Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Supernatural, Dystopian, Teen, Re-Reading (2)
Series: #2 in the Blood of Eden series
Source: My Personal Library
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
First Published: April 30, 2013
First Line: "I smelled blood as soon as I walked into the room."
Book Description from GoodReads: In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood
She has done the unthinkable: died so that she 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.
My Review: This is the second time reading
this book for me and I loved it as much, if not more than the first time.
Yup, this book (and the whole series) is a goodie. It's the second book
in the Blood of Eden series
and I've recommended it to countless people (many of whom come back and tell me
that they loved it!). Don't let the vampires and dystopian fool you,
Allie and the other vamps in this book aren't the glittering lame vampires
you're used to. Kagawa creates characters that have varying degrees of
humanity. You'll care about them even though they can be ruthless and
violent. Some will make you laugh and probably even make you
shed a tear. There's edge of your seat action, an uber creepy evil master mind
and a main character in Allie that you can easily get behind. This is the
Grand Poobah of supernatural dystopian. Period. The End.
How's that for an intro?
Yes, I love this series very much and the reason why I'm re-reading it is
because three years ago when I initially read Immortal Rules (my first review from 2013 is here, most recent
from 2016 is here) and The Eternity Cure I had planned to
read the third only to get side tracked with a billion other books. So,
to give this series it's due, I'm rereading it again. And I'm so glad I did.
Allie is, once again, a flawed
but realistic character as she races to save Kanin, her creator. Kagawa
adds in a few great twists in her plot as well as her characters
but bringing back Sarren as the uber baddie (he's at the top of my list of
creepy dudes I never want to meet) was the icing on the cake for me. She
also adds great chemistry between her characters and humour sprinkled
Once again, Kagawa has outdone
herself. I am more than eager to read The Forever
Song as soon as humanly possible. If you haven't picked up
this series yet, I highly urge you to do so. Start with Immortal Rules and enjoy!
My Rating: 5/5 stars
“You will always be a monster - there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.”