Mar 31, 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa Review

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
(Blood of Eden, #2)
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; 446 pages
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 was definitely good and definitely just as dark as The Immortal Rules. The one main difference was there was a lot more romance mixed in; which is never a bad thing. I found it extremely predictable which was rather disappointing (I like being surprised) but it was still amazing.

Allie is a character I've loved since she was introduced; actually she's my second favorite female heroine so to be able to read more of her story, I couldn't wait. One thing I didn't expect was her brother, Jackal. If you don't remember, he tried to kill her in The Immortal Rules, obviously unsuccessfully but there's no love between these two. Yet. . .they embark on a journey together to find their sire, Kanin, and the person holding him captive, Sarren. I had never really thought about wanting to be a vampire, not really but let me tell you, I wouldn't hesitate if given the chance if it meant I could be with Jackal. I am so smitten with him and I think it's kind of warped but I can't help it.

Zeke, oh lovely human Zeke, with beautiful blue eyes, how we adore you so. Obviously he makes a return because he can't stay away from Allie, which is super sweet. The chemistry between these two characters is like nothing else. The romance heats up in the second book, like one would expect (or at least hope) and I am completely satisfied. Where as in the first book I didn't feel like romance was necessary so the lack thereof it didn't bother me but it would've bothered me in this book. Mainly because we're expecting it and Julie didn't let us down.

Kanin, my heart hurts for him. He's in such pain & agony yet there's nothing anyone can do for him until Sarren is found. It makes you wish you could hug him from afar. So many terrible things happen to him and yet, he's still the same, wise Kanin I've come to love. I'm obviously very much Team Vampires in this series.

The only downside to this book was I found it incredibly predictable. Like...disappointingly so. Usually I'm surprised by something but I wasn't. I saw it all coming...but that's the only bad thing about this. (I have talked to someone else who wasn't surprised so I don't know...maybe it's just me)

I adore Julie and I will read anything this lovely lady puts out there. If you love dystopians and vampires then why haven't you read the first book yet? If you have read The Immortal Rules, I don't think you'll be disappointed with this at all. Though, I am curious to see if anyone else found it as predictable as me or if I'm in the minority here.


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the great review.

  2. I just finished this book last week. It's fabulous. I love Ash. Thanks for the review.

    maycee (Air Ambulance)


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