I Am Forever (What Kills Me #2) by Wynne ChanningGenre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Expected Publishing Date: January 31, 2014
Publisher: Jet & Jack Press
Axelia fought an army of vampires and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god.
But instead of relishing her victory, she faces a dangerous new world and an empire at war. Axelia is thrust into the position of supreme vampire and caught in the crossfire of battle. To make matters worse, her role alienates Lucas, the one vampire that she trusts.
Her choices have brutal consequences and her power spawns evil enemies. And they know how to get to her — by hurting those whom she loves most.
Bestselling author Wynne Channing's highly-anticipated sequel to What Kills Me is another heart-pounding thrill ride filled with stunning twists, tragic betrayal and bloody action.
Five unanswered questions from What Kills Me
What the heck is Zee going to do now?
What Kills Me ended with a huge revelation that changed everything. First, she was public enemy number one, a fated destroyer, vampire apocalypse in a petite 17-year-old body. Now suddenly she is revered as maker, savior and deity. And she's not sure which scenario was better.
What will happen between Lucas and Zee?
I love the chemistry between these two characters. However, to be fair, they only met less than two weeks ago and were forced together by tragedy. That isn't the most romantic story. They basically ran from vampires, killed vampires and ran and killed some more. They don't have the most solid foundation to base a relationship — despite what the movies tell us. And so when the vampire Monarchy invites them into the palace at the beginning of I Am Forever, Lucas and Zee face a sticky situation. Lucas hates the Monarchy. He used to live with them and abhorred every minute of it. He also has every reason to distrust the Monarchy after they killed his sisters and father.
Zee, however, is inextricably connected with the Monarchy. They want her to be their icon. And there are vampires in the palace that she cares about. She doesn't want to abandon them so quickly and she is finally starting to feel comfortable as their supreme being.
That spells conflict for their relationship.
What's up with the rebellion?
The rebellion was introduced in What Kills Me through Samira, Lucas's ex-lover. As a rebel, she is fighting to overthrow the Monarchy. The Monarchy is all about rule and order which the rebels perceive as oppression. In I Am Forever, Zee becomes caught between the warring factions with each side trying to use her for their own gain.
Where did Lucas's brother, Taren, go?
When their father, Noel, left the palace, Lucas went with him and Taren stayed behind. He continued to train with the Aramatta and moved up — very high — in the ranks. You'll get to meet him.
Does she get to see her family or best friend again?
The Monarchy forbids contact between vampires and humans. And Zee was too busy running for her life to try to get back to her family. However, at the palace, the separation starts to wear on her and a terrifying event will endanger everyone that she holds dear.
Check out my reviews of both books in this series!
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