Disease and an alien invasion set up dire consequences in Hodge's first-person, apocalyptic thriller. An everyday heroine faces a devastating new reality as both physical and emotional challenges head her way. This novel is gritty and intense to the max.
She discovers Shane living in this new world, but he holds her responsible for when he was made a vampire 100 years earlier by an alien who was stalking her. The aliens are feeding off what is left of the human race. Can Abbey's mysterious heritage make her the human race's unwitting savior? (SHOMI, Feb., 368 pp., $6.99)