As if I didn't already LOVE Julie Kagawa's previous works, this book just makes me want to simultaneously curl into the fetal position forever and worship at the alter that is Julie Kagawa. So many conflicting feelings. Where to begin?
This book is the sequel to [b:The Immortal Rules|10215349|The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)|Julie Kagawa|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1323357921s/10215349.jpg|15114912], a dystopian vampire story that took too vastly overdone YA genres and turned them on their head. Here we see our heroine Allison begin her journey to find her sire Kanin. Easier said than done, we quickly become reunited with some familiar faces, some that we wanted to see (*cough*ZEKE*cough*), some we would rather not see again (Jackal, Stick).
I really really
will have to keep this short because there's honestly no way that I can write much without spoiling anything. I found this book well paced, with several tense moments, leaving me wondering what was going to happen next. Unlike a lot of books where the outcome is obvious and predictable, I was not able to predict what would happen here. I hoped for the best, and sometimes I got what I wanted. Often I didn't.
I listened to the end of this book in the car. I would not recommend this for two important reasons:1
. I beat on my steering wheel several times out of frustration/anger2
. Tears make it very hard to drive.
Anger, followed by tears, not a good mix when behind the wheel of a car. I dare anyone to jump into this book and not shed at least one tear within the last 30 minutes. Because that's where it gets you. By this time in most books, the climax as ended, and everything is drawing to a close. Julie does not
afford us that favor. That's when she takes your feelings, rips them out, stomps on them, and then promptly ends the book. I'm not afraid to admit that I cried for a good 20 minutes during and after the book. THAT
scene. You all who have read it know the one. Officially the nuclear bomb of feelings
. I can't even talk about it anymore.
Is the next book out yet? No.... Ok well just leave me here to drown.