My rating: 4/5 stars
*May contain some spoilers*
Can you believe this is the first book I've ever read from Julie Kagawa? I know I can't, I've meant to read Iron Fey series for ages, but as many readers know, there just isn't enough time!
Well, I wasn't disappointed! Even though I was expecting lots and lots of romance, there actually wasn't that much. But thanks to good plot, it didn't bother me :)
In the beginning, Allie is just a scavenger, trying to survive in a world ruled by vampires. But after one unfortunate incident, she becomes a vampire herself. This obviously isn't easy for her, since she's hated vampires all her life and considers them monsters. And it doesn't get easier when she's forced to flee her city.
But even though she considers herself a monster, she's doing everything she can to hold on to her humanity.
I really liked Allie as a character. She's stubborn and cute and she's a born leader. I just love how she doubts herself, but still does everything she can to live. She's a fighter, and I just love that!
Though it was heartbreaking to see how she trusts people who aren't worth it.
I also liked Zeke and Kanin. Zeke is suppose to become a leader, but he's still not too tough or rude or anything like that. A little too nice, so nice that he'll just gets himself hurt. Like Allie often tells him.
Kanin is a stoic mentor with awful past. A past he's tormented by, and can't move on. We'll probably see more of him in the next book (which will be next year, OMG, poor guy will be tortured for a whole year! *sob*), or let's just say hopefully.
Can you guess my least favorite character? If you guessed Stick, you're right! I just can't stand that kind of characters (or people!), who doesn't have any kind of backbone and who are willing to stab their best friend (who sacrificed themselves for that a$$!) in the back. That kind of people just suck so bad. I wish he'll face the most horrible kind of death. Nice, aren't I? :)
BTW, a fair warning: prepare yourself to some serious walking! I'm not kidding, this whole book is filled with walking. And I don't know what's my problem with walking, I just don't really like that kind of books.
Maybe I'm just so freaking lazy, that I prefer reading books where MC just sits on her/his ass and thinks. How lazy can a person be??
Even though there was lots of walking, I didn't end up hating this book. Hooray for that! :)
Because I just loved Allie, the katana swinging cutie, she just made my day! I can definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some serious ass kicking with some sweet romance! :)
My thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing a review copy! :)
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