In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.
She has done the unthinkable: died so that he 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.
©2013 Julie Kagawa (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Why did you let Zeke die? You should have made him a Vampire! Or let him live and have him and Allie have a happy ending together! Well, at least Allie has something to remember Zeke! I hope that she doesn't lose it in the next book!
I really enjoyed hearing more about Allie and her growth as a vampire. I was also excited to hear more about Kanin and Sarren. They didn't get enough of a presence in the first book, so I loved that this book included more of them and their history.
The emotional roller coasters that the characters go through,their development, is all very realistic and relatable. I get very frustrated when characters have no growth whatsoever or make odd leaps in how they think or feel. In this book, the characters all struggle, both with themselves and others, in ways that progress naturally.
Therese Plummer is very good at portraying the emotional states of her characters without going over the top. She also does the male voices superbly. A lot of times narrators have difficulties with voices of the opposite gender, but Therese gives each person their own voice and character that makes for excellent listening.
This wasn't a book that had me so drawn in that I would want to listen to it all at once. Although, there were parts where I dreaded having to stop it because I needed to listen to it just 5 minutes more.
I loved everything about this book. The story, the characters and the narrator was amazing in her performance. Loved my Zeke and Allie moments.
I really dislike when authors write an engaging action story, then interject a constant babble of romance. Time is short to save someone, or do something, but no, I have to listen to several minutes of babble! Really irritating!
Listening to stories as I drive to and from work is the best, making the drive a little more tolerable.
It's so intense, annoying, frustrating, scary, and emotionally draining! I am not sure how much I like...but I have to get the next book! whew!
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.
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