Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
Synopsis (Goodreads):
In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood  

She has done the unthinkable: died so that 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 change the world forever-and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago-and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.
My Thoughts: Wow. Pause for a second here. Yikes, some bad stuff goes down in this book. Dark, broody, bloody moments that make the part of me that loves things all dark and bloody sit up and pay attention. No lie, Sarren really is a psychotic piece of work. He gets his kicks off of torture and mayhem and he has a very unhealthy plan to cleanse our fair planet of the blight of both humans and vampires. The dude is cracked. Not even in a good way. In a totally chilling, completely terrifying sort of way.

Allison's still walking the edge between her humanity and her demon. She clings to human morals as best she can but she needs blood to survive and her Hunger is a constant threat. Jackal, on the other hand, has no use for humans except as a food source and he mocks Allie for not going all vampire on them and slaughtering indiscriminately. You know, Jackal's the family member that always makes you cringe a little at holiday meals. The one that says the inflammatory things and is purposefully awful. I personally think Allie's a saint for putting up with him on the journey to New Covington. I mean, really. The guy's kinda douchey. His biggest saving grace is that he's pretty straightforward about his douchey-ness.

Big things happen here. BIG THINGS! Kanin has enemies under every rock and those enemies aren't above underhanded dealings. We learn about both Jackal and Kanin's past. Allie takes us on a rollicking tour of an abandoned secret medical facility in the bowels of a once-great city. There's fighting and danger and blood.

And OMG! that ending. BIG THINGS HAPPEN. Game changing things. I can't imagine how things will go smoothly from here on out. I really can't. (and that's a good thing)

Books in this series
1. The Immortal Rules
2. The Eternity Cure - Hardcover | Kindle

Author Links
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The Eternity Cure was provided for review by Harlequin Teen through NetGalley.


  1. Your review kinda makes me want to pick up the next book now. I'm curious about Kanin's past.

    1. Then I feel like I've accomplished my goal. Also... THINGS HAPPEN. (sometimes I just like to yell that)

  2. So Big Bad Things happen, huh? I haven't read the series but I am guessing that things won't go smoothly from this point forward. JK can be rough on her characters.

    1. JK does not make things easy. I kinda like that about her.

  3. You are making me itchy with excitement. Like, I CANNOT WAIT to be back in this world.

    1. *hands you the anti-itch cream* I liked it, Smash. I LIKED IT!