Monday, December 17, 2012

Review: 'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa

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 done.

Dawn of Eden is about Kylie and Ben. Kylie is a doctor, working at this clinic just months after the Red Lung virus started to spread. A lot of people are already dead. She's working with a few other people, trying to keep sick people healthy. It isn't going very well, though. Since most of earth is dying away. And ah. This sickness is kind of awful and all kinds of fascinating. I enjoy reading about it so much, which I probably shouldn't, lol :)

Suddenly this guy shows up at her clinic, with his sick friend. Kylie stitch them both up, but it's not going well for the hurt guy, Nathan. We also get to know Ben a bit. He does seem so great. A bit tortured, but I liked that a lot ;) If you have read The Immortal Rules, you probably know what happens next. But I will share it, still. Something awful is happning to Nathan. Suddenly he's dead, and he's smelling so bad, so fast. And then he wakes up. Changed. White eyes, sunken skin. He kills one of the people working with Kylie. And it's kind of awful but also so amazing. I might be a fan of a lot of death and blood. Which there is in this.

This is where we get to know about the Rabids. I loved reading about them so much in The Immortal Rules, and I loved reading about them in this one as well. They are an amazing plot twist. We don't really see any vampires in this book, but that's okay. I loved reading about Kylie and Ben. They make a great couple. Some might call it insta-love or whatever, but I felt like it could happen like that with anyone. I loved it a lot. I kind of thought this would be a YA book, but it wasn't. And that was amazing.

I don't really read Adult books, but I knew I needed to read this one because of my love for The Immortal Rules. And I'm so glad I did. The plot is amazing. Won't spoil more of it. Just that we get more of the Rabids. And we even get to see Kanin a bit! Ahh. Which was totally awesome, to be honest. But yeah. This book is amazing. Exciting and sweet. There is some steamy romance, and I liked it a lot. This is a must read for every fan of The Immortal Rules. Think you must read it either way, though :)

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harlequin for the chance to read and review this book early. <3 There is three stories in this book. But I only read the first one, Dawn of Eden, which is about 130 pages long. Maybe I'll read the others at a later time, but not yet. I'm very happy with this story, though. And I cannot wait to read more by Julie. Super excited for the second book, The Eternity Cure. <3


  1. I can't wait to read this! Immortal Rules was such a great books and I'm so glad you enjoyed this. The Eternity Cure, just can't come fast enough :)

    Alex @ Possession of Books

  2. I can't wait to read this novel and I'm sooo excited for The eternity curse :D Kagawa is such a gifted author.


  3. I haven't read anything by this author- but this sounds so good!


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