“Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.”
I’ll say it right from the start I should have seen one of Sarren’s surprises for Allie from the start but I didn’t. All the better for dramatic effect which was rather great. 🙂 And rather convenient for Sarren.
The thing that annoyed me (again), is the level of stupidity teenage girls achieve in the YA novels. I think that that particular trend needs to stop. Being a teenage girl doesn’t mean you’re so emotional you lose all common sense. I don’t see it happen with young male heroes.
But in Allie’s defense, she did learn from her mistakes and in the end I was rather proud of her emotional growth. Of course, love helped.
The great thing about this book is that the story progressed rather quickly. I am always surprised how time passes quickly in dystopian worlds. It seems like something happened a long time ago only so you can learn it was actually only a year since Allie was turned. So much has happened in the meantime it feels like years passed between, although if I had given it a bit more thought, I would recognize the fact that not so much time had actually passed.
I also kind of started liking her vampire brother Jackal. He is the bad guy with a slight tendency toward the good side. 😉
It was very satisfying to see Allie and Zeke finally fall completely in love and be together. And of course be better because of it. 😉
The ending brought some surprises – one I saw coming and one I didn’t. That is why I love Julie Kagawa’s writing, even though the type of story follows certain rules and you can guess some subplots, some, you are completely unaware of. 🙂
P.S. Seems humans will never learn not to tamper with viruses.