A deep, dark and truly spectacular read at every turn. Julie Kagawa has yet again allowed me into her broken world of vampires and I have not been disappointed!
Adding to this the absolutely outstanding narrative performance of Therese Plummer and her fine grasp of each of the characters of the story made for a gripping tale!
If you like dark stories with the best narration available get this book.
I loved this book. better then then first and I thought the first one WAS great. kept me on the edge of my seat. scary, loving, emotional, u feel theses characters! A+++
Therese is AMAZING! She's easily 1 of the best narrators I have encountered so far here. The series just keeps getting better and better and Julie Kagawa might just be 1 of my new favorite authors. I love how she adds little things and makes great characters even greater. the character of Jackal is great and Sarren is a freaking psycho!
I have to say that I anticipated almost every major event before they happened. That and a rather annoying lack of risk mitigation by our young heroine (?) pushed the rating down to a 4 for me.
That said, I still am very much enjoying the story, the characters and the world building so I am on now to the to final book (which I wish was available in audio...I love this narrator)!
It's the first vampire YA book that has completely blown me away. Loved it.
Jackel. He cracks me up. Allie's inner battle with her demon side. The fight scenes.
YES! Damn real life, getting in the way of my reading.
I don't even...
There are just...
Wow. I loved this read. This series has turned out to be WAY better than I thought it would be. Especially with all the other vampire YA books out there, this one blows them all away.
What I loved most about this is the emotions that Ms Kagawa was able to pull from me. I say pull because normally I'm a tough sell with these kinds of books. I've closed myself off to this genre but I so loved all the characters here. Even Jackel!
I'm so glad that I have the 3rd book loaded to my kindle and ready to go! I don't think I could have survived the wait at my local library for the book and Audible doesn't have the audiobook handy. :/
I will definitely listen to the book again just to ensure that I didn't miss anything.
Jackal is my favorite character because he is so unpredictable. He is the epitome of the "bad boy" and you never know what to expect from him. He is sarcastic and darkly mysterious, in all the right ways. I can't wait to see what he is up to next.
Therese Plummer is an awesome narrator. I could feel the characters emotions through her words. I hope that she will continue with the series.
The last few chapters were heart-wrenching. Sarren is pure evil! It's hard to understand how someone or something could be so cruel. I would behead him myself, if I could. :)
There were also a few OMG moments in the book...things that I did not expect and I found myself actually gasping aloud in surprise. I was not disappointed in the least with this book and cannot wait for the next installment.
I really enjoyed the Immortal Rules, which had a unique premise and some interesting twists and turns. However, this sequel was somewhat lacking. I thought it was fairly dull in a number of places, and it was a bit too predictable. It took Allie too long to reach a number of conclusions/make logical leaps that the reader probably guessed chapters earlier. Like most YA books in this genre, there's romance but the characters shy away from sex, which is eye-roll inducing. I always find that kind of funny -- plenty of blood, gore and violence is just fine, but heaven forbid the characters do anything more than kiss. I can definitely overlook that juvenile aspect of YA books if the story is good enough (e.g., the Hunger Games), but here, the story really just didn't cut it.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
I really enjoyed the 1st book & I adore the 2ed. Same narrator-awesome! Same heart pounding moments, adventure, crazy creatures who want to eat you & characters who make you invest all you have as you read. When I same "same" I mean quality. I mean what I've come to expect from Julie Kagawa. This book progresses w/ease. It's a fantastic 2ed installment. I can't wait to get the 3rd-it's preordered-that's how much I love this series.
yes - great storyline and performed very well.
When Sarin tortures Ezekial and Allison thinks he's dead.
She makes the characters come alive.