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The Eternity Cure & The Forever Song

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These are the final books in the Blood of Eden Trilogy. This series is about the story of Allison Sekemoto and her journey through Vampirism. This is one of the more enjoyable, in my opinion, vampire series. It has a kickass lead female, and doesn’t have her acting all woe is me all the time and doesn’t have her depending on a whole bunch of other people to do the work for her. It also isn’t dependent on romance and doesn’t romanticize the vampire race to help it keep the story running. The books do have romance in them but they seem to add more to it than carry it.

Allison is one of my favorite female leads in a series of this genre because she can support herself. Now, she does make friends and they help her but she’s not dependent on them for protection. On the guy front we have Kanin, Allison’s maker, Jackel, her blood brother, and Zeke, her kind of boyfriend. Now Kanin, who sired Allison, is one badass dude who is easily my favorite character in this series. He is extremely smart and has more humanity than vampires of his age usually have. Jackal, who is the blood brother of Allison, is one sarcastically, witty bastard that spices things up and has more snappy comebacks in his hand than most of the other characters have combined. Now unto Zeke. Zeke is I guess you could say Allison’s love interest throughout this series. He is the serious, protect everyone before himself, just all around good guy of the books. You could probably call him the boy next door type, the one you could take home to your parents and have them approve of your choice.

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The story line of the book was pretty consistent, though at a few times you could kind of guess what direction it was heading towards. It kept me on my feet and had enough action to keep my bloodlust quenched. The fights she did write about were pretty damn awesome and made sure to let you know that the other characters were still there and fighting and not being left out of the scene.

Overall these two books stayed consistent with the story and I didn’t feel like it was too lacking with information when you needed it, and the ending wrapped things up pretty well. So if you are a fan of YA vampire series with a hint of romance and lots of fight scenes, then I recommend this series to you.

-Chelsea K.

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The Immortal Rules

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Goodreads Description:

To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Enter Julie Kagawa’s dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

It’s been about a week or so since I’ve read this book and I’m still not sure whether I really truly enjoyed it. The story was intriguing and I liked some of the parts and aspects of it but I feel in some places it could have been improved a bit. I liked most of the characters, and how she would describe how the humans would realistically react to another race of creatures slowly taking over the world and essentially keeping them prisoner. I loved Kanin and how she portrayed him throughout the book. He was probably my favorite character in this book, the way she described him just….perfection, and I hope we see more of him in the next one. This isn’t a huge review because I really didn’t have a lot of thoughts on this book but I’ll try the next in the series and see how it goes.

-Chelsea K.