“After Dark” (The 19th Year, #1) by, Emi Gayle
Mac Thorne is eighteen and a changeling. She has until her nineteenth birthday to decide on one form that she will keep for the rest of her life. Mac was raised by a vampire and a fae who volunteered to be her surrogates and protectors but she knows nothing about her real parents. She spends her days getting a regular education and trying to avoid contact with humans as much as possible. She spends her nights shifting into different forms and training to protect herself.
With just eight months left before she turns nineteen Mac is feeling the pressure to decide on her forever form. Confused and alone Mac finds herself forming a connection with Winn, a human boy from her school. Add in one old book and some mysterious attacks and you get a very promising start to a new series.
Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed reading about Mac and Winn. I found the romance between the two to be sweet with just the right amount of steaminess for a teen book. Winn is very relatable and so sweet throughout the entire book. Mac is a bit harder to like at first (I lost track of how many times she complains about stupid humans) but she grew on me and it was fun to watch her evolve. This book is also full of many interesting supporting characters that I hope to learn more about. (Dragons, Angels, Sirens, Vampires, Fae, and all manner of demons)