Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

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Blurb: Before The Immortal Rules, there was 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 …

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback book (library)

My Thoughts: I was not paying too much attention with this series, I guess. I read this in a book that was a collection of novellas by various people titled ‘Til the World Ends.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this novella because it is set in the time when normal life is about to completely disappear. It makes me feel more connected to the series, because this is more relate-able than the point in time in the main books. I also loved the main characters.

I would recommend reading the main books before the novella, because it would take some of suspense and wonder out of the series and that’s no fun.

Read Aug 7, 2014 — Aug 9, 2014

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The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

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Blurb: She has done the unthinkable: died so she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie’s birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will charge the world forever – and possibly end human and vampire existence.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback (library)

My Thoughts: I am having mixed feels about whether I like this series or not. I am liking certain parts, but I also feel that is kind of dragged out. It is not boring or anything, and I can’t really describe it without spoiling. Anyway, I will say I almost threw the book across the room a couple times. I am anxious to finish the trilogy, but I will have to read the novella first because it is dangerously close to being overdue — tomorrow!

Read July 22, 2014 – August 7, 2014

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal RulesBlurb: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, anyone of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred for them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked – and give the ultimate choice. Die … or become one of the monsters.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: At first, I had a hard time getting over how much this book reminded me of the world from the Darkness Before Dawn trilogy. However, the similarities quickly faded away. I like the structure of the story line, as well as the characters. I feel that Allie should be more conflicted, but maybe I am too critical sometimes. I enjoyed the ending of this book (suspense!) and am excited to read the next.

Oh! I have noticed something since I have the first two books already from the library. The covers do not match. I have found out that the hardback cover looks different in the first book only. The paperbacks seem like they would look nice together. That upsets me. I like the cover for the paperback edition.

Read July 11, 2014 – July 21, 2014

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No. 6: Beyond by Atsuko Asano

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Synopsis: This book explores some of the past, as well as Shion and Nezumi’s activities after the final novel. Some events that are mentioned within the previous novels are run through with more detail (small spoiler: When Inukashi first meet Nezumi).

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I threw a lot of my hopes into this novel. At first, I was disappointed but I quickly became to really enjoy because all the major stress from the conflict had been removed. However, there are new concerns that have popped at the end! Now, I am left wondering how everything will truly end. To the best of my knowledge this series is complete, so I guess it is left up to our imagination.

Read February 15, 2014 — February 18, 2014

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No. 6: Flowers for Beautiful Days by Atsuko Asano

No. Flowers for Beautiful DaysSynopsis: Shion finally gets to watch one of Nezumi’s plays.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This was a very short story — only six pages. It was still nice to finally see what like one of plays were like.

Read February 14, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 9 by Atsuko Asano

11826337Synopsis: The boys struggle and fight through the final battle within the story. With everything falling down on top of them will they be able to survive? There is total chaos everywhere.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This is the final volume but there is a small side story and a big one. There is a huge build up but the final battle went smoothly and quickly. The ending is more detailed than the anime, which is the first and only real big difference that I have noticed. I was hoping for more romance.

This includes a side story called Days in the West Block (can be downloaded separately) at the end, which was part of the limited edition of the fourth volume of the manga. It was kind of sweet.

Read February 2, 2014 — February 14, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 8 by Atsuko Asano

13516445Synopsis: Everyone is playing their part in the story. Each person is checked on within this volume as the storm grows and explodes. Shion and Nezumi are able to do what they set out to do, but at what cost?

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: Very, very exciting! My heart goes out to the boys, Renka and Lili. There is so much struggle compacted into this penultimate volume. I am anxious to see what the final volume will hold, as well as the three extras.

Read January 15, 2014 — January 30, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 7 by Atsuko Asano

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Synopsis: Nezumi and Shion finally make it into the Correctional Facility. They have to overcome many obstacles that blocked their way to their goal. Restlessness explodes within the walls of the Holy City. Everything is building up to some end.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed with volumes quite a bit. There was a lot of action and progress. I was able to get pulled into all the page turning action. However, there were moments when I had to put the book (or my tablet) down to full digest what was going on. Only two more volumes left in the story (plus a couple extras)!

Read January 8, 2014 – January 10, 2014

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No. 6 Volume 6 by Atsuko Asano

11826341Synopsis: Shion and Nezumi find out a brief history of the Holy City that is No. 6 and the mysterious Nezumi himself. Everything to building up a boil. With only three volumes left the major action is about to begin.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: I enjoyed learning about Nezumi and No.6’s past. I can’t remember if the anime is the same. The action is building up and I am ready to see what happens. For reason, I am having trouble reading this now though. I don’t know if just because I am tried of reading or the series.

Read December 17, 2013 — December 29, 2013

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No. 6 Volume 5 by Atsuko Asano

11976843Synopsis: Nezumi and Shion have to find a way to survive the Correctional Facility in order to save Safu. What they see will be horrible and beyond anything Shion can imagine.

4 stars

Read Via: Fan-translated pdf file (Nostalgia on 9th Avenue)

My Thoughts: This volume was little more gruesome, which really doesn’t bother me. It just the thought of what was going on. There is some character development and changes. It will interesting to see how things turn out.

Read August 24, 2013 — October 1, 2013

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