- Publisher: Harlequin
- Publication date: 4/30/2013
- Source: eARC provided for review from the publisher via NetGalley
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.
I loved The Immortal Rules and couldn't wait to read this book. With the way the first book left us I needed to know where things were going and what would happen. I was already starting to be invested in the characters. So, I have had trouble trying to get my thoughts together to write a review for this. I really shouldn't have waited so long. It's one of those times where you love a book, and just don't really know what to say. It was intense, emotional, and creepy! Just what I wanted out of it and more.
Allie is still a super tough chick. In fact I think she is tougher in this one, but her emotions still tend to get the best of her. I love that she still clings to her humanity though. She is a good person (well, vampire) inside and I don't think she will lose that part of her. She is on a mission to save her creator and comes across Jakal on her journey. She is very smart when it comes to him for the most part. She knows that she can't trust anyone, and she keeps her guard up. Though she knows that she can use his help, she is still cautious of him. When she goes back to her home where they are keeping Kanin things get really crazy. Talk about a rollercoaster of events. Allie was so amazing through it all. She keeps that sense of what is right and wrong. She was still a very strong character for me.
Allie misses Zeke and knows that he's better off without her, but she can't help thinking about him and how he made her feel. This is where her weakness comes in. Unfortunately, a vampire with their humanity still in tact can be a bad thing as well as a good thing. Her emotional mind sometimes gets in the way of what should be done in order to keep herself and others safe. On the other hand, that's also an advantage in some ways against the enemy who have no more feelings or remorse. Love may very well be the thing that saves her, but in the end could put her in the most danger.
I don't really know what I can say without ruining anything from the first one. This was so awesome and I was always back and forth on whether I could trust certain characters or not. My stomach was in knots for most of it. The action, the intensity of the situations, and the gory awesomeness was all amazing. Then, there was the emotion. I won't lie, this made me sob!! I literally could feel my heart breaking and crumbling to pieces. And the ending... let's just say that it's cruel and perfect at the same time!! I need book 3 immediately. Julie Kagawa sure knows how to leave her fans dying of anticipation!
*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.