Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa [ARC REVIEW]

TITLE: The Eternity Cure
            (Blood of Eden #2)
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHER: Harlequin
PUB DATE: Apr 30 2013
Summary from 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."


The Eternity Cure opens readers to Allison Sekemoto’s next adventure. After leading the company of humans to Eden from The Immortal Rules, Allie is now set on finding her sire, Kanin, who has fallen into the hands of a psychotic vampire named Sarren. As blood calls to blood, Kanin isn’t the only person she can sense. Through her journey, she finds herself connected to the last person she wishes to be. Becoming unlikely allied to this vampire; they go off in search of Kanin in pursuit of a common cause...

I’m a solid Julie Kagawa fan ever since the Iron King. When I read The Immortal Rules, the first book from the Blood of Eden series, my love for her just grew even more. I was so glad she did not fail me. So imagine my excitement over the release of The Eternity Cure. I barely kept myself calm enough to read through it. And might I say, it was quite a longer journey than I expected...

I loved Allison from the start of this series, and it just grew all the more with book two. I admire her for staying the way she once was when I met her. Even with all that has happened in with her, she tries very hard to keep her human self intact. It’s nice to see a protagonist remain true to what she believes in.

Allison isn’t the only one who’s back in this book. I got to see the lovable, sweet, kind-hearted boy-next-door Zeke – and he’s hotter than ever! Although I have to admit, he wasn’t much of a striking male lead in book one, but his change in demeanour here kind of made him way hotter than I thought – not to mention oozing sexy! LOL.

I was surprised to find Jackal make an appearance... as well as Stick, but more on Stick later. I honestly didn’t think of Jackal to be anymore than a villain. I never thought I’d actually like him. He’s funny and sarcastic – very Puck-like (Iron Fey series), only deadlier. Now Stick... oh dear, where do I begin. You completely suck, Stick! Everything was going fine until he came into picture. I swear I wanted to wave pompoms like a cheerleader when Zeke beat the crap out of him. He was a sick bastard! I hated him. As mean as it may seem, I think he got what he deserved.

Many would say that the ending of The Eternity Cure was predictable. As for me, well, I was shocked! I was kind of expecting a heartbreaking ending. It’s not that I’m cruel; I just felt like maybe it was time to get something more than a happy ending, and although I was crying buckets of tears, I was open to a tragedy to befall on our heroine. But Julie just messed with my brain over that ending. Might I say that I’m still puzzled over what happened... and I can’t stop thinking about it up until now.

The journey through The Eternity Cure may have been long... but the in the end, it was all worth it! Fun, funny and action-packed, with twists and turns that blew me away.

*Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley for the copy of The Eternity Cure.


  1. Thanks for posting this.This is awesome!!

  2. I've just finished this book!! Book two was WAY better than book one, and the ending was so unpredictable!!! I will never forget this last chapter. I wanted to cry at first, and then at the last sentence... I was left speechless.
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