What does it take to prove your worth?
Brooke is on her last chance with the corpses. Even amongst the most dangerous people, she is considered to be far too unpredictable to be taught, to learn, and to be a gang member, nevermind a gang master. Just one more big screw up, and she’ll be executed — removed from a life she had never chosen for herself. With death looming all around her, what choice does she have but to comply?
Azra is sick of the way people like him are treated — like they’re subhuman, waste, trash to be taken out, all because they look different, or have supernatural abilities. But he burned a lot of bridges the last time he left the city of Dayno, and in returning he feels there’s no place for someone as volatile as him. So he does what he does best and drowns out the ghosts of his past with drugs.
When the two of them find each other, Brooke latches onto her best chance at freedom, and Azra hangs on to his best chance at vengeance and safety for what’s left of his family. When they start seeing themselves in each other, things start to unravel, and the two of them set off as a modern day Bonnie & Clyde, leaving a wake of destruction behind them.
Her name is Brooke Chandlier. His name is Azra Engel. She’s a deconstruction worker for the Corpse girls, a rogue band of terroristic lab specimen failures bent on disrupting human life. He’s a vampire walking the line between one world and the next, desperately doing anything to pass for human. Neither of them fit in the world chosen for them. Labeled a liability, she’s a dangerously unstable schizophrenic. Labeled a monster, he’s seen as uncontrollable, unpredictable, and volatile. An outcast amongst her own gang, the lowest of the low, she fights to stay alive… On the streets of the human world, in the car of an unruly gang master’s favorite, at the overcrowded Corpse compound amongst dozens of bloodthirsty Corpse girls. Burdened with severe anxiety brought on by the ghosts of trauma from days past, Azra accepts his life in hiding — and crippling drug addiction — as the way of things. When he does a favor for someone close to him and saves Brooke from an untimely death, things begin to become unraveled. His life, his secrets, his past, his ghosts. Suddenly the two of them are confronted with the true way of things. Hunters killing freaks, parting them out, selling them. Together they decide to put an end to it.
A brand new adventure by co-authors Aimee Cozza and Tory Keith.