When the Resurrectionists of Fissure’s Whipp begin disappearing, eighteen-year-old Allie knows what the murderers are after. The genetic mutation found coursing through the veins of all those like her can heal wounds and even bring back the recently deceased. Throughout history, people have killed to get their hands on even a precious vial of Resurrectionist blood.
After being raised by her aunt when her parents’ lives are taken, Allie knows better than most that staying vigilant means staying alive. On her own for the first time, she'll need more than fighting skills and a sharp blade to survive. Allie will do whatever it takes, even going so far as to befriend a gutter punk with a heart of gold named Ploy who unwittingly trades a few nights a week on her couch in exchange for being a human tripwire to those who may come in the dark.
But as Allie and Ploy's feelings for each other grow, and the looming threat seems to zero in on Allie, she must discover who is behind the horrific killings and stop them before she becomes their next victim.
"...pay attention to these two, you're in for a roller coaster of a ride!" - Austine (NovelKnight)
"Vial Things is a delicious, quick read, full of adventure and romance. It has all the right ingredients for what I enjoy: blood, magic, a snarky girl, and a boy with secrets." - Ashelynn of Ashelynn's Bookshelf
"...loved it right from the start!!! The pacing was great and the premise was fresh." - CM
Will she ever be able to let her resurrectionist life die?
After killing the hunter who held her captive for her blood, Allie wants nothing more than to leave her resurrectionist abilities behind and settle into normalcy with Ploy, the boy she thinks she loves but isn’t entirely sure she should trust.
Before she can pass down her leadership responsibilities though, Allie’s stab at a new life fades as she uncovers a direct threat to the resurrectionists of Fissure’s Whipp that thrusts her into an ever-tightening snare of enemies. And some are closer than she thinks.
For the chance at a happily-ever-after with Allie, Ploy would do almost anything, including using the dark past he hoped to forget to eliminate the new scheme against her. But when Allie forbids him from getting involved, Ploy must decide if helping the girl he loves is worth the cost of betraying her.