Series: Blood of Eden 2#
Genre: YA paranormal romance, post-apocalyptic and dystopia
Publication Date: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
An eARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!!
Wow. I still can't believe I've read such an amazing book. There aren't enough words to describe how much I LOVED it!!
I liked The Immortal Rules but it didn't blew me away... I thought of it as a nice, action-packed vampire story, nothing more. I didn't expect its sequel to be so intense, dramatic and full of emotions, just the way I like.
The brilliant characters were what I loved the most about this book. They are what really made the difference between this book and The Immortal Rules. I felt like I really got to know each and every character, including Allie, Zeke, their companions and even the villains. The author has described each one of them very slowly, revealing small details from their pasts each time until I got the full picture at the end. I liked the characters so much that I even enjoyed HATING some of them....
Allie was just the ideal female main character. I really love all these kick-ass girls!! I just adored her courage and how she could make plans during dangerous fights. I also liked how she was aware of her imperfections as a vampire, such as her predator instincts and her tendency to see human beings as prey, and always tried to ignore them and do what feels right in her mind. She really should set an example for how you can change anything if you want to. Vampires in her world are naturally evil and inhuman and she has managed to break it and become what she wanted to be.
I liked Zeke ten times better in this book!! He finally got over his superstitions about vampires and started acting like a gentlemen around Allie. I loved how he stayed so good and naive in this horrific world.
The chemistry between the two of them was just perfect. Allie needed Zeke's pureness to fight the demons inside her. Zeke, from his side, needed someone tougher around him to open his eyes sometimes. I really cared about the two of them and found myself wishing they had easier lives so they could develop the romance between them the way they deserve...
I also really enjoyed the plot of this book, which was PACKED with action, blood and shocking discoveries. It was the most unpredictable book I've ever read!! The plot twists and intense fights left me breathless.
The world-building in this book was great and original. I loved how it combined post-apocalyptic and paranormal elements. If you know any other books like that please let me know!!
I really enjoyed reading about this horrific world, a world so twisted and ruined and different from ours. It showed what would really happen if vampires and zombies lived among us, not like in Twilight. Forget about the sweet Cullen family... Vampires really are vicious and dangerous monsters!
In the last 15% of the book, the plot suddenly became even more intense than it was before. I was just flying through the pages until I reached the last sentence. A sentence I will NEVER forget.
I've never read a book that ended in such a terrible cliffhanger!! How can I wait a whole year before the next book comes out?!
READ THIS SERIES!!! You have to. It is amazing and I'm sure that even people who aren't crazy about vampires or paranormal romance will love it. Julie Kagawa is a genius and I will read everything she ever writes.