Ashes Come Dawn
Seventeen-year-old Jericho has one eye, no family, and a large score to settle. Born in the deserts of Al-Hassad, she's the sole survivor of a Sworling attack and won't rest until she kills enough of the bloodsucking, sun-hating, human-like monsters to avenge the deaths of her family.
She's given the chance of a lifetime to begin her revenge when she's offered a prestigious job as a guard runner on the supply teams that race in the deserts between Cities with food, water, and medicine. Despite her skill, her desert-born heritage puts her at odds with her City-born teammates--especially Saskia, the beautiful daughter of an elite City leader who can't stand Jericho's tattoos, empty eye socket, and fierce desire for revenge.
Every Sworling death is a victory for Jericho until a mass attack on her team leaves her bitten and Saskia critically injured while transporting medicine to stop a deadly epidemic. Desperate to get out of the desert with the cargo intact, Jericho proposes a deal with the Sworling leader; she'll return and become one of them willingly if they help ensure the cargo and Saskia are delivered safe behind the City Walls.
With Sworling venom burning through her veins, Jericho knows it's only a matter of time before the sunlight becomes poison on her skin. To save her city and save Saskia, she'll have to work with the monsters she's sworn to kill. To save herself, she'll have to become one.
*Cover made by @Seventhstar *