City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, #1)

City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, #1)

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by Diana Bocco
     
 

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the "lucky" survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she's tired of it.

So she'

Overview

Five years ago, vampires came out of hiding and took over the world. It was meant to be a quick enslavement but it turned into a bloody battle that brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Isabelle Bryant is one of the "lucky" survivors, now living in hiding, scavenging for food through deserted towns.

And she's tired of it.

So she's devised a plan: find the king of the vampires and drive a stake through his heart.

Except that wickedly sensual king Marcus is nothing like the monster she expected. And while landing on his bed was part of the plan all along, discovering that he might hold the key to humanity's survival certainly wasn't. The catch? Saving humanity also means ensuring vampire survival. It means giving up hope for a return to a human-ruled world.

As sparks fly and hate becomes heat, Isabelle must pick a side -- before the darkness devours them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148739371
Publisher:
Imbolc Books
Publication date:
06/23/2013
Series:
Dark Tides , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,800
File size:
316 KB

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City of the Fallen (Dark Tides, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
City of the Fallen is the first book in the Dark Tides series by Diana Bocco. Isabelle lives in a scary world taken over by vampires. These aren't your friendly sparkly vampires either. Humans are on the verge of extinction. Desperation sends her to the arms of Marcus, the vampire king. Her goal is to kill him. Honestly, I wasn't sure what killing him would really accomplish to begin with. Wouldn't someone else just step up to fill his shoes? I liked Marcus pretty quickly. I would like to know more about him and his back story. I think we'll probably get some more of those details in upcoming books. I hope so anyway. We are given the point of view of both Marcus and Isabelle which I enjoyed because it gave me the mindset of both of these characters. I found it interesting how human history has been re-written over the years, according to Marcus. As it turns out, Isabelle has more to worry about then vampires like Marcus. There are worse kinds of vampires out there, and this could mean the extinction of more than one species. At least, that's how it looks to me. This series definitely has me intrigued, and after that cliffhanger, I want to know what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense, yet exciting... I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for book 2!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written
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AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Top of the food chain no more *Book source ~ Purchased at Amazon Isabelle Bryant, her brother and a handful of others have survived five years after vampires rose from the shadows to claim Earth as their own. The human race has nearly been wiped out and Isabelle is tired of hiding and scavenging to survive. Her plan is to turn herself over to the vampire king’s compound, become a vampire pet and hopefully get close enough to kill the king. Cut the head off the cobra and maybe humans can survive. She hadn’t counted on becoming pet, and more, to the king himself or for Marcus to take her into his confidence. You see, there’s a bigger threat than vampires out there and if she kills Marcus as planned then she would be dooming all humans to extinction or worse. Caught between love and loyalty Isabelle has a tough decision to make. I have a soft spot for post-apocalyptic/dystopian tales and this one is a bit different. Instead of zombies overrunning the world though it’s vampires. Tired of hiding in the shadows they have risen up and they have no intention of letting humans have control again. Going from seven billion to a million or two is a huge blow, but Isabelle wants to try to get humans back in the driving seat. I’ll give her an A+ for guts.  The world building is decent and I can picture what it’s like to live in her new reality. Told from the POV of both Isabelle and Marcus, I got a pretty good idea of their personalities. There are a few decent secondary characters, but for the most part it’s an interaction between Isabelle and Marcus. I like that there is a bigger picture than just Marcus and his followers.  There’s his brother who wants the throne for himself as well as a virus that is consuming vampires at an alarming rate. My only complaint is that the story ends in a cliffhanger. I am so not a fan of those especially when there is a climatic scene at the end that has no resolution. Harumph! All-in-all though, a decent start to a series and a great intro to a new-to-me author. 
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I thought this story gave a great apocalyptic twist to the usual vampire story. The writing actually made me hold my breath in suspense at certain points. I must admit I cringed when I first read our heroines name was Isabelle just because it was so reminiscent of Twiight, but felt happier once you realize she is a heroine you really respect.
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Really enjoyed this paranormal romance. It sucked me in right from the beginning and I can't wait for book 2 to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced read...just the way I like.
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Avidreader77KM1 More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next book. Some similarities to other books I have read but still loved it! If you like vampire romance books then this book is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fast paced. Great for anyone looking for a quick but entertaining read. I stayed into the story the whole time. Can't wait for book 2!
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Always leary of a book where humans know about the paranormal, but this one works well. Waiting for next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and fast read.  
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Diffrent and fast action i enjoied it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable!