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.
Story was awesome. Couldn't put it down. Read the whole thing in 4 days. Talking about addictive. Not giving away the ending but OMG what an ending!!!! I really really hope this is the next book series to skyrocket into fame because it's definitely as good as any other. Wooohooo book three here I come!
A huge fan of audiobooks and have heard many performers but I would have to say Therese Plummer is my absolute favorite. The different voices are perfect to picture the different characters. The way she tells the story you just really imagine someone is telling you the story that really lived through the experience. Her voice even trembles when she's sad/upset. Not only is she storytelling but she's acting the part and making you believe every moment of it. She rocks!
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.
Home is where my books are.
Right now, I am waiting for the third book in this series due out next month, (April 15th), and debating whether or not to listen right away, or wait a while and then start the series from the beginning. Hmmmmm. Decisions, decisions.
I don't think I can wait. The first two were that good.
I really loved the phenomenal performance by Therese Plummer. She really brought this series to life. I wish she read more of my favorite books. She's perfection.
yes - great storyline and performed very well.
When Sarin tortures Ezekial and Allison thinks he's dead.
She makes the characters come alive.
I was interested in this book. It kept my attention and the ending has me longing to read the third book. It is a very good twist on the nosferatu and I enjoy listening to it.
The book has a great story line.
Therese Plummer is one of my favorite narrators, I have never been disappointed by her.
They will do anything to find a cure!
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