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'Til the World Ends (Blood of Eden 0.5)

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Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden-as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the t
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Published January 29th 2013 by Harlequin Luna
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Sep 04, 2014 Carol. rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: serious fans of the author(s)

Labor Day Weekend and Half-Price Books 20% off sale were completely irresistible.

Really. I couldn't.

So I headed over and found a few books I knew were delightful and one I thought may be interesting.


Just guess which one was the dud.


Here, let me help you:
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But I'm a fan of the apocalypse genr
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa - 4 stars

In my review of The Immortal Rules, I complained rather loudly about the lack of backstory and the incomplete worldbuilding. With Dawn of Eden, Kagawa elegantly took care of that little problem and gave us a story that is informative (a foundation for this series, I’d say), at times terrifying, but also very human and warm.

Although it describes the apocalypse, Dawn of Eden has a strong underlying message of hope that cannot be ignored. Some of the horrors p
Review for Dawn of Eden

“Whatever you’ve done, or think you’ve done, it’s over now. You can’t go back and change it. What you do about it, right now, from here on out, that’s the important thing”.

After reading The Immortal Rules, I made a promise to myself to read all the rest of the books in this fantastic series. So when I heard Kagawa was releasing a novella featuring Kanin, just in time to get you in the mood for The Eternity Cure I knew I had to get a copy. Dawn of Eden is the story based a
DAWN OF EDEN by Julie Kagawa
Typically with novellas there’s not a great deal of backstory for the characters or world, the short page length requiring the action to take place and the relationships to form more quickly, but to our utter delight, Ms. Kagawa’s contribution to this collection is the backstory itself. In it we get to experience the terrifying beginning of what will become the world of The Immortal Rules, the dark and bloody reality of the Red Lung virus depicted for us in gut-wrench
Final rating: 3.75/5 stars

This will not be a long review. In fact, I will just write what I think about it. I won't go into details.

This book is anthology consisting of three stories. I read this book because of the Blood of Eden series.

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa story was very interesting. I liked it, and most of all i loved the fact that it was how it began. Not to mention that (view spoiler), so this made me even more satis
Really good anthology.

’Til the World Ends is an anthology of three novellas about a post-apocalyptic world. I was excited to read this anthology mostly because of Julie Kagawa’s story Dawn of Eden, the prequel to her highly successful Blood of Eden series. I’ve enjoyed Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series and Karen Duval was a new to me author.

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Easily my favorite story in the anthology, or perhaps it was because I was familiar with this world. Dawn of Eden is the story
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A collection of stories that will make you think twice about the end of the world.

The Review:

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa – 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t realize Dawn of Eden was a prequel to Immortal Rules until after the end. And that might have been a good thing. I was enthralled by the story, the world, and Kagawa’s characters. Once I was finished with the story, I instantly wanted more. Dawn of Eden seemed a little more adult than The Immortal R
Taschima Cullen
I never read anthologies, or short stories for that matter. Unless they have something to do with a bigger series. That's why I couldn't wait for 'Til The World Ends to come out, because it had a short prequel story on The Immortal Rules. Dawn of Eden might have been what pulled me in but the rest of the stories made me stick around. If I were to review each story in a paragraph or less this is what it would look like:

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa 4/5

Was just right. It is simply a brilliant move
The review is only for Dawn of Eden.

This is a prequel to the Blood of Eden series. It was a very good read. The story is not focused on the main characters of Kagawa's The Immortal Rules but on a different set of characters - the predecessors of the Archer family. In The Immortal Rules an important things happened when Zeke's group was at the Archer's. In this prequel Kanin appears for a short but important moment and that's the point where you understand the message of Dawn of Eden.

Although th
Dawn of Eden - Julie Kagawa (4 stars)

Dawn of Eden is a prequel to Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden series, it's set long before events in The Immortal Rules and gives readers more insight into how the red lung plague initially started and just how quickly it spread. To be honest this story was the reason I wanted to read the anthology and it was a really nice addition to the series. It introduces us to two new characters: Kylie is a young doctor struggling to look after the patients at her field h
This is a dystopian anthology by 3 talented authors. I'll review each story, but give only one rating as a whole.

Dawn of Eden (Blood of Eden #.05) by Julie Kagawa

In this story we are given the prequel to Immortal Rules. This tale pulls together 2 different characters than who we meet in the first novel. So, there is no problem reading this one after the first. In this book Kylie and Ben meet up through a friend that has been bitten. Ben is reluctant to tell Kylie what has happened and in fact kn
Zemira Warner
“I love you, Kylie,” he murmured. “Stay with me. Till the end of the world.”

No,thank you.

I am sorry, but I didn’t like this short story at all. Sure, Kanin was there for a while but her was more of an extra than a real character. He still managed to get my attention because he is Kanin. Dark, tortured, brooding vampire who wants to make things right.

Main character of this story is Kyle, a doctor in training who takes care of her dying patients who got infected with Red Lungs. I have no objectio
Initial thoughts: Of all the stories in this compilation, I think Ann Aguirre's "Thistle and Thorn" impressed me the most, followed by Kagawa's "Blood of Eden" (which was good but I had some qualms about it), then Karen Duvall's "Sun Storm" (which I didn't really care for that much).

