by Julie Kagawa
Kindle Edition – Read March 23, 2012
Expected Release: April 30, 2013
Length: 448 pages
Official Description: (This is book #2 of the Blood of Eden series)
In Allison Sekemoto’s world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.
She has done the unthinkable: died so that might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie’s birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever—and possibly end human and vampire existence.
There’s a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago—and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.
Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.
First off THANK YOU Harlequin Teen for this advanced copy, I was soo excited to get this book to review.
OMG I literally just finished this book, and I will tell you right now, it’s fantastic. Imagine the last book, now think better. It’s wonderful, I generally like the second books better anyway because we already know the world the characters are in so we don’t have all that world building to deal with, which means that we, as readers, get to dive right in to the meat of the story, which leaves off where the last book ended. Allie is on a hunt to find Kanin, she’s having those dreams and a pull to find her creator/sire and she knows she’s got a heck of a battle ahead of her. OH goodness, there are so many surprises and twists and turns, which I of course will not spoil for you so I’ll not stray beyond the writing and the blurb of a description the publishers provide.
So I’ve read the Iron Fey series or at least a few of them, and this series far surpasses that one. I think that the author really just puts a grown up spin on this young adult series that isn’t all teen angsty and makes you forget the young adult aspect of it. There is some swearing and this is a more violent and bloody series, which is just awesome, there is some great action in this book. Allie is just more bad ass than Meghan and this story just feel like it is more unique and has a little more than you’d expect. I know that vampires are everywhere right now, but this isn’t your young adult sparkly vampire story, it feels more honest, grittier with truer emotions. You can see this world as reality instead of some frolicking in the tulips kind of fairy tale with happily ever after, as seen in book one there are heart wrenching moments, and this story just rips you apart. You’ve got lots of laugh out loud moments, plenty of action, a few lovey dovey moments, great devotion and wonderful character development. You have characters you love to hate but secretly love anyway. The bad guy is unequivocally bad, but there are so many grey areas, so many ways this story can go. This book has yet to be released and I’m waiting, already, on pins and needles for book 3 to come, because damn, leaving us hanging.
“’Well, I have good news and bad news,’ he announced. ‘The good news is that the jeep is still where we left it, and I got the damned thing working again.’
‘What’s the bad news?’ I asked
‘Something took my fuzzy dice.'”