My co-author came up with a seriously wacky idea for our sequel. I can see the pros of the idea but perhaps I'm just a little conservative - I'm not sure if readers would be put off by it or not? Bear in mind this is supposed to be dystopian romance - NOT paranormal/horror. So far throughout the first book, there's not been any particularly strange, out of this world, or magical-seeming elements in it. It's set in the future and carriers of the virus turn into what we call Infected (similar to zombies you could say) and obviously society works a little differently with more advanced technology, but otherwise everything happens like in the real world. So, the idea is this: to cure one of the virus, whether said individual has "turned" yet or not, they must drink the blood of someone who's developed immunity. Yes it would shock everyone I think - but would you be put off by this, or intrigued? I can't tell. It would obviously be revealed towards the end as part of a twist/climax. And it would go to explain why the first city in the first book hasn't been able to find the cure because well, who thinks of drinking someone else's blood normally? My co-author likes it because 1. it's the opposite to vampires lol and quite unusual, 2. it'll bring a whole host of new problems that could mean a third book. Namely questions of how much blood one would need to drink to be cured, how's one human supposed to supply enough to cure so many - it's not possible - so the new question that arises would be who gets chosen to be cured. And it'll bring problems with our characters facing kidnapping/attack/murder threats and how they would cope. We're happy to tackle all these questions. I just want to make sure the blood thing doesn't put off readers. If it's too absurd. Too outside of the dystopian genre. Too unscientific. I dunno. Thoughts?