This has to be one of the best series that I have read in a while, its amazing!
This book was full of twists and turns, ups and downs and basically a l...moreThis has to be one of the best series that I have read in a while, its amazing!
This book was full of twists and turns, ups and downs and basically a lot of feels. Julie Kagawa has you laughing one moment then a couple of minutes later has you sitting there with your mouth hanging wide open. Although this is a mix of the two most popular YA genres - both dystopian and Vampire fantasy - the story line was refreshing and i felt like i hadn't read a story like this before. The vampires aren't being all broody and mysterious, they are being how vampires used to be seen, allergic to sunlight and a constant hunger for blood.
The book starts with it being a couple of months after The Immortal Rules with Allison looking for her Sire Kanin, because she knows he is being tortured by the psyco vamp Sarren. She reluctantly teams up with Jackal, who was just great in this book, and they first set out to find a secret lab to find something that will help with the Red Lung disease. Once they realise that psyco vamp has already been there and has taken the vials of Red Lung they are in a race to get to New Covington where they believe Sarren is. Now i don't want to spoil the story, but when they get to New Covington, shit get's crazy that's all i'm saying!!
Jackal was one of my favourite characters in this whole book, his sarcastic and witty comments, made a seriously dark story have that comedic relief. I really loved how we find out more about his background, how he became a vampire but we also see a almost nice side to him.
The ending OH MY GOSH it was amazing, it was a tear jerker and made you feel all the feels plus more. I'm so annoyed though that the next book is nowhere near being released, but during now and the third books release i will be re-reading the series so far several times. Julie Kagawa you are very quickly becoming one of my favourite authors!!(less)
*I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest/fair review
I rated this book 3.5 stars
Eyes Like Blue Fire is the first book in a series/tri...more*I was given this book for free, in exchange for an honest/fair review
I rated this book 3.5 stars
Eyes Like Blue Fire is the first book in a series/triology? by Amanda M.Lyons about Vampires, Zombies and a lot of gory stuff that will make you gag!
Eyes Like Blue Fire has many twists and turns for it's reader the biggest one being, it's starts as a paranormal romance book, then suddenly you realise that you are now reading a horror book. I loved that! One of the most refreshing things about this book was that Vampires were presented here as they were in the days of Dracula and the original vampire books, they were not sparkling or brooding mysteriously which was great.
The setting for the book spans from the 17th century to modern Europe. Our main narrator to begin with was Katja remembering a night in her life which the reader can assume was when she turned. She seems to be destined to search the night trying to find a love, thinking that she will never be able to replaced her lover/creator Anton, due to feelings of both love and guilt. This is until she meets the young man Raven, who has also lost someone in his life and now is also living with the guilt of this, although we don't find why out until further in the book. Now that we have met Raven we also have narration from him as well including flashbacks, which since it's only two people is not that confusing YET.
Someone else also has their eye on Raven though and this person is evil! She was one of Anton's creations and her name is Marie. Her main mission in life it seems is to make Ravens family either kill themselves or go crazy and also to kill Katja. We see that she has become power hungry and has too much pride, she wants someone to love her, but she can only love herself. She refuses to create a vampire because no one has ever met her standards, but she does create Zombies, because every evil person needs followers.
Zero is also a follower of Marie, not a horrible mindless Zombie, but a man who she expanded his lifespan and oh yeah killed all of his family, but he has betrayed her and turned his back on her and has decided to help Katja. I loved Zero, i thought he was a great character who was strong and also has that sensitive side. I loved his backstory and i also liked his narration as well.
Many flashbacks are present in this book and i didn't find this to be confusing while there was only one narrator, but as the book goes further on the more narrators there are the harder it is to be able to keep track of all the story lines and also who was actual speaking at the time. Many times i would read a whole section thinking it was one character, but the get confused when it would then turn out to be a different person, leading to many paragraphs being re-read.
I liked the book but i wasn't as submerged as i normally am with a book, i found about 2/3 of the book to be quite slow paced but an amazing story line and the last 1/3 of the book had amazing action scenes and the 'big battle'. I really liked all the unexpected twists and turns. I think my main problems with the book were that it was really hard to keep track who was narrating and also spelling errors. I think with a great editor though this series can turn out to be amazing!(less)
I picked this book up at a book sale. After hearing many great things about this book i decided i might as well get it whats to lose it's like £2.
As...moreI picked this book up at a book sale. After hearing many great things about this book i decided i might as well get it whats to lose it's like £2.
As soon as i started reading this i was hooked lined and had sunk. I really liked this book i could not put it down. I found the story line really interesting and reminded me a bit of the Hunger Games mixed with Ashes. As soon as i find out a book is about Vampires im intriged already because i love the variety of storylines for Vampire novels. I did really like Allie as the herione i thought she was really strong lead character and wasn't 'pathetic' for use of a better word. I like how although she was an unregistered she still wanted to be able to read and although she's a girl she fends for herself and knows what she has to do to survive which i really liked. I don't want to give too much away and i know i will if i carry on with this review.
Quickly though... Loved: Allies independce, Allie and Zeke's romance, Kanin, Jeb after his sacrifice, the idea of the rabids, the storyline overall and also the writing itself Disliked: Stick - he annoyed the crap out of me he was so defenseless it was annoying, Allie when she kept letting guilt get her down.
4/5 stars for this book because i did cry at the end and i was gutted when i finished the book, it's made me wanting to go out and buy the next book in the series!! (less)