Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure
(Blood of Eden #2)
Julie Kagawa
Release: April 30, 2013
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Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

The Eternity Cure is the sequel to last year's incredible series debut,  The Immortal Rules. The series focuses on Allie and her life as a newly turned vampire in her dystopian world. Rabids run wild, like super speedy zombies on PCP, and towns are organized into almost-kingdoms where vampires rule and humans either serve the vamps and offer their blood or they live like the homeless, barely scrapping by.

At the end of the previous book, Allie had left her human friends in the care of the people at Eden and taken off to find her mentor, Kanin. In The Eternity Cure, Allie is doing just that, searching high and low for Kanin and the insane vampire that took him. This one doesn't have that same 'hold your breath' quality that the first book had, due to the fact that in that book Allie was hiding her vampirism from her new human friends. In this book Allie is still coming to terms with what she is, but she's learning how to be a true vampire to her core.

The strength of both of the books in this series so far has been Allie and her inner struggle with accepting her new self. Allie is one of my all time favorite young adult heroines because she doesn't fall victim to the typical tropes of YA. She doesn't overlook the obvious, she doesn't fall head over heels for a cute guy and profess her love within the first day, and she is extremely smart and independent. She is a great role model for teens, but she is also complicated enough for adults to appreciate.

Zeke is back in this one as well. I won't tell you the conditions of his return, but you knew he had to be in this sequel, right? Of course! He is human to the end and has some serious issues with Allie being a vampire. That said, he still sees her for who she really is and and helps Allie better understand herself. They're a great pair.

The Eternity Cure ends with quite the cliff hanger, I'll let you know that right now. You will be staring at your book with lots of angsty feels when you get to the final page.

This is a terrific series, with a perfect combination of vampire, dytopia, ass kicking, and romance. I can't wait for the next installment, set to release in 2014.

Recommended for fans of: dystopians, vampires, strong heroines, and ass kicking with a katana.

This review is based on an advance copy of the book provided by the publisher. 

  4 / 5 stars

My reviews of other books in this series:
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)


  1. When the Kagawa movie broke out, I thought this was the series they're adapting to piggy back on the Twilight & Dystopia movies. I guess she's writing another series.

    Lovely review, C!


  2. Great review! Definitely makes me want to go and get the book asap. This is exactly the type of book I love reading. Love you blog design too, btw! Great work!

    Alexis @Lexi Swoons


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