Name: The Farm
Author: Emily Mckay
Pages: 420 pg.
Rating: 4 stars
Summary from Goodreads: Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as 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.
Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…
Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race…
I thought this book was a lot better than i thought it would be. I got this a few years ago at Barnes and Nobles and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since until it got picked for a monthly challenge. I was a little hesitant to read it at first but once i got into it i really enjoyed it. I loved hearing from LIly, Carter and Mel’s viewpoints throughout the book.. This book was a completely different take on vampires and i was really surprised but i found that i really enjoyed it. In the story there are apparently the usual vampires and then there are the Ticks who from how i interpreted the scenes were humans who became something like vampires when an experiment that went wrong. Now there are Farms all over the country where kids stay because of the fear of the Ticks. Then you have the vampires like Sebastian who can sense the Ticks when they are near. I’m not quite sure what is going to happen next but i am interested to see what happens next and i will definitely be looking at getting the next book. Overall i would rate this between 4-4.5 stars and would highly recommend it.