It's hell being a teenager, especially if vampires are hunting you.
Larna Collins had never understood why her dad skipped out on her and her mother when she was twelve years old. Until then, he was a devoted and loving father. But six years later, during a renovation of her childhood home, she unearths her father's journal from under a floorboard. According to his final entry, he had recently visited a small parish in England before he left.
The entries drew her to this quaint village, which Larna discovers isn't as charming as its blood-craving inhabitants want her to believe, and she learns that she isn't the only one trying to track her father down.
Could this explain her father's disappearance? Or was placing her in the center of danger her dad's master plan all along?
The Outcasts is a bestselling, multi-award-winning YA Fantasy.
"The Best Vampire Book Ever™. The Best Female Main Character in a Vampire Book Ever™. A vampire book with a bigger girl as a protagonist and is also seen as a desirable love interest? This is it. Right here."
- Christina: Blogger from Indie Fantasy Review
"A genuinely enthralling start to a new series Misty Hayes is clearly suited to the genre with the promise of more good things to come. Highly recommended The Outcasts - The Blood Dagger: Volume 1 proves a must read."
- Book Viral
"Misty Hayes, author of The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger Volume: 1, is handing readers a unique take on the vampire stories of late. Hayes offers a well-written, smooth read which mesmerizes readers from the first paragraphs. The relatable struggles of its main character, Larna, take an unexpected turn early on and pull readers in for a ride like no other."
- Literary Titan
"What I really enjoyed about this book was the adventure and intrigue. You never knew what was going to happen next and Misty Hayes kept me interested until the end. It was a very imaginative plot with well fleshed-out characters. Larna is very relatable and you couldn't help but root for her to come into her own. It was great watching her character grow from an insecure teen to a confident young woman..."
"The more I got into this book, the longer I spent finding excuses to not put it down ... I would like to briefly touch on an important topic that I would like to think will be addressed in The Watchers ... Team Alastair or team Corinth? (Hint hint ... Team Alastair...)"
- Shay Spencer: blogger for Shay Write Smiles