Friday, May 17, 2013
Blood of Eden/Book 2
Harlequin Teen/ April 30, 2013
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.
The second book in Julie Kagawa's dark vampire dystopian series takes up not long after where the first book ended. Allie is searching for her sire, Kanin, and she's afraid of what she might find. The reader is given background on the characters and the plot but I didn't feel it was enough to skip the first book. Instead, I'd suggest reading The Immortal Rules, book one, to give you a better understanding of the characters and the world. Plus, it's a really good book!
Allie has this deep sense of loyalty that I swear is going to get her killed someday! You can't help but admire her but I also wonder if her recently lost humanity is at the root of her loyalty. She doesn't view human as mere food sources and still tries to defend them when necessary. She's certainly different than most of the vampires in this series.
The plot leads Allie into dangerous situations which is par for the course in the world she inhabits. She may well be at the top of the food chain but she's still a newbie when it comes to the vampire hierarchy. There is action but Allie also becomes involved in vampire politics which while somewhat interesting, tended to slow the plot down.
The book ends on a cliffhanger that left me wanting the next book now! It looks like things will be getting more intense and more desperate for Allie as this series progresses.
Blood of Eden Series ~
Dawn of Eden (novella prequel)
The Immortal Rules
The Eternity Cure
The Forever Song (spring 2014, tentative)