Full review:

I thought "Til' the World Ends" was a decent collection of dystopian realmed stories that focus on romance and harrowing action. The stories themselves had variant quality and I'll reflect on my reactions
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa take us to the time before Immortal Rules giving us an amazing look at the beginnings of the world we have come to love. The Red Lung virus is leaving a path of destruction in its wake. As scientist race to find a cure, doctors like Kylie fight to save those those they can. Kylie and a handful of nurses have been struggling in a make-shift hospital. Ben Archer arrives with his wounded friend and we discover that things are about to get worse. Kagawa has this incredib ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Three stories feature couples facing the end of the world in the form of zombie-like vampires, ruthless leaders in post-apocalyptic worlds, and environmental disasters that imbue some with super powers while condemning others to cannibalistic insanity. All three feature prominent romances, though only one delivers a story that will leave readers hoping for survival.

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

There were several things that bothered me about this story i
Jessie Potts
What it's about: I'm labeling this New Adult because the characters are in their 20s, and the bedroom scene in Julie Kagawa's story is more explicit than most YAs.

• 4 stars: Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa: This is a prequel to her Blood of Eden series and deals with Kylie and Ben. Both are alive for the Red Lung and birth of the rabids that destroyed their world. They have to survive together and make it to Ben's family farm.

• 5 stars: Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre: I really wish this one we
Carina Olsen
This is a short review for Julie's story, Dawn of Eden, which is a short story from 'Til the World Ends. I have loved her book, The Immortal Rules, ever since it came out this April. This story is a prequel to it. And it's all kinds of amazing. Not as good as the long book, but it's still amazing and is a great read. I enjoyed the writing a lot, like I always do with Julie's work. I also liked the characters a whole lot. And yeah. The plot is beyond amazing. It's unique and special. And so well ...more
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Before I tell you what I thought of this book it is worth pointing out that although this book features stories from YA series, this is in fact quite an adult. There is violence and also sexual content, even in Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa. So, if you are young or are thinking of getting this book for a younger Blood of Eden (Immortal Rules) fan then is aware that it might not be suitable.

Til the World Ends is a really hard book to rate. If I was giving just Dawn
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

This story totally fits as a prequel for Julie’s The Immortal Rules.
Humanity is immersed in chaos as an implacable virus has appeared and no one seems to be able to resist it, only a few counted people have survived, this virus is called Red Lung an in just a very short time it has caused devastation everywhere and decimated the entire world population, there seems to be no hope. Kylie works as a doctor in an improvised clinic though all her efforts seems futile as th
I've just finished the first SS in this anthology which is the prequel to The Immortal Rules. Let me just say that it was absolutely FANTASTIC!!

Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite writers ever. Even in this SS her magic with words transcends the page. I am absolutely dying to read more from her.

As far as the SS goes, it's a great set up for those who haven't yet read The Immortal Rules. For those that have already TIM, well it's just awesome to get the background on how the plague and the rabid
Julie Kagawa......Ann Aguirre......Karen Duvall.....nice combo. Presenting 'Till the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, Karen Duvall.

Here is the summary of the book:

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden-as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are h
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Dawn of Eden, prequel to The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa

First, let me say that although this is a prequel to the Blood of Eden series, you don't have to know anything about that series to enjoy it. If you have read The Immortal Rules, you'll definitely enjoy this short story more because it takes place right at the turning point, when things went from bad to worse, and the characters happen upon a familiar face, one that I didn't even realize how much I'd missed until their identity became c
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

DAWN OF EDEN by Julie Kagawa – 4 stars

DAWN OF EDEN is the prequel to Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series. It follows Kylie, a twenty-three year old doctor in the middle of the Red Lung plague. People are dropping like flies and it’s almost scary the amount of detail that Kagawa gives readers. The premise of this story is summed up with these words: What if life as you knew it was ending all around you? Where would you go, who would you want by your side?

The words are so poignant, so haunting an
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Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden-as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems....

My Tho
Chester Carstairs
3.5 stars

Dawn of Eden
Rating: 3.5 stars

This short story serves as a prequel to Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series. The story took place back when the Red Lung was decimating the people in the world. The female protagonist, Kylie, is a doctor. She’s one of the few who is still trying to help people infected with the virus, if only to ease their passing. She met Ben Archer when he went to her clinic seeking help for his hurt friend, Nathan. As with stories this short, there was an instant chemis
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This is a great little novella that gives readers the much anticipated back-story to Kagawa’s phenomenal novel, The Immortal Rules, the first full book in the Blood of Eden series. Once again stepping away from the fey and into the realm of vampires, Kagawa explains how the Red Lung virus, along with attempts to stop it, created the vast vampire race that now controls the world within The Immortal Rules, answering many of the questions I had when read
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Til the World Ends is a wonderful anthology featuring three fabulous, talented authors.

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa:

I LOVED Dawn of Eden. This prequel to The Immortal Rules was fascinating, and Julie Kagawa drew me in as only Julie Kagawa can. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting this generation of the Archer family. Ben was so lovely and Kylie was a stunning combination of grace and fierceness. Samson angered me, but I believe his role in the story contained a very poignant lesson about forgiveness. I
Step Into Fiction
I should start off by saying I only read the stories by Julie & Ann because I've never read any of Karen's books and I'd like to give that a shot before reading this short story. Julie Kagawa and Ann Aguirre were the reasons I wanted to read this book anyway, as I'm big fans of them both!

Julie Kagawa is hugely known YA author of the Iron Fey series and her newest series, Blood of Eden, which this novella co-exists with. Both series, I'm a huge fan of but now Julie has tried her hand a little
Leanne Bell
Dawn of Eden:
I was thrilled with Dawn of Eden and I found it a unique insight into the world of The Immortal Rules before Ali's adventure begun. Kylie made a sympathetic caring, yet tough protagonist and I was pulled into her story and her reasons for fighting the Red Lung Virus without much trouble.
The story even took a romantic turn and featured a cameo from a pretty important character from The Immortal Rules.
The ending was pretty well done, which is usually difficult with a Novella and ove
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