Published: April 30th 2013
Format: Hardcover, 446 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Dystopian
Series: Blood of Eden, #2
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Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.
Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.
That ending was just....
The lore for this series is just so well thought out, I couldn't think of a better world to put vampires in besides a dystopian wasteland. <3 And the second book proved that much. The action was amazing as well, so badass and clearly thought out well enough for my eyes to start aching from reading/moving so fast, as cheesy as that sounds lol it's true. The scenery expanded and was even more vivid than I thought it would be, it definitely set my imagination aflame for a newer world than I new in the first book. :D And the tension...oh the tension.
The beginning of the book for Allison was just badass, she definitely showed her self and the nature of her own being as a vampire. And I loved it. She takes no shit and she only gives shit when there IS shit(lolol). Her skills have definitely improved as well. As I said in my review for the first book in this series, her katana wielding is just even more kick-ass. She still remains my favorite character of the series, but I do have to say that she was stubborn at a couple points in the book, which kinda had me like, "just stop...please?" I HATE STUBBORNNESS IN A GIRL. BUT I'M OKAY WITH IT IF IT'S FOR A GOOD REASON. ASFJKSDGF.
And of course when she runs into Jackal, things just got maddening. I could barely stand him. At times I wanted to say, "well you did I guess that's okay" and other times I just wanted to be in the book and just look at him like this:
As for Zeke.
And for Kanin. My second favorite character. As fans of this series may know, Kanin is Allison's maker...sire...whatthefuckever. And they haven't seen each other in a WHILE. And Kanin is...well...UN-FUCKING-STABLE. The first encounter with Allison and Kanin is not. fucking. pretty. The only thing I could imagine what the most bloody and most painful vampire-bite I've ever seen/imagined/read about. I don't exactly know why it was so surprising to me. I mean I kind of expected it, but I thought for sure it wouldn't happen. And then it did, and then I died a little. I kept reading it like:
And then the ending. Those few pages before the last page was basically unbearable. I almost stopped reading and lost all hope for the series and the fandom of Julie Kagawa books. Not kidding. I was nearly reduced to letting those welled-up tears loose. But I had fucking hope, man. I kept reading. <3
Again, Julie has delivered another beautiful and gut-wrenching piece of work, just like she always does. :) Please, for the love of all that is holy, don't break our hearts. ;_; Like I said...FEELS. REMEMBER THEM. D: