Release Date: April 15, 2014
Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Paranormal
Review Date: June 16, 2014
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: Vengeance will be hers.
Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. Monster.
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, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
This book had a slow start for me. It took me much longer than I anticipated getting through the book. It wasn't boring by any means, but it wasn't a page turner like the first two in the trilogy either.
There were two major plot twists that were the peaks of the story that caused moments of surprise, sadness and hope. Beyond that, there were valleys where the moaning and groaning of several characters was a bit much for my taste.
Kane proved to be the glue that holds his offspring together, not only does he have to hold everything together while they are in pursuit of Sarren, but he then makes the ultimate sacrifice in stopping him. Jackal isn't as bad as he seems, apparently under that cold exterior he has a heart after all. Allie has clearly grown up even more, and has finally accepted herself as she is. Good, bad or indifferent she's got bigger worries than to cry over than being a monster. As one would think, trying to save the world, vampires and humans alike, from a deadly virus will put things in different perspective.
I did enjoy reading what was actually it was like inside the island of Eden. To read vaguely about Eden for two books and never really get a description of it was getting old. We finally get a glimpse into how the humans within Eden live, which was a plus.
As far as the conclusion of the trilogy goes, most everything is wrapped up. There was a "happy" ending of sorts, but that's relative. The ending is as happy as one can get in this situation, which I appreciate. I always like a more realistic end. If everything is candy and roses, it's not believable.
While this was my least favorite in the trilogy, I still recommend it. If nothing else, just to know how it all ends. Did you read The Forever Song? If so, please share your thoughts with me on the final book in The Immortal Rules trilogy.