miranda, Randy and the new guy Felix. Who were all of these people before the outbreak? I love the world that Alexia has created with the new twist on the vampires/zompires. Alexia will draw you into April's world so far that you almost get lost and can't find your way out again. The Reign of Blood Series is a fast paced read and keeps you on your toes afraid to turn the corner wondering what is on the other side. When you get to the other side you are still looking around waiting for it and the bam you are smacked right in the face with it. You never know from one minute to next what is going to happen. The Reign of Blood Series is awesome and if you have not read it then all I can say is you don't know what you are missing my friend.