Imagine a book about the future – a future where children are groomed to feed wild vampire-like beasts. A book with good guys who are bad guys, bad guys who retain a touch of humanity, and a few characters primed to save the world. “ The Lair ” is the second in a series of young adult books from Round Rock author Emily McKay . The first was “The Farm.” Both are set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which adults have failed young people, and young people have adulthood thrust upon them. McKay's vampires are neither glamorous nor elegant, but they are smarter, stronger and faster than humans. And in both “The Farm” and “The Lair,” human children are farmed to feed human/vampire Ticks.